From The TV Show: Osteria Giovanni in Florence

In the Florence episode of the second season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy learns to make the traditional Tuscan soup, ribollita.

If you would like to try the ribollita (hearty vegetable soup) that Giovanni taught Kathy to make, head over to L’Osteria di Giovanni at Via del Moro, 22. Not only can you enjoy the ribollita, but many other Florentine specialties including crostini with liver, pici (pasta) with sausage and kale and Florence’s famous steaks, Bistecca all Fiorentina. Open for dinner every evening and for lunch only on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit:

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Update February 2024: Sadly, we recently learned of Giovanni’s passing two years ago. You can still eat at the restaurant and meet his wonderful family at L’Osteria di Giovanni in Florence.