L'Osteria di Giovanni

Via del Moro, 22r 50125 Florence Italy Map
Average price €40.00
9,1 /10
709 reviews
3397 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
    En flaske vin
  • €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
9,1 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
    396
  • 9
    140
  • 8
    97
  • 7
    34
  • < 7
    42
Food
9,2
Service
9,2
Setting
8,9
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Moderate
Waiting time
Fast
321/709 reviews
Annette P.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 18 Oct 2018
After a great but large anti pasti of chickpea pure and schrimps I had an excellent tuna with pistaccio nuts - but with all the delicious bread and contorni I had no room for dessert.... So I guess I'm saying the portion sizes are very big. Have to come back????
Willi K.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 13 Oct 2018
Excellent Service ans Signore Giovanni a real Monument in his profession
Karen N.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 11 Oct 2018
Great service, excellent food! Will recommend to all my friends visiting Florence.
Jubin G.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 10 Oct 2018
Lovely experience..
Wendy M.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 7 Oct 2018
Deilicios food and welcoming staf.
Heather B.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 7 Oct 2018
The food and service was incredible. We only waited in line for a few minutes yet they treated us with a glass of prosecco while we waited. We would definitely come back here
Deborah R.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 6 Oct 2018
Excellent food, outstanding service. Far outshines Il Latini!
Gina E.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 6 Oct 2018
The service was amazing. We were well treated. The food was delicious. The veal chop was excellent, the pasta with truffles was very good and the piccione dish very, very good. Grazie mille Giovanni. It was a pleasure to meet you and your restaurant.
Patrick M.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 6 Oct 2018
Tutti fantastico! My favorite place in Firenze!????
Robert K.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
3,5 /10
Food
2
Service
6
Setting
4
  • Meal date : 5 Oct 2018
Been here six times over last 10 years. Wont be back. Food quality very bland and disappointing. waiter notified of displeasure. No management involvement. Lost me as a customer forever.
Lindel B.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 1 Oct 2018
Last night in Florence and by far the best meal in Italy!!! Atmosphere top notch. You feel like you’re home. The food!!! Ah the food!!! Have no words to describe it!! Service was the best!!! If you visit don’t miss out on this gem!!!!
James C.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 30 Sep 2018
Suckling pig was incredible. Lemon cake topped off a great meal. Fun atmosphere.
Paul T.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 30 Sep 2018
I am a regular visitor to Giovanni’s and it never disappoints. The menu is never changing but the I never want it to change. The pici and savage ragu starter is fabulous. The sirloin steak with porcine mushrooms is as good as I could imagine it could ever be.
The staff are wonderful and there are plenty of them which, these days, is a rarity.
The place itself could do with a lick of paint. It is like taking a trip back to the 50’s or 60’s, but that could be said about many places in Florence.
Overall, a very satisfactory lunch.
Ratnesh V.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 30 Sep 2018
We were there for lunch. Excellent service, starters, pasta and main course (stuffed Rabbit) were all excellent. The desserts while nice were not similarly exceptional. Must visit place.
Tengjiao W.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 30 Sep 2018
The Tuscany-styles steak was grilled as medium rare which offers the juicy, tender flavor, the use of the parsley is the awesome additives. The burrata cheese served in the antipasti was not as good as what I imagine, but overall experience deserves a 4.5-Star rating.
Leia A.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 29 Sep 2018
Amazing! The frief bread and biscotti were out of this world!
Wendy F.
(1 review)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 28 Sep 2018
great atmosphere!
Jordan R.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 27 Sep 2018
Fantastic! Service with a smile. Greeted by the owner with such a warm welcome. Delicious food, wine, and dessert. Can’t wait to come back.
Karin L.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Sep 2018
Fabulous food and gracious staff. Complimentary prosecco, vin santo and limoncello. All in a welcoming setting. One of the best meals on my vacation.
Svetlana P.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Sep 2018
Excellent food. Excellent service!!! Highly recommend!
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