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“Really a must go!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Sosta dei Cavalieri

La Sosta dei Cavalieri
Via San Frediano, 3, 56100 Pisa, Italy
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Ranked #79 of 741 Restaurants in Pisa
Price range: $44 - $68
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: In the historical center of Pisa, in the street connecting Piazza dei Cavalieri to Piazza San Frediano and Lungarno Pacinotti, there is an elegant restaurant: La Sosta dei Cavalieri,which offers its guests excellent dishes not only based on tradition but also on sea and land food , served with the best Regional, Italian and foreign wine labelsThe Sosta has been created and is run by the same shareholders of the famous restaurant Osteria dei Cavalieri. At La Sosta there are about 25 seats. Its furniture is made of solid walnut wood. The atmosphere at La Sosta is cozy and warm. Wines are preserved in a very excellent way, in an at sight cellar that due to its beauty can leave you breathless.La Sosta’s menu is thought up and reinvented every month depending on the quality of the fresh ingredients that are available and for this reason you can always taste different dishes and discover the tastes and flavors of the season you are in. We offer both a traditional cooking of the most typical dishes based on products of the land and a traditional cuisine based on fish of high quality, and never bred and if possible home-grown. The offer is enriched with a refined proposal of meats and cheeses.The staff of the restaurant La Sosta offers its guests an important Wine List which selects and contains the best Italian and foreign labels, with particular attention to the traditional red wines of Tuscany and Piedmont, references of the Italian regional excellence and a careful and sophisticated selection of French wines. Champagne and Burgundy to mention some of the most represented areas.During the year, at La Sosta are organized events, theme dinners and interesting tasting evenings.All guests taking part in these events will be able to spend a different evening, conceived and organized by the Staff of La Sosta whose purpose is to educate and pleasantly surprise the Guest. The traditions of a region are known also through its good food and the aware testing of its food and winesAnyone who wants to receive notifications about our events can register to our Newsletter in the contact section.
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“Really a must go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were in Pisa visiting the city with some relatives from USA and we got to this restaurant after a suggestion from my wife's cousin that lives in Pisa.
What a Great suggestion!
The place is nice and quiet with just about 25 seats, the service is simple but very good and the food is Excellent from the appetizers to the desserts!
They also have a quite large wine list that can fit most of the requests.
We all had seafood and everything was just perfect, fresh and delicious, then at the end, last but not least, the bill was very reasonable.
My best lunch out in a long time.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Lovely food and service in the heart of Pisa - gluten free too”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We had dinner here on our first night in Pisa and we weren't disappointed. The food was lovely, the service attentive and it wasn't too expensive either. They were also able to cater for our daughter who follows a gluten-free diet. Highly recommended.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best meal on the trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Found this restaurant whilst wondering around Pisa and we decided to try it out after looking the the menu in the window; very glad of the decision. The food was delicious and very fresh, the recommended wine was perfect and the atmosphere was comfortably quiet. Wouldve happily gone back another day if we were in Pisa a little longer.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Only the freshest ingredients, delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

My wife and sons have Celiac disease (gluten intolerance). We wanted to go to Osteria dei Cavalieri, which is listed in the book The Gluten Free Guide To Italy. They weren't serving lunch at the time, but they referred us here, to their sister restaurant Sosta dei Cavalieri right down the road.

When we asked for something gluten free the host said no problem. When we added that we try to eat vegetarian as well, he was thrown... for about a second. Then he consulted with the chef and whipped up some delicious gluten free pasta with whatever fresh seasonal veggies they had, including tomatoes, snap peas, and olive oil. I am not gluten free, and I had the homemade spinach cannoli (I believe). It was all mouth wateringly delicious. I think I licked the plate.

The host explained that my dish was made with a cheese that is only in season for three months (I believe it was ricotta). Their knowledge of food really pays off... for my stomach! It was fantastic. And the host was very nice and friendly. The restaurant is beautiful, and has an extensive wine cellar area. Our meal was a bit pricey, but it was worth it. We would definitely go here again.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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