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L'Osteria di Giovanni

Via del Moro 22, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 284897
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lemon cake” (28 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via del Moro 22, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Mari K
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Charlie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank john h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank BradC1149
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Marcus C
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Baggysmum
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 10 January 2018

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...!!!

Thank Val H
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

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!

Reviewed 8 January 2018

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

Thank TravelerTab
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

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

Reviewed 6 January 2018

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

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CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

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

Reviewed 6 January 2018

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

Thank Erich H
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Yes! (Air-punch!!). The service: "Attentive yet not overbearing". We made your evening and you made our day with this review. Thank you!

Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by
an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city.
The historic center is characterized by the immensity
of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the
brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does
not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni
Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is
enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city
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Questions & Answers
31 January 2018|
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Response from CaterinaLatini | Property representative |
Hello. Firstly we are NOT a vegetarian restaurant, however we can certainly manage some very interesting and good dishes with no meat, eggs or seafood). If you eat cheese, that will give you a greater variety of choice. We... More
13 October 2017|
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Response from CaterinaLatini | Property representative |
Hello there - yes please write to us at our email address which is posted here on Tripadvisor and on our website and we will be able to help you directly! Thank you! Caterina
2 August 2017|
Response from CaterinaLatini | Property representative |
Hello there! We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal. That is always good news. We get our Vernaccia from Casale Falchini at San Gimignano. We are not allowed to put links here, but a quick search should bring it up. We... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$124
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Moro 22, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 284897
  • E-mail
At L’Osteria di Giovanni we not only maintain strict allegiance to traditional Tuscan dishes (including many antique recipes that are not commonly used these days), but we also experiment with new flavours and combinations, whilst remaining faithful to local and season produce. Popular new dishes include smoked duck breast on rocket salad and dressed in balsamic vinaigrette, tortelli stuffed with pear and pecorino, with leek and paprika sauce, pici with sausage and kale, and lamb slow-cooked with artichokes. We stronly believe that your restaurant experience should be unique and satisfying on every front. We look forward to welcoming you one day to L'Osteria di Giovanni.
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