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Il Bistrot

Piazza Chiara Gambacorti, 17, 56125 Pisa, Italy
+39 050 26360
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Ranked #13 of 726 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Khalkis, Greece
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A nice italian bistrot at a small hidden square in Pisa with excellent wine list, variety of starters and tasteful menu. Definitely eat & drink some wine here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Very well spoken English and super helpful waitresses .Happy to help explain any queries on the wine and the menu.Over all the best meal on our stay in pisa , highly recommend a visit here as the food is pure Italian freshness served up in a relaxed setting.Great wine selection also,definitely coming back on the next visit to pisa.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Two slightly offbeat waitresses make this a very special experience. Attention to detail is superb, and the easy humor exhibited quickly makes you feel relaxed and special. The food is tremendous and presented for your appreciation, and I guarantee you will enjoy it. If in doubt, ask. You are likely to get a humorous and knowledgeable description of the dish... More

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Leeds
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Lucky to get a table last Friday as many were reserved by locals. Superb ragu, imaginatively cooked duck breast and a quality primitivo at the right price. Start with a birra artigianale across the piazza!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here on our last night after the Palio in Siena. Really excellent food, good wines and a nice relaxed setting in a square. The black ink pasta with gamberi was off the charts and great value at €10. Two primi's, two secondi's, a good bottle of Chianti Classico Riserva for €85. You can't go wrong with this... More

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Groenekan
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5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Almost oké. Friendly waitress although both girls forget stuff all the time. Really bad was the fact that four of us finished the secundo's while our number five still had to wait for hers. After 15 minutes we had to ask for the bill and left without having any deserts or coffee. Without any word of comprehension or whatever, a... More

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Very friendly ladies waited on us in this wonderful restaurant. Good atmosphere, excellent food and wine. We ate inside though most chose to sit outside and they were happy to split dishes for our teenage kids. Top marks.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Almost oké. Friendly waitress although both girls forget stuff all the time. Really bad was the fact that four of us finished the secundo's while our number five still had to wait for hers. We asked a few times but we were answered in an impolite way. After 20 minutes we felt we had to ask for the bill and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Il Bistrot is a little gastronomic haven. Tucked away in a charming square well away from the hordes of the Duomo and Leaning Tower, gives you the perfect excuse to cross the Arno. The menu is small with 6 choices for starter, primi and secondi but strikes a fine balance between meat and fish. To begin I had the Tuscan... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We just had diner @ Il Bistrot! The food was Nice, but the service of Eleonora was even beter! Super friendly, knew the menu well, she did some nice recommandations and made the the overall experience kick to excellent! Thank you for the nice evening! Eefje and Noortje (the Netherlands)

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