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Il Bistrot

Piazza Chiara Gambacorti, 17, 56125 Pisa, Italy
+39 050 26360
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Ranked #11 of 701 restaurants in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Continental
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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92% Recommend
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Very cosy restaurant in the heart of Pisa. Good atmosphere, excellent food. Nice choice of starters. Pasta and risotto was cooked to perfection and the staff was very friendly and attentive. Good price. We didn't try the desserts because we were full, but they looked amazing. Highly recommended

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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

2 pasta dishes, one starter, one main course, 2 desserts and3 drinks; €69,50 incl €2 pr.person covercharge. Traditional italian food with a modern twist - food is ok, but the bar is propably even better. An ok choice for dinner.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Came here after reading up on trip adviser...30/40 students are here celebrating their degrees. Great vibrant atmosphere. The young waitress manages brilliantly . Excellent pasta pici...with pears and cheese then dark chocolate cake and the apple crumble with yoghurt sauce. Wish we were here another night to have the other dishes. We're still here one enjoying a glass prosecco and... More

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Tomilino, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

we had a cup of coffee and desert only, but service and dishes were good. Waiters are pretty and kind ladies. interior is unusual. wifi didn't work. about tables outside, some African sellers may come to you and offer you smth, like on the beach.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We visited the restaurant about 9 on a Friday evening after seeing the recommendations on Trip Advisor. We had not made a reservation and it was very busy - the 2 waiting staff sorted a table for us and went on to provide excellent service all night. The leek flan is amazing and so were all the dishes we ordered... More

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Birmingham England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

After two days in Rome, two days in Florence, we spent our final night in Pisa. We almost stumbled across this at about 9pm. The 6 of us all felt that it was the best meal we had in Italy. We had past bolognese, past with pork, past with octopus and fish. All meals for first class and excellent value... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Arrived in Pisa quite late on a Saturday evening and based on trip advisor reviews went to Il Bistrot. Initially weren't sure as there only seemed to be two staff who didn't get to us too quickly but once they took our order all was good. Wine was lovely, food surprisingly good and not your usual menu but most pleasant... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Nice choice of food and a good selection of wine. Relaxing atmosphere and friendly service. Definitely a place to try if you are in Pisa.

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