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Gio's Cucina

Vrijthof, Maastricht, The Netherlands
+31 43 325 6275
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“penne” (5 reviews)
“antipasti” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Vrijthof, Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

It's iconic and one of the best known restaurants in Maastricht. Yes, Gio's is authentic and genuine. The 'menu' is simple (choose between 2 pastas and 3 main dishes - the Ossenhaas is terrific) and you will be fed for the entire evening. Staff is...More

Thank Jurgen R
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Visit Gio with my wife since many years. Know when to go and a table will be available. Food is always fantastic and good old Gio still brings that 'papa' atmosphere. We know what to expect and he never disappoints. We will always go back....More

Thank Friembi0203
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Having no menu you'll be asked what main course you prefer and after that every course will be served at the table. Great experience. The accompanying wine is good. Service slows down somewhat later in the evening so we had a hard time getting someone's...More

Thank iWiebe
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

It was recommended by an Italian collegue. And indeed very special. Seldom had such a good meal. A bit difficult to reserve. But when you manage it, you get a call when the table is free. Meanwhile you can have a drink at the Vrijthof.

Thank JvdB19
Reviewed 25 January 2017

It was our wedding anniversary and we had planned to go to the Opera. Luckily we were early enough to get a table. We felt welcomed and had a great experience. The food was extremely delicious! Unfortunately, about 10 days ago (January 14th), we went...More

Thank FernandaCS72
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We were glad we could get in without reservation. Apparently Chef Gio serves a fixed menu. Extremely delicious antipasto with salad and cheese. My son and I took the lamb chops. Good choice. My daughter took the seafood with lots of scallops. Plenty of salads...More

Reviewed 27 October 2016

Planned to eat around 20:00 but could not reserve as it was busy. Asked to leave a phone number that the restaurant would call when places were available. Walked in at 19:55 and the place was half full with plenty of seating available. There is...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Make sure to make a reservation when you're in town to dine here, it's worth it. Very nice and tasteful food. Limited choice, which I like, but it is all delicious. Bring an appetite because you'll need it. I will be back for sure.

Thank kleinrichard
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Went here because a friend of ours recommended it. The food and their house wine were great! We started with a simple yet delicious salad, then we had some really nice penne and our main course was lamb/beef with an abundance of side dishes. We...More

Thank BastianSouth
Reviewed 24 August 2016

No reservations are made, so you better be there before 5.30pm or after 8.30pm, and even then you are probably asked to leave your phone number and called as soon as a table is available. But it is all worth the wait. There is no...More

Thank RallyWise
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Jan R
22 June 2017|
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Response from Friembi0203 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Jan .. I do not know. I think the restaurants sell packages during these concerts. Eat and enjoy the concert at the same time. Sorry I cannot help you further.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vrijthof, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Limburg Province  >  Maastricht
  • Phone Number: +31 43 325 6275
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