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Il Bistrot

#20 of 745 Restaurants in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence
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Piazza Chiara Gambacorti, 17, 56125 Pisa, Italy
+39 050 26360
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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  • 228
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  • 127
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
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  • 5
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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
Most recent review
Very tasty food and great service

We have visited this restaurant together with my wife, and my brothers family. That was excellent evening! Service is super nice and friendly! You really can relax and enjoy)) We tried different kinds of pasta - they all are very tasty! I took even two portions! Will definitely come again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
iGORmnemonic
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Nuremberg, Germany
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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390 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nuremberg, Germany
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We have visited this restaurant together with my wife, and my brothers family. That was excellent evening! Service is super nice and friendly! You really can relax and enjoy)) We tried different kinds of pasta - they all are very tasty! I took even two portions! Will definitely come again!

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NYC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

On a rainy Sunday night we stumbled on this place by chance. Full of locals we order some drinks and then stayed to have something to eat. Menu was brief but good quality. Most of the patrons were having bottles of wine and nibling on free appetizers from the counter. Kudos to the waitress that, aside of being gorgeous and... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We have visited this restaurant during a weekend in October. We have enjoyed possibility to eat outside, as the tables has been also available outside at the square. The food and wine were excellent, the ambiance of this place was unique and the service was extra efficient and super nice. We definitely recommend this place!

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Great informal atmosphere and brilliant food! Not a budget option but then we did have some quite pricey (and v good) wine (and then some more). We did the whole 38 course Italian thing, probably didn't need the starter AND the pasta course bu they were all lovely. My calamari was particularly good as a main course but all the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Gorgeous restaurant found through TripAdvisor. Il Bistrot is well located and Piazza Gambacorti is so lovely. I am sure as hell this was the best food I've tried during my trip in Tuscany. Fresh ingredients always matter, and with the addition of a good wine you feel like in paradise. This restaurant offers superb meals. Pasta dishes are so interesting... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This restaurant is tucked away in a lovely square bustling with locals at night. The restaurant looked nice inside but eating outside was a great experience. In the evening the restaurant offers aperitivo (free snacks) with your drinks which is a good way to start your meal. We opted for pasta as our main meal because the range of pasta... More 

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Gdansk, Poland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Everything was just superb. We got great advisory about wines from the waitress. As well as about the choice of meals. Freindly and direct people working there. You can at once feel welcome like by very good friends.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Found this gorgeous little restaurant by accident but glad we did! You need to book a table but the food is gorgeous and so is the wine. The staff are lovely and very attentive. And Tirramisu !!! absolutely the best we have ever tasted

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Just had a fantastic meal with my wife sat outside the Il Bistrot. The service was attentive and food first class. Stumbled onto the place by accident but very glad we did

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Bath
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Had a very relaxed and enjoyable family meal here. Very friendly service and free appetisers! Very nice decor and atmsopehrer and good food.

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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 - 34
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?