9,5 /10
1110 reviews
3654 reviews

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About the restaurant L'Osteria di Giovanni

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.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€40.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • €3.00
    Bottle of mineral water
  • €6.00
    Glass of wine
  • €15.00
    Bottle of wine
  • €2.00
    Coffee
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant L'Osteria di Giovanni

How to get there?

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

Services

Excellent
9,5 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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Food
9,6
Service
9,6
Setting
9,3
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Moderate
Waiting time
Fast
450/1111 reviews
Lars W.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 17 Oct 2019
- Review being moderated -
Lindsey C.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 16 Oct 2019
So worth the 20 minute walk from our accommodation. Terrific all around. Excellent value, left extremely full and super happy. Delicious house wine, at a fair price. The ribollita was fantastic, the caprese with burrata and artichokes - so delicious. Love the finale with house made sorbetto and biscotti. Would love to experience this again one day.
Kathryn M.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Oct 2019
My husband and I had a wonderful dinner last night. Friendly and delicious. What more can you ask?
Karyn H.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Oct 2019
Amazing...again!
David C.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 11 Oct 2019
This is the third time that I have been to this restaurant. The host is remarkable. The bistecca fiorentina is delicioso. My favorite restaurant in Firenze
Lillian N.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 10 Oct 2019
Excellent
John B.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 10 Oct 2019
Excellent service. Very enjoyable meal. We each had the lobster & pasta ecial. Whole lobster, reasonably priced.
Nancy M.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 9 Oct 2019
Excellent service, and our 1st experience eating Florentine beef surpassed expectations!
Irvin W.
Conqueror
(6 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 8 Oct 2019
Good food, well prepared.
Douglas C.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 7 Oct 2019
Very good food. Great waiter and staff. Good value. Very good overall
Richard M.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 3 Oct 2019
The food was the best. If we could give it 12 stars we would.
Jack D.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 2 Oct 2019
We ate in the cellar and had a wonderful evening.
Fitz E.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 2 Oct 2019
The food was amazing....the truffle pasta was outstanding and our veal dish was cooked to perfection. Our waiter provided excellent recommendations. Can’t wait to go back!
Victoria G.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 30 Sep 2019
Best steak I’ve ever had! I got the filet with Porcini mushroom topper and my friend had the osso buco; both were amazing!
Meghan V.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 29 Sep 2019
Service was amazing (and they had to deal with some difficult tables) and the food great as always.
Ping A.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 29 Sep 2019
We had four days in florence. The first day we walked in for the first time just to try our luck. Because the restaurant has a very good rating so we thought that we gave a go since we were very close by. We were lucky to have a table, but in front of the toilet because we didn't have a reservation. It didn't become an issue when the food was put on the table, they were so delicious. We couldn't finish our second course because the portion of their food were so generous. However, we went back again for late lunch two days later because they are so good. Ordered different course, still so delicious. This time we managed to reserve appetite for the dessert. The Tiramisu was the best I have had ever eaten. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. I strongly recommend to try this place when you are in Florence.
Tomasz K.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Sep 2019
many thanks !
Lawrence G.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 22 Sep 2019
Our dinner at L'Osteria di Giovanni was wonderful. We were there two years ago and it was great then also. Giovanni personally and all his staff were welcoming, professional and very accommodating to my wife's gluten sensitivity. The menu was creative as well as offering more familiar items to interest all food tastes. Even though the restaurant and staff were very busy you always get the feeling that they appreciate your business and it seems most everyone else felt the same as there were happy faces and laughter everywhere. Highly recommend but best to make a reservation.
Cy C.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 20 Sep 2019
If you're in a group, I suggest you order at least a dish from each section and just share. The portions are big enough and everyone gets to try a little bit of everything. Lastly, order the bistecca if you can. It took my sister, brother and I about 30 minutes to finish a 1.5 kg (52 oz) steak. It was delicious and highly recommended.
Kristine O.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 19 Sep 2019
Giovanni and Caterina couldn’t have been more welcoming. Every suggestion for wine and food was great and the food was amazing! A++++
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