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Il Giova

) #449 of 2,102 Restaurants in Florence €€ - €€€ Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Via Borgo la Croce 73/r, 50121, Florence, Italy
+39 055 248 0639
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Via Borgo la Croce 73/r, 50121, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is average, the service is average. It is very crowded at lunchtime, with locals which seem to enjoy the food, but for me, as a turist was not I expected.

Thank Mihai G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spend much time in Firenze and when a local friend recommends a place I go there! I was first at Il Giova when a friend took me there. The place is small, not many indoor or outdoor tables and a reservation may be needed....More

Thank Gessoman
Reviewed 30 May 2017

What more could we need for the perfect Italian getaway than finding the quintessentially 'Firenzian' trattoria down a back street, just 200m from our door. Blessed by a recommendation from a very helpful taxi driver, we searched for 24 hours in the hope of stumbling...More

Thank towster99
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

You know that place people always talk about finding when visiting a location that is popular with tourists? The small, out-of-the-way, casual, non-touristy restaurant frequented by locals, with exceptional food? Il Giova is that place. Florence is full of wonderful food, and amazing places to...More

Thank SempreVagabondo
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Roberto and his wife are fabulous hosts as you experience traditional Tuscan fare. Both speak English and are able to translate their extensive daily changing menu. All the food is fresh and homemade. The desserts are like Nonna would make. Be aware that the portions...More

Thank bonefishwidow
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We ducked into this place during a thunderstorm, and were delighted we did! The place had wonderful, affordable red table wine, a great little pecorino cheese antipasto, and a delicious truffle pasta...recommended by other patrons. Wish we'd had enough room left for the tiramisu. Thanks...More

Thank MisterJJ
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Eating here for lunch and dinner on my watercolour course. The starters, pasta and desserts are simple, fresh and delicious! The house wine is also great.

Thank DMOliver
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

So I'm still reeling from my great luck in finding this little trattoria! Service was friendly, very good English, but more importantly, the food was superb!! Thank goodness, because we had not made reservations, had just determined to stop at the first "trattoria" titled restaurant...More

Thank Anne A
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Near the Plaza d'Azeglio--not far from the tourist areas, but far enough to be an excellent neighborhood restaurant. In the first place, the house wine (vino rosso) is really good. The food is well prepared and fresh, with a few piatti di gioranto each day....More

Thank trip99
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

A lovely little restaurant recommended by our airbnb host. Very reasonabled priced Good selection/choice. English speaking owner. Off the beaten track. Fantastic Throughly recommended

Thank TheWorldOutsideFS
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Borgo la Croce 73/r, 50121, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 055 248 0639
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