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Il Bistrot

Piazza Chiara Gambacorti, 17, 56125 Pisa, Italy
+39 050 26360
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Ranked #15 of 721 restaurants in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The bistro of my dreams is the little tiny restaurant; it’s the cute shop where you can go for a coffee or a glass of wine. It’s a place where you can eat the traditional Italian dish, sip a good wine and meet your people. It’s a place where you can chat while eating spaghetti, while learning secrets, sipping a “brunello”, or a grappa while listening to music or reading a book. Where love gets done and undone. And coffee. Where you’re early and it gets late. Here you are in my home. You are my guests and friends among friends. Here is my piano and my guitar, my books, my music; here’s the best recipe my mom gave me, and some biscotti and my grandpa’s Vinsanto wine.
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Moscow, Russia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We stumbled upon this restaurant by chance during our short stay in Pisa and we're still happy that we did! It's really a great, not a tourist-oriented place in the back-streets of central Pisa. All the dished we tried, including the dessert, were perfect! Tagliatelli Bolognese for our child, aubergine parmigiano, grilled steak, fried squids and prawns, pear pie -... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Nice room with fans keeping you cool. Great service - making things outside the menu and having super dishes on it. Many wines and multiple proseccos by the glass. I will come back.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited il bistrot at the start of our holiday. The night before, we had a bad experience with a poor choice of restaurant so were a bit worried we'd make the same mistake again. We stumbled on il bistrot by chance but what a lucky find! The décor is quirky and interesting, the atmosphere is very relaxed and comfortable,... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited and tried to eat a few days previous but they were fully booked. On our return from Florence we took no chances and booked up and were so glad we did. Fantastic tiger shrimp starter, gorgeous pasta and duck. Just a great meal with lovely unassuming service and so you get bothered once or twice by beggers, it... More

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Valencia, Spain
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The wife and I have been in Pisa for nearly three weeks now and have made it to Il Bistro twice during that time. We like it there so much that we plan on going one last time on the evening before we leave town. During our visits, we've tried several of the pasta dishes and a couple of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great Meal even made something not on the menu for my vegetarian wife who can be a bit picky. Pasta was incredible wine was great and beef was first class.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch here today, only had a salad which was terrible. I've eaten better food from a plastic carton at a garage, it had no taste at all. Sat outside and harassed by beggars constantly .

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62 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We missed Il Bistrot on our last visit to Pisa and made it there a few weeks ago. The service was excellent, the room very comfortable. Having problems on waht to chose we both started with Seafood soup....what a surprize when we received a plate full of muscles, calamari (which melted in your mouth) in a sauce reduction, not a... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We were so glad we tried this restaurant which was recommended to us by our B&B owner. It was a delicious way to end our 3 week Europe trip! The tuscan seafood soup is a must. It's not exactly a soup, more of gravy? But it was so fresh and delicious! The best squid I've ever had. My partner had... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I occasionally go back to Pisa, where I have still many friends. Last December I was there and I've celebrated my birthday at "Il Bistrot". I really like the decor at this place, and it's the perfect combination for having both an Aperitivo and Dinner. The food was excellent, the service very good and the price reasonable. I would definitely... More

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