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Sottobosco Libri & Cafe

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Piazza San Paolo all'Orto 3, 56100 Pisa, Italy
+39 050 314 2084
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Also a bookstore.

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice place to dine

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2014
niksk001
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Philadelphia, PA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

We went on a Tuesday w/o reservation to this Restaurant and it was totally worth it. Great quality food and regional wines for a good price. The owner was very friendly and service was quite fast. U got to try the white tiramisu.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

A great find during our short stay in Pisa recently. Busy with locals on a Sunday night, which says a lot! Fantastic wines on offer - a large glass for €5. Live music on selected evenings. Visit if you can!

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I wish we had a bar like this at home. Five Euros for a large glass of good wine, with a taster first. Free tapas early evening. Lovely and cosy, and full of locals. Lovely stuff.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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