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L'Osteria di Giovanni

9.4/10
1313

Average price €40

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Restaurant menu

Chef Ours is truly a team effort in the kitchen with no single commander, except of course, Giovanni himself!
  • Average price €40 Special request
Ribollita Toscana
€13
Bistecca alla Fiorentina con patate arrosto (per hg)
€5.5
Tagliata di manzo con funghi porcini trifolati
€25

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Bistecca à la Florentina
Tiramisu
Milk-fed Veal with potatoes
Home Made Pici with sausage & cabbage
Fiorentina
Magnifica bistecca alla Fiorentina
Pici

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.4/10
based on 1313 reviews
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Quality of food :9.5/10
Service :9.7/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Bruno M.
    Bruno M.
    • one review
    10/10

    amazing food, super friendly staff.. of course respecting always the covid 19 norms...

  2. Francesco b.
    Francesco b.
    • one review
    10/10

    Mario è inimitabile

  3. Jack C.
    Jack C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing service with very attentive waiters, helped us pick a wine we would like and helped us with food choices as we couldn’t choose from all the great sounding dishes. Reasonable prices too, will be back next year

  4. Eleanor P.
    Eleanor P.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Best restaurant I’ve been to in Florence. Complimentary Prosecco on arrival, incredible Tuscan food and delicious house wine. Friendly service and great atmosphere. We’ll definitely be back!

  5. Nik P.
    Nik P.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Excelent food and service. Not the cheapest restaurant out there but worth it. Sirloin steak and ravioli were very nice. Fried bread was good but a bit on the heavy side.

  6. Dave C.
    Dave C.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Googled the best Bisteca Fiorentina and this came up as no. 1 ... booked it and it was great ... very friendly little old fella greeted us very warmly and we had great food and wine and the waiter was good too - perfect

  7. Giuseppe P.
    Giuseppe P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very good food. Giovanni was really nice to all clients and started small talking to them. The bistecca alle fiorentina was huge (even for two persons), but delicious!!!

  8. Martin B.
    Martin B.
    • one review
    10/10

    The staff are very welcoming and extremely attentive. The waiters clearly know their stuff and enjoy their roles. The food is absolutely amazing as is the wine. We have recommended this place to many people and have been back twice ourselves

  9. Leroy T.
    Leroy T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Although this Osteria isn’t in a sightseeing street it’s really worth the visit. If you are looking for the greatest and most honest Florence restaurant, best service, nice atmosphere and best dishes (Fiorentina steak and tira misu best ever) this is still THE place!!

  10. Federica N.
    Federica N.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Ottima fiorentina ;)

  11. Hugues M.
    Hugues M.
    • 17 reviews
    9.5/10

    Good food, friendly service and nice wine recommendations, definitively worth a visit ! Close to the center and main attractions.

  12. Lucy A.
    Lucy A.
    • one review
    10/10

    A perfect florentine gem. The lovely owner was on hand, the service was exceptional and the food was delicious. Thank you for a wonderful meal

  13. Mihkel R.
    Mihkel R.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    The food is really good and seems to have all of the Tuscan bests. The waiters are super nice. They offer you extra foods and snacks while you wait for your appetizer and we got quite full after our appetizers already. The room itself is a bit too dim and there was no music (nor AC), so it got a little bit too weird, but was ok. Overall it's a good place to have dinner and seems it gets quite busy in the later hours.

  14. Wim D.
    Wim D.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We had a perfect evening at the restaurant! The service of a young man was realy perfect ! The food was excellent. Sober like food should be and with tasts so lovely.,. We would like to come back!

  15. Hafsa M.
    Hafsa M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Attentive staff, great fish options and lovely atmosphere. Definitely ask what the specials are and the biscotti is great. Menus and staff speaking English was very helpful!

  16. Mailys v.
    Mailys v.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    We were welcomed by the owner in the most friendly way. They served us a welcome Prosecco and we had a very nice chat in Italian/English and French The food was typical Toscane and super good. They even shared with us some recipes. It’s definitively worth going here

  17. Marc n.
    Marc n.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Very welcoming Food quality and tasty, Can it in the restaurant wine cave and it is charming Spent nice moment with family To be recommended when passing through Firenze

  18. Wendy B.
    Wendy B.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    What a lovely restaurant! We were made to feel very welcome and the food was excellent, add to that the atmosphere was great and so were the staff. We couldn't have wished for a better start to our trip to Florence

  19. Heggermont N.
    Heggermont N.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    A really pleasant experience from prosecco to cantucci. Fresh food and great welcome. An excellent pasta! Thanks to Giovanni and others... Great ????????

  20. Stefan G.
    Stefan G.
    • one review
    10/10

    One of the best meals of my life. A wonderful restaurant and a superb Staff. The Florentine steak was excellent, as were the wines, appetizers, and the atmosphere. Would love to visit again when in Florence.

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More information

How to get to the restaurant

Via del Moro, 22r, 50125, Florence, Italy, RestaurantAddress

Public transport

We are very close to the main station square (Piazza della Stazione) so all buses and trains that go via that square are good!

Directions to get there

L'Osteria di Giovanni lies in a very narrow side street that runs from Piazza Santa Maria Novella right the way down to the Arno River. It's just one car wide and has tiny sidewalks - don't be discouraged! We are on the left hand side as you walk towards

We strongly advise that you don't bring a car. Public transport or a taxi are much the best options. If you do bring a car, a private car park or the station car park are your best options. Legal street parking is impossible!

About the restaurant

GREAT RECEPTION - The restaurant L'Osteria di Giovanni is located in the heart of Florence, near the Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It offers an environment with a rustic, characteristic furniture, embellished by a warm, friendly and always very relaxing.

REGIONAL CUISINE - The restaurant's menu is full of typical Tuscan specialities, with a prevalence of meat dishes. There is no lack fish courses, prepared based on the daily availability. Very good the homemade desserts, such as the pistachio parfait.

DISHES TO TRY - Do not miss the ribollita, pici with sausage and cabbage sauce, sliced beef with porcini mushrooms sautéed and milk-fed veal ossobuco with potatoes.

Features

Good for families, Good for groups, Christmas, Christmas and New Year, Father's Day, , Travelers' Choice 2020, Valentine's Day

Services

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