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Sottobosco Libri & Cafe

#188 of 748 Restaurants in Pisa
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Piazza San Paolo all'Orto 3, 56100 Pisa, Italy
+39 050 314 2084
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Also a bookstore.
Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very cosy, friendly place to spent your time

We happened to walk by this nice little bar and decided to go in for a drink. Really nice atmosphere, friendly staff, and good drinks. Also enjoy the free buffet while you're there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Willem R
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We happened to walk by this nice little bar and decided to go in for a drink. Really nice atmosphere, friendly staff, and good drinks. Also enjoy the free buffet while you're there.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A rare bistro in a crowd of restaurants, where you can have warm drinks and good wine, hang out with some friends or enjoy your time on your own browsing the internet or reading a book. Atmosphere is cozy, prices are reasonable. People seem somewhat more willing to pick a random conversation than in other bars in town.

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Sheffield
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

stumbled across this place . Beer very cheap (compared to other bars) get there at about 6.30 pm - 7pm for the Aperativo. help yourself to a free buffet selection while ever you are drinking.

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Philadelphia, PA
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We found this place purely by walking by, and we were not sorry. Very nice ambiance - it is like a small retro museum. Food was good, so was vine. The service could be faster, but we visited the restaurant around 3 p.m., so perhaps they had a "skeleton" crew. Waiters did not speak much of English, so please be... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Onde of the most lovely and charming bares i've ever been... Absolutely loved it and miss it already! Will be back when in Pisa again. P.s.: get Frangelico guys!!!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

... and a very warm welcome. We visited Sootbosco for lunch. It's a delightful place but no pasta (which didn't bother us in the slightest). It's crammed full of atmosphere and the food's great.

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Italy
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

A great place to have a nice tea or cappuccino alone or with friends. Great ambiance! Sometimes they exhibit artwork from local artists.

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Vienna, Austria
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We found this place by accident and really loved it. The price is good and the staff super friendly. What we liked most is the cozy atmosphere and the games. We had beers while playing memory and cards... We will always remember our visit to Sottobosco!

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Laleham, Middlesex
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Creative decor with glass topped tables filled with curiostities and artisitic mobiles hanging from the ceiling. Simple homemade food is very tasty.

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Mansfield, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Went to Pisa for four nights and ended each night with a couple of glasses of Tuscan Chardonnay in this friendly, relaxing bar. No frills, no problem. Staff very welcoming and eager for you to try their latestTuscan wine finds. Didn't eat there but what we saw of the food we would do in the future when we return. Helped... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza San Paolo all'Orto 3, 56100 Pisa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Pisa
  • Phone Number: +39 050 314 2084

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 28
  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Also a bookstore.

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