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Osteria San Paolo

#32 of 726 Restaurants in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Italian, Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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Via San Paolo, 16, 56100 Pisa, Italy
+39 050 501194
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Osteria San Paolo was born from the experience of Carlo Bibbiani...
The Osteria San Paolo was born from the experience of Carlo Bibbiani, famous for founding one of the most famous patisseries in Pisa, and is located in a quiet and elegant place in the center of Pisa, near the beautiful church of San Paolo a ripa d'Arno after which the restaurant is named. The philosophy behind the Osteria San Paolo aims at creating a both elegant and welcoming atmosphere where customers can enjoy the excellent seafood and land first courses enriched by the imagination of our versatile chef. The target of Osteria San Paolo is being able to surprise the customers with flavors that are both simple and innovative so that your experience can be unique and unforgettable. Whether your choice falls on meat or fish, Osteria San Paolo will be able to surprise you with products of indisputable quality. A word of advice: do not satisfy your appetite with all the main dishes, as it would be a shame not to taste the home-made cake! All the proof of a pudding is in the eating: you will not be disappointed by our excellent price/quality ratio.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Eat the steak with ruccola and parmesan

Went alone. Nice little place - I had a seafood soup, which was pretty good, a glass of house red wine, same, and a steak with rocket and parmesan that was a little underseasoned but delicious once I got some salt, pepper and a bit of balsamic involved. Chocolate fondant flan thing - standard but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went alone. Nice little place - I had a seafood soup, which was pretty good, a glass of house red wine, same, and a steak with rocket and parmesan that was a little underseasoned but delicious once I got some salt, pepper and a bit of balsamic involved. Chocolate fondant flan thing - standard but tasty. Decent espresso once they... More 

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great food and service,a little pricey but definately worth it,was the best food we had all week,if you like good food pay it a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Entered this Osteria after arriving in Pisa after a quick browsing of the menu. The servers were attentive and quick, the menu had a good selection of especially sea-food. Ordered a lobster tagliatelle which was excellent, good size portion and good cooking. Paid 16 euro which in my opinion is very good value for money. The atmosphere was quiet and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

What a great place. Lovely fresh seafood done properly. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. If you stopping by in Pisa please stay away from touristic so called restaurants by the tower. Come here and have a real Italian feel. Enjoyed a lot. Will definately come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Highly recommend this fantastic little restaurant. Excellent welcome, food and service. Great little family restaurant!

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Guelph, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stumbled across this family-run restaurant by accident the first afternoon of our 2-day stay in Pisa, and booked in for dinner that night. It was so good we returned for dinner the second night as well. We were greeted warmly by one of the family, who seated us, and also explained the menu. They make absolutely everything by hand,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had dinner here on several occasions during a recent visit to Pisa. The staff were very sweet and helpful, even photocopying a leaflet about Italian wine for us. We tried both meat and fish dishes but our favourites were 'fried squid and prawns' and 'seafood spaghetti'. The wine list was quite extensive and we were helped to choose something... More 

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Lorain, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

First the good. We went there on our first trip to Pisa and were recommended here by an Italian friend who said the food was the best. Since it was an osteria, I opted for shellfish and pasta. Two others had beef. The appetizers, meals, desserts and one bottle of wine were excellent. Now the bad. The table next to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We made a reservation on the previous day and when we walked in we wondered if we had needed to, - but within 30 minutes the restaurant was was full of happy diners, including ourselves. The food was outstanding and arrived piping hot. We had tasted the house red and white and thought a bit thin but the helpful waiter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Food and wines were outstanding, truly Tuscan. We didn't make a reservation but we were just in time. Shortly after we were seated the place was filled for obvious reasons. Good service, friendly, timely. Price/quality very much OK. This restaurant is a little more remote from tourist area but certainly worthwhile. Fam. van der POst - Rotterdam

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via San Paolo, 16, 56100 Pisa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Pisa
  • Phone Number: +39 050 501194

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 39
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Description

The Osteria San Paolo was born from the experience of Carlo Bibbiani, famous for founding one of the most famous patisseries in Pisa, and is located in a quiet and elegant place in the center of Pisa, near the beautiful church of San Paolo a ripa d'Arno after which the restaurant is named. The philosophy behind the Osteria San Paolo aims at creating a both elegant and welcoming atmosphere where customers can enjoy the excellent seafood and land first courses enriched by the imagination of our versatile chef. The target of Osteria San Paolo is being able to surprise the customers with flavors that are both simple and innovative so that your experience can be unique and unforgettable. Whether your choice falls on meat or fish, Osteria San Paolo will be able to surprise you with products of indisputable quality. A word of advice: do not satisfy your appetite with all the main dishes, as it would be a shame not to taste the home-made cake! All the proof of a pudding is in the eating: you will not be disappointed by our excellent price/quality ratio.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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