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Il Giova

Via Borgo la Croce 73/r, 50121, Florence, Italy
+39 055 248 0639
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“beef” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 - 15:00All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Borgo la Croce 73/r, 50121, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was highly recommended by a local. The restaurant is cute with a lot of locals. The food was good but a bit bland for my liking. I felt like most dishes were missing some seasoning and salt. The monkey fish risotto did not...More

Thank StephoL
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food friendly staff. Recommended by our airbnb host we thought we'd give it a try. Full of locals this small venue packs a big punch. Pasta was fresh, the arcana and zaffron ravioli was unique and excellent as was the other prima piatta we...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The food is average, the service is average. It is very crowded at lunchtime, with locals which seem to enjoy the food, but for me, as a turist was not I expected.

Thank Mihai G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I spend much time in Firenze and when a local friend recommends a place I go there! I was first at Il Giova when a friend took me there. The place is small, not many indoor or outdoor tables and a reservation may be needed....More

Thank Gessoman
Reviewed 31 May 2017

What more could we need for the perfect Italian getaway than finding the quintessentially 'Firenzian' trattoria down a back street, just 200m from our door. Blessed by a recommendation from a very helpful taxi driver, we searched for 24 hours in the hope of stumbling...More

Thank towster99
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

You know that place people always talk about finding when visiting a location that is popular with tourists? The small, out-of-the-way, casual, non-touristy restaurant frequented by locals, with exceptional food? Il Giova is that place. Florence is full of wonderful food, and amazing places to...More

1  Thank SempreVagabondo
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Roberto and his wife are fabulous hosts as you experience traditional Tuscan fare. Both speak English and are able to translate their extensive daily changing menu. All the food is fresh and homemade. The desserts are like Nonna would make. Be aware that the portions...More

Thank bonefishwidow
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We ducked into this place during a thunderstorm, and were delighted we did! The place had wonderful, affordable red table wine, a great little pecorino cheese antipasto, and a delicious truffle pasta...recommended by other patrons. Wish we'd had enough room left for the tiramisu. Thanks...More

Thank MisterJJ
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Eating here for lunch and dinner on my watercolour course. The starters, pasta and desserts are simple, fresh and delicious! The house wine is also great.

Thank DMOliver
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

So I'm still reeling from my great luck in finding this little trattoria! Service was friendly, very good English, but more importantly, the food was superb!! Thank goodness, because we had not made reservations, had just determined to stop at the first "trattoria" titled restaurant...More

Thank Anne A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Borgo la Croce 73/r, 50121, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 055 248 0639
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