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Lo Sfizio

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Borgo Stretto, 54, Pisa, Italy
+39 50580281
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Description: The Sfizio in Pisa is a cafe in the historic Borgo Stretto, the oldest...
The Sfizio in Pisa is a cafe in the historic Borgo Stretto, the oldest street in the city. Inserted in one of the oldest buildings in the city, palace Poschi still has the architecture of an ancient time combined with the modernity of one of the most beautiful rooms of Pisa. The Sfizio is and gelateria with internale dining rooms.
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    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 25
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  • 69
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Terrible

I had been visiting this place everyday to take my coffee bacause it was next to my hofel. Terrible service, so unkind with no smile. Really the worst here

1 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Greece
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Greece
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I had been visiting this place everyday to take my coffee bacause it was next to my hofel. Terrible service, so unkind with no smile. Really the worst here

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Mountsorrel, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very poor quality food for what we paid. Wish I'd read the reviews before hand. We ordered a beer and drinks which came with the food. The ravioli was undercooked. The salad was okay. Packet stuff really. Don't waste your money like we did.

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Bucharest, Romania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Small portions, incredible expensive for the quality and the size, seems to be made from frozen pasta. Stopped just because it was in my way on the main street to the learning Tower. Tried arrabiata, salad (small and boring, for 6 Euro), 3 cafe fredo (syrup kind, disgraceful sweet). And ravioli. If you are stupid enough, like myself, and stop... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Waited too long Very impolite waiter, being nerved by customers And even worse, bad food. Salat has been just old. Must not come here

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I have been reading some bad reviews about this place. But we visited a terrace bar of them at the big square and there food was nice. We just took some food to go and the woman behind the counter was very friendly

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Province of Florence, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

So wished we had used trip advisor prior to visiting this place. We ordered a pizza and two types of pasta. The pizza came and we were left 20 to 30 minutes waiting for the pasta with no apologies. The extremely rude waitress eventually appeared saying there was a problem in the kitchen. Dismayed we decided to leave. At this... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We stepped into this place looking for a meal. While we were ignored at the counter I noticed a 'server' take a order and then pull 4 boxes of Michalena type cheap pre-made frozen meals out of an upright freezer. Sure enough, she microwaved them, threw the contents on a plate, asked for payment before the patrons could take a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It was our first night in Pisa so we got all dressed up and went to check out the night life, which we quickly learnt is none existent. We ended up at this place purely by accident, as my sister had to nip into the pharmacy opposite for some blister plasters and we decided to stop wandering aimlessly round looking... More 

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Visited for a bottle of wine. Decent price, cold bottle, clean glasses. Great location for people watching. Free crisps. I wouldn't eat here, but it makes a good bar.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We have just returned from a fantastic holiday in Pisa and visited this Restaurant/Bar. We were greeted with politeness with well mannered staff. Whilst we did not eat the food, the bar service was excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Borgo Stretto, 54, Pisa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Pisa
  • Phone Number: +39 50580281

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

The Sfizio in Pisa is a cafe in the historic Borgo Stretto, the oldest street in the city. Inserted in one of the oldest buildings in the city, palace Poschi still has the architecture of an ancient time combined with the modernity of one of the most beautiful rooms of Pisa. The Sfizio is and gelateria with internale dining rooms.

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