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“Simplicity, at its best (all'italiana)” 4 of 5 stars
Review of L'Ostellino

L'Ostellino
Piazza Cavallotti,1, 56126 Pisa, Italy
+39 050 00000
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Ranked #1 of 701 Restaurants in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $7
Cuisines: Italian, Winery, Sandwiches, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: PANINI - TAGLIERI - CROSTINI - PIATTI FREDDI - BRUSCHETTE - DEGUSTAZIONI - DOLCI TIPICI TOSCANI - VINERIA - ENOTECA TOSCANA - PORCHETTA - GRAPPE - VINO AL BICCHIERE - VENDITA PRODOTTI SOTTO VUOTO
Barcelona, Spain
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Simplicity, at its best (all'italiana)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

No, it's not a romantic restaurant to take your lady, and dine with candlelight, while sampling the best Tuscan cuisine you've ever had. With that said, your lady might be impressed (mine certainly loved it) by the down to earth, authentic, charming, cozy and good quality food this "panineria" had to offer.
It's also a refreshing escape to the tourist restaurant that abound around the piazza dei miracoli. It's straight forward, self-service Chianti, menu in different languages, great bread, and outstanding cheeses and cold cuts (I cannot comment on the latter, for I'm vegetarian, but the prosciutto looked amazing) We (vegans) won't find too many choices, not their fault, our choice; however, I had artichokes, aubergine, tomatoes in oil... Oh, decadent! Then, I moved on to the four cheeses panini... (I'm getting hungry just to write about it)
Google it, map it, find it, eat there, or even pack it to go. You'll enjoy it.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Pranzo fantastico!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Great, authentic place were they serve fantastic sandwiches and plates of tuscan specialities! We simply loved it! Thanks!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Authentic good simple snack”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Loved this place - owner was very friendly and suggested his favourites - the ones we picked were fab - wide selection of 'meat and cheese' s/w varieties. Also lots of wines to choose from, help yourself.... not the cheapest snack you can get but very good value for the experience as would much rather park myself at the little bar with some locals and eat some exceedingly tasty food. Enjoyed the atmosphere.

Visited July 2013
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New Yor
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“The Panini deliver the goods”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

All of the great reviews are totally warranted. this place is just a simple little deli counter with a few high tables inside. the porchetta panino was fantastic and fairly priced. We took ours to go and I came back for another one, they were that good.

Italian food is at it's best when it's simple and great... Get the porchetta sandwich here, you will not be disappointed if you love sandwiches and owners who take care in the items they serve.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minsk, Belarus
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31 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Delicious in its simplicity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

It is indeed a great pleasure to have a simple meal made of fresh and tasty ingredients and accompanied by good wine in a simple, unpretentious but very friendly setting. Thank you, TripAdvisor contributors, for your excellent recommendation. Guys from L'Ostellino, keep up the good work!

  • Visited June 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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