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Bistro del Mare

#259 of 2,030 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Uffizi
Italian, Chowder, Seafood, Pasta, Soups
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Via Lungarno Corsini 4, 50100 Florence, Italy
+39 055 239 9224
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7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Our Fish Taver is located in a wonderful position, inside Palazzo...
Our Fish Taver is located in a wonderful position, inside Palazzo Gianfigliazzi in Firenze, very close to Ponte Vecchio e next to Via Tornabuoni. It's a very modern place, accurte in every details, managed by young men who will make you feel at home. Bistro del Mare is the only restaurant in Florence that guarantees you great food at extremely affordable prices
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  • 45
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This is a very welcome addition to Florence, a place where the chef understands seafood and treats its with the gentleness and precision it requires. Go for the 4 starters option as you need 4 to share between two people and it works out more economical. The starters are very good particularly the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a very welcome addition to Florence, a place where the chef understands seafood and treats its with the gentleness and precision it requires. Go for the 4 starters option as you need 4 to share between two people and it works out more economical. The starters are very good particularly the seafood couscous. The "secondi" are safe and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Friendly service and good location. Air conditioned and comfortable. Somewhat old fashioned approach to fish cuisine which resulted in good appearance but only average taste. Needs a bit more flair and imagination in the menu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We wanted somewhere special to go to for my 50th birthday and the owners of the apartment we were staying in recommended this place. We were not disappointed. The food was absolutely delicious. The service was spot on. Can't believe this place is not in the top ten for Florence. We will go back to Florence and this restaurant will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

After a long day of touring, we were aimlessly looking for a simple and quick meal. A dear couple in a nearby shop pointed us here. While it was more elegant than we sought, the food was exceptional, and the owner Claudio and his team were attentive and charming. The sea bass was the best ever, and our kids loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Everything is first class, the atmosphere, the food, the wine and the service. i think it was the owner who came to our table and asked how we enjoyed it. Only a few doors from our hotel but no recommendation to go there for some reason. Florence seems to pride themsellves on the meat dishes but if you want a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Simple elegance. Great food, terrific service. Loved everything about it even the groovy tunes playing in the background. A glass of Prosecco as a welcome, fresh delicious seafood - what is not to love? We will be back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This restaurant was the best one we went to in Florence,, well...maybe second best, nevertheless, right up there! The fish was so fresh and perfectly presented, the wait staff are attentive yet not intrusive (I hate that). The house wine was a perfect complement to the meal. It is located a short walk from the Westin Excelsior in Florence. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I have been in search of good fish for a few days, when someone recommended this restaurant. It was kind of hard to find for some reason, but worth the effort. We got there close to 9pm and the place was packed (all italian, no tourist) The waiters were happy to explain the menu in details, were very prompt and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed excellent food and excellent service at Bistro del Made. We had seafood risotto, prawns cooked in olive oil and garlic with a tomato sauce, pistacchio-encrusted tuna tartare, fish of the day, and house white wine. Desserts were great especially the tiramisù! Everything was perfect. The maitre d' and the waiters were very friendly and professional.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

very enjoyable evening for our party of four. Only criticism was that one main course of Lemon Sole was so overcooked that it was like rubber. The waiter did offer to replace this. Not expensive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Lungarno Corsini 4, 50100 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Uffizi
  • Neighborhood: Uffizi
  • Phone Number: +39 055 239 9224

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 34
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Seafood, Pasta, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Large groups

Description

Our Fish Taver is located in a wonderful position, inside Palazzo Gianfigliazzi in Firenze, very close to Ponte Vecchio e next to Via Tornabuoni. It's a very modern place, accurte in every details, managed by young men who will make you feel at home. Bistro del Mare is the only restaurant in Florence that guarantees you great food at extremely affordable prices
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Uffizi

Neighborhood Profile
Uffizi
Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can reach the city center, the Florence that everybody dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can experience the rare beauty of the capital of the Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the Loggia of the Uffizi where it is possible to fully taste the talent of the best artists who animated Florence over the centuries. When the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a walk along the river Arno up to the ancient bridge, Ponte Vecchio. It is full of jewels and decorated by the colors captured in postcards.
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