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L'Osteria di Giovanni

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Duomo
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Via del Moro 22, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 284897
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19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were treated very well by the friendly staff. And the food is excellent as well. Everything is really top class with out being too much. It seems genuine and they really do care what you think about the service.

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Thank mhcopenhagen
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review

We would like to say that rather than caring what you think about the service, we really care about your overall experience, not just having some great food and drink. In this city, really good food and fabulous wine is never that far away, but we want to make really memorable experiences for people. Hopefully we did that! More 

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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had some absolutely yummy vegetarian pasta with the house wine here served with a lot of warmth and care by the friendly staff. Great place to satiate your taste buds. Might get a little busy later in the evening so might be worth it to reserve a table.

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Thank Priti S
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review

We can normally cater to most dietary requirements (except non-contamination, for example with celiac disease) but vegetarians, vegans and dairy-free we can usually take in our stride! We do get busy. The best thing is to hop through to our site and book. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment here. More 

New York City
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Giovanni is on hand along with his daughter to make sure the food and service are top notch. Both were excellent - as good as on our first visit several years ago, Try and get a corner table, or at least one against a wall, out of the way of the constant flow of waiters, The ambiance is above average... More 

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Thank BigShotz
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review

It was so great to have you back! We are always excited to have our guesst visit us every time they holiday in Florence. It was really great to have you with us again. More 

ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of dining here earlier this month. You could see the pride and joy in Giovanni's face, making sure everyone is happy with the food and just being there. He literally treats you like family. He personally walks through the restaurant to each table numerous times.The food and service were incredible. Reasonably priced. We were there celebrating... More 

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Thank opie2747
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review

Letting us be a part of your celebration makes us so happy! We enjoyed every minute of your company and to see the joy on your mother's face was priceless. We are excited to see you again in March! More 

Israel
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner with no reservation.giovanni himself came up to me and was very happy to answer any questions. Ordered a taliata with braised mushroom and potatoes. Yummy! Worth every cent. Will go again for sure.

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Thank ArielaIsrael
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review

It really was so lovely to meet you! We accommodate our guests every way we can. You chose some great dishes and we are happy that you were able to enjoy them! We are so happy you came to see us. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here in late November with my boyfriend without a reservation at about 8pm. We were seated right away. Food was lovely, and we had a bottle of Chianti for only 13€. 2 entrees (pasta dish and florentine steak) plus the bottle of wine, side of potatoes, and cover (aka bread, standard for Italian restaurants) came to 64€. I would... More 

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Thank Paige J
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review

Hello, whilst we are delighted that you enjoyed your meal, wherever it was that you ate, you didn't eat with us! We have just noticed that your photos are not photos of our restaurant, so in the interests of not doing one of our colleagues out of an excellent review, perhaps you should cancel this one and place it on... More 

Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, I didn't like Italian food until I came here. This food was so damn good I am still thinking about it and it's been over 1 year sense I left Italy. We had a octopus soup and we told the waiter to pick our main course and he didn't disappoint. Oh man, it was just delicious. I liked the... More 

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Thank Duane N
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review

A year?! You have to come back soon!! You definitely got to taste some great dishes.Thank you for coming in. We hope to see you soon! More 

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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good. We had pasta, guinea hen, and fish, all was delicious. But the star was the service. With our meal we had proseco, walnuts presented by the owner, biscotti, and closed with amaretto. The entire night folks were being graciously greeted by the owner and staff. Just a pleasurable night.

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Thank MnHawk
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review

Our goals are not only to make sure you enjoy your dinner but that you know we appreciate you visiting us. Nothing makes us happier than to see our guests having a good time. Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to see you again one day. More 

Santa Fe, NM
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220 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleased with the service, quality of the food and ambiance. This is a very nice choice for a pleasant evening dinner. Plan to go back this Spring. Highly recommended.

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Thank NewMexicans_10
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review

We are so excited that your are coming back! Thank for giving us the pleasure of enjoying your company. We can't wait to see you again. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my wife here on an anniversary dinner night and was thoroughly satisfied with the food and the service.

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Thank Joseph F
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review

Brought my wife here on an anniversary dinner night and was thoroughly satisfied with the food and the service. My response: We are so happy to have celebrated your anniversary with you! Congratulations! Thank you for coming in and we hope we get to celebrate another anniversary with you someday. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$107
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Monday
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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
Description
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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Duomo
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 as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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