La Giostra

La Giostra

Italian Restaurant€€€
Sant'Ambrogio, Florence
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    Courtney D.
    "... steak with rosemary!! Free glass of Prosecco too"(4 Tips)
    Alexia D.
    "The ravioli with pear was also delicious"(26 Tips)
    Adrienne L.
    "I will dream about the burrata cheese with pine nuts and honey."(8 Tips)
    Lorenzo M.
    "the best restaurant in florence"(2 Tips)
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  • burrata cheese
  • restaurants
  • trendy
  • pears
  • good for groups
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  • La Giostraheart icon on user image
    La GiostraMarch 14, 2017
    a Free Glass of Prosecco
  • Lee H.
    Lee HoffmanNovember 22, 2015
    The food is very good. The barrata with grapefruit and jelly is unbelievable. The best I've ever had. The rigatoni with tomato sauce is excellent. The truffle pasta good. Balsamic steak is ok.
  • Tuscany Now &.
    Tuscany Now & MoreMarch 10, 2015
    Back in 1700 La Giostra was the winter storage place for a carousel located in the Piazza dei Ciompi. Now is a typical Tuscan trattoria with a cosy atmosphere. A favourite with Florentines! Read more
  • Katie M.heart icon on user image
    Katie MarkgrafAugust 29, 2015
    Very good service, with appetizers, prosecco, and limoncello on the house. The rice gelato with strawberries was incredible, definitely for two people. Small cover charge (€3/ person), but worth it!
  • Anton L.heart icon on user image
    Anton LekocevićJune 24, 2017
    The tip: meet the owner. You'll know him when you see him. He is an artist, he is extraordinary, he is 1-of-1. The service is i. Fish was fresh. Antipasto was terrific, pear ravioli molto bene.
  • Katerina M.heart icon on user image
    Katerina MatsaAugust 10, 2014
    Tried pear ravioli & was great; maybe it could have used more pear flavor. Pigeon dish was very good with a sweet sauce. Wifi available, complimentary glass of prosecco & plate of Italian goodies.
  • Riddhi S.heart icon on user image
    Riddhi ShahApril 7, 2019
    EVERYTHING was amazing here. It is a little on the pricey side so if you are looking for a nice meal in Florence don’t look any further and head to this gem. The service, food, ambiance everything👍🏽
  • seth m.
    seth meyerowitzApril 22, 2016
    Delicious meal. Pretty interior. Osso bucco and pear ravioli (didn't taste pear but still great). Friendly, quick service. Although filled with tourists, would still recommend.
  • Tash C.
    Tash ConcepcionOctober 19, 2014
    This is a beautiful and charming restaurant with amazing food. If you want excellent Florentine steak, this is the place to try it. The pasta with truffles was amazing. So was the cheesecake. Perfect!
  • Deletedheart icon on user image
    DeletedOctober 4, 2015
    They Egyptian guy who works there helps us a lot , go for the burrata cheese and the Fiorentina steak , one of the best Italian restaurants in town
  • Aijaheart icon on user image
    AijaNovember 23, 2014
    We had to wait in the live line outside the restaurant for almost 2 hours, even if we made a reservation before we waited in the line. Everything else when we got in was fantastic, the atmosphere.
  • Ömürheart icon on user image
    ÖmürSeptember 3, 2014
    oh my god everything is beyond expectations - ravioli with pear is a must, tiramisu is divine, all wine are great! the best of the best in florence and italy! in food we trust ;)
  • Khadija B.
    Khadija BahmanAugust 3, 2019
    It’s a must! It’s one of the best so far. The people there are super friendly, the food is served quickly and every single dish is delicious. Reservations are needed for dinner but not for lunch.
  • Julia S.heart icon on user image
    Julia SandlerMarch 27, 2016
    Free glass of prosecco and free appetisers...! Staff were great and all of the food was delicious!
  • Benilton C.
    Benilton CarvalhoJuly 11, 2014
    Best place I've been in Florence. Best service ever. Great food (I'd go again for the Bisteca Fiorentina). Tiramisu was amazing. Can't emphasize enough: great service!
  • Marcos M.
    Marcos MalfitaniOctober 26, 2014
    Good piattis (small amounts), but expensive. Bistecca alla fiorentina prepared at least with 1,5kg (80€). Waitress are very kind and CUTE! 170€ for 3
  • Courtney D.heart icon on user image
    Courtney DeshMay 10, 2019
    Awesome ambiance, great for a romantic date or special occasion. The stracciatella was to die for, and so was the ravioli with pears inside and the steak with rosemary!! Free glass of Prosecco too
  • . .heart icon on user image
    . .August 23, 2016
    Best of the best!! Go for Burrata cheese, ravioli stuffed with cheese and pear and definitely the signature dish in florence fiorentina steak.
  • Daniel M.heart icon on user image
    Daniel MejiaMay 31, 2018
    Everything amazing. Ambiance, service and food! Burrata, ravioli with pear, scaloppine vitello and the bistecca alla fiorentina were all incredible
  • Jenna D.heart icon on user image
    Jenna DrapkinJuly 14, 2015
    one of my favorite meals in italy. the pear ravioli with balsamic steak is "last meal" worthy!
  • Angel L.heart icon on user image
    Angel LeonDecember 18, 2021
    Fancy restaurant with superb service, free and delicious appetizers, and good bistecca firenze. Talk to the owner, he is a showman! Expensive but worth it. Going back in the future.
