We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Il Bistrot

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Piazza Chiara Gambacorti 17, 56125, Pisa, Italy
393490759809
Website
Today
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Mon 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Mon 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wed - Fri 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

691 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 168: English reviews
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is very nice and it faces a beautiful piazza with a lot of people walking and hanging out. The atmosphere in the restaurant was very nice. They also have a good selection of wines and food. The waiters were very nice too.

Helpful?
Thank Vito O
Paola, Italy
Level Contributor
70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely it is one of the best restaurant in Pisa. I tasted the tuna with almond crust, it was amazing. Besides the location is very nice.

Helpful?
Thank Silvio S
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate outside in the piazza one evening in July. It was a hive of activity with kids running round having fun and lots of local people dining out around the perimeter of the square. It all lent itself to a really friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Our waitress Ines was very friendly, seemed to speak about 5 languages and was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Andrew T
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food served was imaginative and delicious, it made a change from the usual pizza and pasta, it was well cooked by a skilled chef. The waiting staff were efficient and charming. It was so good we went twice!

Helpful?
Thank lin_gray
Singapore
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

il Bistrot was a delight and if you're going to spend some time in Pisa, you should definitely consider visiting this restaurant for a meal! The service here was informal and warm, I really appreciated how the waitress made conversation with us and explained to us very patiently what all the dishes were and which ones she would recommend. Always... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stagedlives
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
129 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this restaurant was around the corner from our B+B and we dived in for a very late dinner after our arrival at the airport - no problem! the service was pleasant and helpful, the food delicious and the atmosphere in the square lovely. all perfect wish it was around the corner at home!

Helpful?
Thank Beatrice H
Pisa, Italy
Level Contributor
22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service is excellent and the food very good. A friend of mine suggested me to go here and I have to thank him. My advice is to go to This place and have a drink with friends

Helpful?
Thank Denver8425
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I'd earmarked Il Bistrot as a possible place to try prior to travelling, and after our landlady's recommended place turned out to be closed, as with so many others in Pisa on Sunday evening, we navigated our way into this welcoming piazza and decided Il Bistrot's menu was the one for us. We weren't disappointed. We both had the pork... More 

Helpful?
Thank pfmcfc60
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Il Bistrot is on the south of the river probably 15 minutes from the main tourist strip around the leaning tower and 5/10 minutes from most of the other restaurants and bars in town. It's worth going a little bit out of your way for. We arrived a little bit before opening time but the staff made as comfortable outside... More 

Helpful?
Thank James L
Lancashire, England
Level Contributor
212 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I made an online reservation through a 3rd party website following reading recommendations that this was a busy place. Received a confirmation but the day of my visit I received a call from the restaurant to say that my reservation was cancelled as they were full up all night. I was disappointed so looked elsewhere but happened to pass Il... More 

Helpful?
Thank UKcritic

Travelers who viewed Il Bistrot also viewed

Pisa, Province of Pisa
Pisa, Province of Pisa
 
Pisa, Province of Pisa
Pisa, Province of Pisa
 

Been to Il Bistrot? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $33
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Chiara Gambacorti 17, 56125, Pisa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Pisa
  • Phone Number: 393490759809
Description
The bistro of my dreams is the little tiny restaurant; it’s the cute shop where you can go for a coffee or a glass of wine. It’s a place where you can eat the traditional Italian dish, sip a good wine and meet your people. It’s a place where you can chat while eating spaghetti, while learning secrets, sipping a “brunello”, or a grappa while listening to music or reading a book. Where love gets done and undone. And coffee. Where you’re early and it gets late. Here you are in my home. You are my guests and friends among friends. Here is my piano and my guitar, my books, my music; here’s the best recipe my mom gave me, and some biscotti and my grandpa’s Vinsanto wine.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Il Bistrot and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Il Bistrot staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?