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La taverna di Emma

Via Carlo Cammeo, 50, 56122 Pisa, Italy
050.555003
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Ranked #9 of 724 restaurants in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Hertfordshire,
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

From booking via attracting their attention through the window, although closed; our table - not ' in the window'....not sure what these reviewers are on about, all tables make up the great atmosphere and ambience of the place - to our excellent service and the food and home-made wine which I can only describe as 'exquisite'. We don't speak any... More

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Longueuil, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had difficulty choosing and the waitress was very helpful in giving us ideas. The plates were beautifully presented. My husband had a cold-cut plate where hot bread cubes that tasted a bit like salty doughnuts made this a very special plate. We all loved that bread. My cheese plate had 3 types of pecorino and they were all delicious,... More

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California
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We arrived at noon and were told that the place opened at 12:30. We made a reservation and came back at 12:25. My kids were tired and sat on the ground outside waiting for 12:30. We could see people inside walking around and they obviously saw us waiting. I would have expected them to welcome us at 12:30 sharp. We... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Having read the reviews about La taverna di Emma we agree with all of them (except the one that recommends McDonalds) so far this triple have tended to eat in the road side tavernas and been very happy. We were a bit nervous of the cost of eating in a "proper" taverna as we have found food quite pricey this... More

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Lulea, Sweden
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I was looking for a nice place to eat when I went to Pisa and found this here in Tripadvisor. Both the fact that it was highly appreciated by the writers and the fact that my name is Emma made it an easy choice to go here. Plus it wasn't far from the tower. I had a great pasta with... More

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connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This restaurant was recommended at our B+B, especially for the pasta, which is made fresh daily. The menu was in Italian only, which was a little awkward....but it IS in Italy!!! There are plenty of places that have English versions of the menu or English "subtitles", but I think that defeats a little of the adventure of visiting a foreign... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We visited this restaurant off the back of a recommendation by our hotel and the food was awesome! We arrived at 9pm on a Friday evening and it was fully booked and we were asked to come back at 10pm which was perfectly fine, we came back and we were promptly seated and given the menu to peruse. We were... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for a late lunch after visiting the Field of Miracles. We were seated in the coveted window table. The other patrons appeared to be locals and everyone spoke Italian, a nice change. We had simple but good dishes, topped off with biscotti and vin Santo. A hardy lunch.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at 9 with no prior reservation, we were lucky to have table by window! Two more people arrived after us and were both asked to wait outside and were seated within the hour! The waitress kindly translated the menu, and we ordered the cut slices of beef, with roast potatoes and grilled vegetables. Whilst waiting for our main... More

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Compared to all the other meals I ate in Pisa I was so let down by this experience. Both the service and meal quality. The welcome was non existent and the staff performed their duties but with no personal touch. The food was mostly bland. I would go so far as to say tasteless. My lasagne verde although attractive to... More

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