  • John A.heart icon on user image
    John AMarch 23, 2017
    Great ambiance for special night out in Florence. Book ahead. Recommend: asparagus and mushroom risotto, good house wine as well.
  • Renee T.
    Renee TOctober 16, 2016
    Save this for your fancy dinner out. We had Thanksgiving dinner and it was spectacular. Kicked off with prosecco, a bowl of burrata & little pots of honey & fig. And it only got better from there.
  • Julia K.
    Julia KorolyovaNovember 20, 2013
    If you are looking for a good restaurant, if you want to spend time in an intimate atmosphere and to enjoy the food, this place is for you! The best restaurant we were in Florence!!!)
  • Valentin S.heart icon on user image
    Valentin StoianoffJune 29, 2014
    Greatest delicious Italian cuisine with rock hits on the background! Defenitely a must-visit place!
  • Jason S.heart icon on user image
    Jason SuSeptember 3, 2014
    Pear ravioli and tiramisu are must-orders
  • Maire G.
    Maire GriffinOctober 30, 2013
    If you are hungry for American accents this is your spot. That said the tortellini w/white truffle was v. tasty & the complimentary prosecco a lovely touch - avoid the limencello, unless u like Pledge
  • Jeanne C.heart icon on user image
    Jeanne ChuSeptember 3, 2016
    Lovely waitstaff. Dreamy Bistecca Fiorentina. The rice cream dessert with strawberries is a flavor and texture explosion!
  • Rebecca M.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca MaldonadoFebruary 28, 2014
    It started out very good with our apertivos, bread and dinner. However, after the place got full all went downhill! We asked for dessert, waited 55 minutes and never arrived. Quite a dissappointment.
  • Naz A.heart icon on user image
    Naz AkyolDecember 25, 2016
    The best meal i have ever had in my life... osabuco, tiramisu, ravioli with pear sauce and pasta with truffle👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
  • Bill R.heart icon on user image
    Bill RichardsonSeptember 11, 2019
    Service, atmosphere and food were great. Based of recommendations by our waiter, I went with the Boar, prosciutto and warm berry desert. All were amazing.
  • Adrienne L.heart icon on user image
    Adrienne LombardiJuly 19, 2018
    I will dream about the burrata cheese with pine nuts and honey. Could have eaten 5 orders of it!!!
  • Julie G.heart icon on user image
    Julie GDecember 19, 2015
    Very nice and cozy place for dinner. Crazy Florentina steak and everything else is really delicious!:)
  • Maria B.heart icon on user image
    Maria BolshakovaApril 8, 2019
    Incredible! Burrata, steak, wine! Atmosphere and service! Tutto erano perfetto! Grazzie mille!
  • Zach Aarons
    Zach AaronsFebruary 2, 2012
    I wish I had more petals to give to Soldanno. Run by the coolest guy in Florence, La Giostra serves up incredible Tuscan food like pecorino and pear ravioli and steak. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Autumn C.heart icon on user image
    Autumn ChoiMay 23, 2021
    Romantic atmosphere, known for steak. Personally felt it wasn’t as good of a value for the taste/what you get, but still great food
  • Jia O.
    Jia O.October 13, 2014
    Huge portions, a bit expensive/overpriced/overrated, but goat chops were a highlight
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda ShulmanJuly 6, 2014
    Steak fiorentina is buttery and perfect, and the pasta to choose is the simple spaghetti pomodoro
  • Antonis A.heart icon on user image
    Antonis ArgirisSeptember 18, 2015
    Ideal for romantic occasions. Free welcome drink & appetizer. Pasta was great!
  • Alexia D.heart icon on user image
    Alexia DoyamisJuly 15, 2016
    Don't leave without trying the Burrata! The ravioli with pear was also delicious
  • jessie h.heart icon on user image
    jessie hartNovember 1, 2015
    It's supposed to be wine by the bottle only, but they will open a bottle for you and let you drink by the glass.
  • Greg M.heart icon on user image
    Greg MilaniOctober 16, 2017
    The staff and the owner are truly the nicest people! The food is amazing, I can't wait to go back there! 🤘
  • Mohammed A.heart icon on user image
    Mohammed AlkhalayfiDecember 26, 2018
    The best resturant ever ... we ordered steak and pasta and it was really good
  • Paige E.heart icon on user image
    Paige EilenbergApril 20, 2017
    Great food and great service here! Call ahead for a reservation; even on weeknights, this place is packed.
  • Nora K.
    Nora KOctober 4, 2016
    Pearl and ricotta ravioli, mozzarella tomato penne, and truffle pasta 💕
  • Ivan G.
    Ivan GuitartOctober 28, 2017
    Service is very good. The food is good, but way overpriced for what it is. You can find equally tasty food for 3/4 and even 1/2 the price in other restaurants.
  • Torben K.heart icon on user image
    Torben KjærgårdAugust 4, 2017
    Very recommendable. The food is great, and the service perhaps even better. Arrive early if you don't have a reservation.
  • DashSheart icon on user image
    DashSAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Pear Ravioli, Kalvil Steak, home Made pastas.
  • Maria 🔆heart icon on user image
    Maria 🔆October 21, 2018
    Eating and crying, because we are so full but its impossible to stop!
  • DashSheart icon on user image
    DashSMarch 7, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
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