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Ristorante La Giostra

Borgo Pinti 12/r (Via dell´Oriuolo) Send to Phone
(39) 055 241 341
Tuscan cuisine and Austrian desserts in a romantic environment.

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Lunch & Dinner daily
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Ristorante La Giostra, Florence, italy

Ristorante La Giostra Restaurant Review

: Ristorante La Giostra is a romantic hideaway within easy walking distance of the historical center of Florence. Candlelit tables are covered with white linen and sparkling wine glasses. A sample platter with appetizers and a glass of Prosecco are offered to all dinner guests while they wait for their orders. Try the crostini with chicken liver paste, a Tuscan specialty, or the little risotto balls. Chef Soldano D'Asburgo Lorena tries to advise diners personally and might recommend his handmade ravioli filled with Pecorino di Fossa and Pear William. Other first courses are the gnocchi with ricotta and spinach, and the spaghettini with lobster sauce. Tuscan veal osso buco is one of the restaurant’s signature dishes, but true to the owner´s Austrian heritage the kitchen also serves an authentic wiener schnitzel. The wine list is quite extensive with choices from all the best wine regions of Italy, which are kept in perfect climate conditions in their own wine cellar. As desserts go, you might expect to see Sacher torte and a cheesecake, again demonstrating the Austrian origins of the chef.



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