This is the "Best STEAK" I’ve ever had in my life! I also enjoyed having house wine. It was very good, so I bought it to go. I enjoyed it with my family in Japan! They said "I want to import!". We had a great...More
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L'Osteria di Giovanni is a real treat. The owner, Giovanni, circulates the dining rooms greeting returning visitors and making everyone feel comfortable. There is a nice mix of tourists and locals. The food is amazing and service complements the wonderful experience. Our waiter took time...More
Pre-booked for a party of seven guys on a trip to see the Rugby. Found it well tucked away in a small side street in central Florence. Once inside it was evident that we had chosen wisely as it was full of locals and the...More
I feel a 5-star restaurant has to be exceptional, and Osteria Giovanni truly is. We had a first course of smoked swordfish carpaccio, roasted artichokes, both recommended. The squab.....best ever. Guinea fowl with orange sauce also great. Topped it off with a terrific lemon cake...More
Woohoo! Thank you so much. We have to say we do agree about the warm lemon cake - we literally cannot make enough, and we make it every single day! We hope to see you again.
We went here on first night of our first visit to Florence, and we really, really enjoyed it. We expected it to be busy, as our hotel hosts were concerned to know that we’d made a reservation – and even though almost all the tables...More
We gave you an awesome introduction to our city and we couldn't be prouder! We strongly believe in slow food (we rush no-one through their meal to make way for other people) and we hope we might see you again before you leave.
Nice atmosphere, with wonderful food and a good cellar of wine. This is on a little street just off the traffic circle by Ponte Alle Carraia, (a nice evening stroll, two bridges up from Ponte Vecchio) and is a busy, happy place near the river....More
We love the line "happy place near the river" and we so agree that a stroll home along the river is just perfect after a large meal. Thank you so much for coming to eat with us and we hope we can do it again...More
Great atmosphere, excellent service and food!! This was my favorite restaurants on my European trip!! Its everything I expected.. the Italian owner was very friendly, talking and joking with his customers and making sure you are enjoying your meal. A wonderful experience. Thank You...!!!
That is so good to hear. We are so happy that you enjoyed it and hope you will come back one and do it all again!
The concierge at our hotel recommended this delightful restaurant. So happy she did! Our meal was delicious. The hubby said we needed to try something we'd never had before and chose the goose carpaccio... a revelation. The buttery texture of the meat with a mild...More
Well thank you to Ms Concierge! Our favourite words? "Service was attentive and casual with a good sense of humor." We love it, we are not fine dining, we will not bother you every five minutes to ask how things are, but we are absolutely...More
My wife and I agree with those reviewers who would give Osteria di Giovanni more stars if we could. We ate dinner there two nights in a row and would have gone back if Giovanni had not given his staff New Years Day and two...More
Ooohhhh! We are a little overwhelmed, and hugely proud of ourselves and our team. Thank you so much. Second nights after an awesome experience are kind of scary - things might not be perfect second time around, so we are enormously relieved to find out...More
Not sure what was better, the food or the service. As an American abroad, you eventually get used to less attentive service. But within seconds of walking into Giovanni's our coats were whisked away and we were being led to a great table just off...More
Yes! (Air-punch!!). The service: "Attentive yet not overbearing". We made your evening and you made our day with this review. Thank you!