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Il Giova

#454 of 2,085 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Borgo la Croce 73/r, 50121, Florence, Italy
+39 055 248 0639
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
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19:30 - 23:30
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Pelham, MA
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 for the cream for our morning coffee Roberto; we'll never forget your wonderful little place!

Thank MisterJJ
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85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
1 review
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 we found in our walking route (maybe not a great plan for Easter Weekend) Order... More 

Thank Anne A
Los Angeles
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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. On weekends, I recommend making a reservation. The street on which the restaurant is located,... More 

Thank trip99
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Well I'm Alex from Newyork and I been living in florence since past 8 years so I always looks for best food and one day I was walking and found this little resturant cal il Giova and I was curious so I step in really warm welcome quite place and great food and cost less then other ripping off resturant... More 

Thank Balochoon
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I was looking for a good place to eat close to our hotel in Sante Croce on our first night in Florence. We were glad we chose this restaurant as there was plenty of choice and we went for the specials. The stufado was very good as was the lovely dessert all at a reasonable price. Put together with friendly... More 

Thank WalesPirate
Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great dinner here, it was our first in Florence. Excellent food, Great prices, and the owner Roberto was very friendly and welcoming. Great start to our amazing 2 week adventure in Italy!

Thank Ali M
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The service was really nice. The food was tasty. However the bruscatte was almost nothing for the requested price and they cost us higher price for the daily offer pasta then it was written in the blackboard. Sum up we could recommend much better choice in same street in Florance.

Thank Roland K
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our hosts this lovely little restaurant did not disappoint! It has friendly service and the owners (I think!) even helped us improve our Italian after we said the wrong word! Their food is amazing, we had the spinach and ricotta ravioli and the ragu. Both were excellent. The street it is on has an amazing vibe too, stop... More 

Thank Adelaide_Girl_79

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$28
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?