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Osteria dei Cavalieri

Via San Frediano, 16, Pisa, Italy
+39 050 580858
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Ranked #74 of 720 restaurants in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The " Osteria dei Cavalieri " (The knight’s tavern) is situated in the historical heart of Pisa, a few steps away from the homonymous square and from the famous Piazza dei Miracoli, in a setting full of alleys where time seems to have stood still.In the Osteria it is still possible to leave the table with a festive feeling, captured not only through a meal but also through the enjoyed experience. A place that unites, in a relaxing and warm atmosphere,the most sincere tuscan dishes and refined, always creatively interpreted gastronomical suggestions.A working meal where you talk and in the meantime taste typical dishes while trying creative and inventive combinations made according to the strongest cooking tradition of Tuscany. A pleasant dinner in which you’ll be captured step by step by flavors and solutions offered by the chef and staff of the Osteria dei Cavalieri.All of this is possible in the historical heart of the city of Pisa, a few steps away from the marvellous Piazza dei Cavalieri, the famous tower and Piazza dei Miracoli. The entrance hall of the restaurant is the base of a tower house of 1200.The tables are framed by a characteristic stone ledge: light is shadowing, becomes misty and intimate, thus favouring conversation. In such an environment it is not difficult to lose oneself in unique wine and gastronomic experience. For sure this will grant the occasional visitor a memory, as is the case with the locals, who return time after time in the certainty of being surprised once again.The dishes and menus of the Osteria are born in a climate of perfect balance between innovation and tradition combined with a remarkable choice from a winecellar rich in discoveries and grand classics.
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Kokkedal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Lived nearby and found it by coincidence. We stepped in to find it totally booked. The owner fixed us a table anyway and we ordered the Land menu and the local wine. Very delicious food in a friendly atmosphere and to a fair price. Large portions and very good quality. Remember to book a table.

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Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Amazing food perfectly cooked and reasonable prices. House wine was excellent. Advise to book in advance. This restaurant is fully booked every evening and was obviously a favourite of local Italians. I cannot rate it highly enough. Enjoy.

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our host, Carla B&B. We were lucky to arrive early and find a table. I strongly recommend booking a table as we saw many people being turned away because the place became full within 15 mins of our arrival. (probably why there are few negative comments about service in TripAdvisor). The food was magical. we... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

What a delightful surprise to find an authentic local restaurant, well worth the wonderful, winding walk away from the crowds at the Leaning Tower, in the heart of Pisa's fascinating historic center. The food and wine are delicious, the staff friendly, the crowd a mix of art lovers carrying guide books, professors from the nearby universities, foodies, and artists, all... More

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We went there after visiting the historic places. It opens till late. and service is fast. Only detail is that the menu is very local, so dont expect to get "popular italian dishes such as pasta bolognesa". Nevertheless, food was great,

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Weston, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I found Osteria dei Cavalieri on Trip Advisor and made a reservation. We got there 20 minutes early and asked if we could come in for glass of wine. We were told to come back in 20 minutes which we did. Food was phenomenal - I had fish special and my husband had the best steak of the 2 week... More

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Guildford
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I ate some fantastic hare pappardelle, and a beef carpaccio with parmesan. The hare in particular was very good. Dessert was an excellently wobbly panna cotta. My girlfriend's food was also good, in particular her veal main. Some good value local wine on the list. The setting especially the garden is also good and the service is attentive but not... More

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Canberra, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I was recommended this place by a colleague. The place was crowded, and I had to wait 30 minutes for a table, but after the meal, I certainly can see why this place is popular. The food is amazing - but especially hats off to the chef(s) for the gnocchi. I've had some disaster gnocchi in my time, from "potato... More

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California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I had dinner two nights here. The first night, I tried the land tasting dinner and the second night I tried the sea tasting dinner. The steak was excellent. The grilled squid was amazing, so tender and tasty.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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58 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We ate here as it was well recommended by our friend. We had an excellent meal and were told of the off-menu items, and the better wine values. It helps to speak in Italian.

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