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Ristorante da Giovannino

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Via Ponte Grande 89/a, 06081, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 813698
19:30 - 21:40
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Sun 00:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sun 19:30 - 21:40
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We initially thought the restaurant to be impersonal and sterile but were made to feel at home very quickly. Although the entire restaurant is serviced by only 2 waiters they work tirelessly and without complaint. The food preparation took some time but was definitely worth the wait. We had great fun ordering food that was unpronounceable in English and decided... More 

1 Thank Spookydicks
Esher, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Having booked into the local Casa Rosa with very short notice, we had not had time to shop for foo. Ristorante da Giovannino also has a limited mini market attached; At 19.40 we were the only people in the restaurant, so we weren't really too sure that they wanted us; however, over the next 30 mins or so several other... More 

Thank Timsnapper
Da Giovannino R, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante da Giovannino, responded to this review

Hi. I would like to thank you for the review and to tell you that in Italy people usually dine at 8 pm so generally the restaurant, even if is open since 7:30 pm , starts to become full at 8/8:30 pm. I would also like to explain the water issue. We couldn’t give you the tap water because the... More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My wife and I had dinner here on two separate occasions in this very relaxed and family friendly setting. On the first evening we had penne arribiata and ravioli. Both pasta dishes were great. This rates as one of the best penne dishes I've eaten - so much so that I ordered it again on my next visit. On the... More 

Thank AllenVH
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Have been here over the last four years whilst staying at villamena. The service is chaotic and slow with a wait for an hour not being unusual which is tough with children. However when the homemade pasta with norcina arrives it is almost worth it. Price is very reasonable.

Thank bobpaisley67
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Great food and service. Really cheap too. Kids played table tennis, darts and fussball. Relaxed and happy place. If you have kids go here for sure.

Thank Steve K
Binda, Australia
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58 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014 via mobile

Enjoy very good local cuisine at this restaurant, wonderful menu choice, great value,delicious Umbrian food. Great, friendly staff, quiet surroundings. Cute waiter, speaks English.

Thank MuswellbrookCouple
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

I am there now and I have just got my food after two hours of waiting. The food is less than normal and the prices are too high for the quality

1 Thank Ak232
Da Giovannino R, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante da Giovannino, responded to this review

The food is less than normal and the prices are too high for the quality??? I dont know if that day there where many people in the restaurant, but is impossible 2 hours of waiting and the prices too hight for the quality...! I really think that has mistaken, you have reviewed one other restaurant !!! Good-bye More 

Culver City, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

This authentic Umbrian restaurant wowed us with its traditional food and generous wine portions. From appetizers to desserts, everything was terrific and gave us a great introduction to the foods of Umbria. This was our favorite meal of our two week trip in Italy. The small attached store was a helpful find as we were on our way to an... More 

Thank zootnarf
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2013

We ate here twice while staying at Villamena just up the road. Service was good and food delicious. We understood it had been run by the same family for 50 years. Busy at weekends so reservations recommended then but during the week it seemed quieter.

Thank Bluebarnabus
Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2013 via mobile

Was delighted to find this restaurant 1km from Villamena where we are staying It authentic, family run, and frequented by local people Excellent quality and value Planning to return

Thank HenryHull

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$27
Italian, Barbecue, Grill, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:40
19:30 - 21:40
19:30 - 21:40
19:30 - 21:40
19:30 - 21:40
19:30 - 21:40
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Ponte Grande 89/a, 06081, Assisi, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Perugia  >  Assisi
  • Phone Number: +39 075 813698
The restaurant Giovannino's is a famil-run restaurant, situated in the calm of the Umbrian hills 4 kms from Assisi.

To reach the restaurant you can take the ss444 street to Ponte Grande.
From "Porta Perlici" Assisi's door, you will be in restaurant in 5 minutes by car.

Ample free parking lot.

To this day our strong point has been the local specialities: handmade tagliatelle,
meat which we still grill on the open fire
accompanied by Umbria's most famous dish, 'torta al testo', a type of thick,soft,flat bread baked on the hearth. The
'torta al testo' that we make is not the traditional recipe that everyone knows, but is in fact a recipe thought up by Aurora,
Giovannino's wife.
Another very popular dish of ours is coratella, stewed lamb's liver.
Our secret is to prepare good recipes and always use fresh ingredient
avoiding anything which contains artificial colourants or preservatives.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?