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Il Bistrot

#25 of 721 Restaurants in Pisa
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Piazza Chiara Gambacorti, 17, 56125 Pisa, Italy
+39 050 26360
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Mon 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wed - Fri 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The bistro of my dreams is the little tiny restaurant; it’s the cute shop...
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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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
A piece of France in Italy

We came from visiting France last year, and we found a piece if France in Italy. The nice square, just two minutes away from the center of the town, looks like a carré Parisienne! And it is fantastic for children, too, as it is closed to the traffic and safe. The Bistrot is superbe, it is exactly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
George S
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Bath, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Bath, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We came from visiting France last year, and we found a piece if France in Italy. The nice square, just two minutes away from the center of the town, looks like a carré Parisienne! And it is fantastic for children, too, as it is closed to the traffic and safe. The Bistrot is superbe, it is exactly what you would... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

On a small piazza just off Corso Italia, this restaurant is decorated in a rustic style. The food is good, as is the local wine. As background the restaurant likes to play jazz.

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Cortona Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a small restaurant a few blocks off Corso Italia in Piazza Chiara Gambacorti. The food was several steps above the typical Italian fare with wonderful salads, spicy well-balanced pastas, and deserts which were memorable, the service was also excellent, and wait staff brought extras throughout the meal including a delicious vin santo brought gratis. Good services, great food... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Beautiful delicate home made food, simple lunch menu. The risotto with pear, penne with ragu & caprese salad were wonderful. Lovely atmosphere thank you chef your hard work was appreciated.

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Look no further in Pisa. Il Bistrot brings excellent food at even better prices. We had a great meal with a nice view of the piazza. If you're lucky you're helped by a belgian / italian waitress that's honest in her recommendations and quick in service. A high recommendation!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you're looking for somewhere nice, offering something a little more special than so many other restaurants in Pisa whose menu seem to all be pretty much the same, then this is for you. The ambience is lovely, the service attentive and warm, the music classy but not too loud. And the food... Wow. The menu is not that extensive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Had a lovely dinner outside. Because we had a little time to wait for a table, we coulant sit and thee offered is a glass of prosecco. Great pasta's and heavenly tiramisu. Also a very nice waitress who turned out to speak Belgian/Dutch!

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We have just returned from a long weekend in Pisa, and this wonderful restaurants was one of the highlights. Unlike many other restaurants in the city, you can book a table/request a reservation online at their website. The restaurant is set back from one of the main shopping streets in a family friendly piazza where there is a real sense... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This restaurant is in a charming square. It was a hot evening and ideal for eating a meal outside. The menu choices were varied and prices were reasonable. There were a large choice of wines at varying prices. The two young women serving were charming, yet professional and efficient. That were willing to answer any questions about the food even... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We happened upon this restaurant when walking around. Such a cute atmosphere. We were given a table (we didn't have reservations) and offered each a glass of prosecco for the wait since the kitchen was busy and would take a while. When the waitress came around to take our order (within a couple of minutes), we also asked her about... More 

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Additional Information about Il Bistrot

Address: Piazza Chiara Gambacorti, 17, 56125 Pisa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 050 26360
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Pisa
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 1:00 am  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 1:00 am  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 pm - 1:00 am  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 8 - 33
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Chiara Gambacorti, 17, 56125 Pisa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Pisa
  • Phone Number: +39 050 26360

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 33
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am

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