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“A table overlooking the gas pumps” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lo Squalo

Lo Squalo
via delle rose, 56128 Tirrenia, Pisa, Italy
050 37305
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Ranked #14 of 49 Restaurants in Tirrenia
Price range: $0 - $24
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
York, South Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“A table overlooking the gas pumps”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel for good seafood. It is located on a corner between a string of other small restaurants. It was crowded at 9:00 pm when we arrived an had a short wait for a table. The restaurant seating was all open air, under cover seating. Our table offered a view of the gas pumps at the gas station next door. We were waited on promptly. The waiter knew the menu well and was able to offer wine suggestions. Three of us all had different entrees including risotto frutti di mare, grilled orata (bream), and a house specialty which was pasta piled high with shrimp, scallops and fish in a tomato sauce. The wait time for the prepared food was quite long but the wait was worth it. The portions were generous and the food was delicious. We didn't have room for dessert but did sample some grappa. We left the restaurant about 11:45. This place is worth a try if you are in the area.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • German first
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Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Nice place for dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Nice place for a dinner with or without children. The food and service were very good and if you go there late, expect to wait as it is popular with tourists and locals. We were told to have the tiramisu and it is definitely worth it at 6 euros.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Warsaw, Poland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice place for family dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Delicious fishes and frutti di mare, great wine, Very interesting desserts. A liittle to long waiting for risotto.

Visited July 2013
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

The food is delicious, and the owner speaks fluent english and is very friendly. A spot you shouldnt miss out on if in town.

Visited March 2013
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Pisa, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best Restaurant in Tirrenia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Great people, great food. I have never had a bad experience in Lo Squalo. In a touristy beachside town where good food can be hard to find, Lo Squalo is always fantastic.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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