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Osteria San Paolo

Via San Paolo, 16, 56100 Pisa, Italy
+39 050 501194
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Ranked #13 of 724 Restaurants in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Newport, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We had several people suggest this restaurant. The food was nice, not outstanding but nice. The interior is pleasant, location good.

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Cividale del Friuli, Italy
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We wanted something special during our trip to Pisa and so choose the San Paolo, located on a side street not too far from our hotel. The service and décor were both quite good, and both of us enjoyed our meal. I had the seabass and my wife the fritti misti. We paid a bit more than we expected, but... More

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Birmingham, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A the previous review has stated the food is top notch however the service is pretty poor. The waiters are friendly and helpful however they just leave it too long in-between seeing if you are ready to order, ready for more wine etc. This place would be so much better with a little more attention to detail.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great food, but staff did not manage to serve. Everything took a long time, waiters wandered around without any purpose and we wondered if maybe they were high..

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Glad we went slightly off the beaten track to San Paolo. The little restaurant was worth looking for. The staff were friendly and the meal was delicious, homemade and the portions were excellent. Although it was quiet the evening that we were there, there was still a nice atmosphere.

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Recommend by our hotel so we thought we would give it a try. Nice setting good staff food was good but the wife's steak was a bit chewy. Not sure if that was how it is done here but wasn't To our liking. My pasta dish however was superb!!!

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

We had a happy experience overall at Osteria San Paolo. The food wasn't quite as good as expected. The steak I had (tagliata) had a heck of a lot of gristle through it, however very well cooked. My wife's Crusted Tuna was HUGE, and with very little crust, so a bit bland and too much Tuna. The desert we had... More

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We accidentally found this place on the first night of our trip and were deeply impressed by the place, the ambiance, the delightful greeting we got from the proprietor and the exemplary service. Then we ordered our food and wine and were again very impressed by the overall quality and service. We were offered and took the complimentary liqueurs with... More

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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I ate in 3 of Pisa's top 10 restaurants (as per Trip Advisor reviews) in May 2014. This food was BY FAR the best. My fillet steak was huge ( no really, it was immense!) fat-free and perfectly cooked. Staff were professional, courteous and respectful. I felt that the atmosphere was not as lively as in other restaurants we ate... More

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102 reviews 102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We found this place via"near me" from our hotel and booked for 9pm it was a Monday evening in May so a little quiet but the food was delightful. My seafood soup was a sight to behold. I must have had over 100 different items of shellfish. Some so tiny you couldn't open them but what an amazing sight in... More

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

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