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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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Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via del Moro 22, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I strolled in just before 7pm (opening) during a rainy night for a small bite to eat. We were welcomed and seated by a friendly staff. I had read previous reviews and wanted to try the Ribolita soup. It was excellent. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in search of the best Florentine steak and I reviewed an excellent place previously. Tonight we got airy and light with paintings and fabulous service— not to mention excellent food. Fried bread and dolce with sweet wine were served free. Potatoes a little...More

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CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are so glad to be included in your search for excellent Florentine steak. Florence for sure has that, and we are very proud that you enjoyed your experience with us. It is overjoying to hear that you were satisfied with your food and service...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A well established family restaurant where Grandfather still meets guests at the door. Great food and lovely surroundings. Lots of photos of celebrities who have dined here. The Caprese salad was delicious and the fillet steak was excellent.

Thank Chefereeny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, service, and food! Highly recommend if you’re in Florence - we got the veal and a few daily specials.

2  Thank aztec23
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Great to hear! We are glad you enjoyed the veal and that we could be part of your trip to the amazing city of Florence.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table (I strongly suggest booking in advance) and we we’re greeted by Giovanni who makes everyone feel welcomed. Since Florence is food paradise my daughter and I asked for artichokes (because they are in season and fresh) followed by what the waiter...More

1  Thank Montserrat G
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so appreciative of your warm review and are so glad we were able to provide a wonderful dining experience. We want every customer to feel at home and pleased with their food and visit, so it is awesome to see that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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

We are so please to hear from everyone - whenever, after 1 day, 1 week, 1 month! All feedback is important to us. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal and hope to meet you again one day.

Reviewed 7 February 2018

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

We like every single one of those comments. Every single one! Thanlk you for choosing us and thank you so much for returning. There is no higher compliment!

Reviewed 6 February 2018

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

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

Excellent! We are so pleased that you found, tucked away as you are in a very narrow and rather dark side street! Thanks for choosing us, and may rugby bring you back again and again and again!.

Reviewed 3 February 2018 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

1  Thank BradC1149
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

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 February 2018

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 5 February 2018

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.

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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David K
4 March 2018|
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Response from john h | Reviewed this property |
Hello David It’s entirely up to you, we were very casual with jeans and sweaters but smart casual also works, it’s a relaxed place so just turn up and enjoy John
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$123
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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