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Sottobosco Libri & Cafe

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Piazza San Paolo all'Orto 3, 56127, Pisa, Italy
+39 050 314 2084
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating
Good for: Local cuisine
Description: Also a bookstore.

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  • 48
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
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  • 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
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Wellington
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this bar on a Tuesday evening, feeling a little jaded after a day of being bombarded by tourist tat in Pisa. This place was the perfect antedote! We were the only non locals there and the bar had a lovely, quirky, laid back vibe. We had a perfect bottle of Chianti and tucked into the antipasti. Wish... More 

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Thank berthaandflea
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Recommended by our LP guide we turned up late afternoon and enjoyed the 5 euros glasses of wine! A great choice and all excellent. We returned in the evening and enjoyed more wine and the apertivo buffet - which is free when you are drinking (this is very popular here - lots of bars do it!) The staff were very... More 

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Thank davidandmel
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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1 Thank Marlene275
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank Katie W
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Thank CatherineElizabeth80
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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1 Thank Willem R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Federico V
Sheffield
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank shorts2pper
Philadelphia, PA
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78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank niksk001
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza San Paolo all'Orto 3, 56127, Pisa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Pisa
  • Phone Number: +39 050 314 2084

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 28

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Also a bookstore.

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