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Il Bistrot

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Piazza Chiara Gambacorti 17, 56125, Pisa, Italy
393490759809
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7:30 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Mon 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wed - Fri 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Bangkok, Thailand
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Il Bistrot, is on the other side of the town, far away from the crowds of tourists. The restaurant is on a lovely square and mainly frequented by locals. There is a terrace but you need to book if you want to be one of the lucky to have a table outside. The food is simple and use tasty fresh... More 

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Thank 66pat
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our meal was delicious and servers were attentive and helpful! We had a dinner in the early evening but all seats outside were already reserved. We were seated inside near the open windows which was also pleasant. The cod was absolutely delicious and flavorful!

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Thank TraceyM5Boston
Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little restaurant across the river in a pretty Piazza away from the mass of tourists. Didn't take very long to walk there. The food was very tasty but the portions were very small. I would still recommend it.

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Thank tomboycott
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Guys, please wake up and start giving fair notes on TripAdvisor in Pisa. Yesterday we went to a super high-ranked restaurant situated in the touristic area of the Tower in Pisa and food was mediocre compared to the comments. Thanks God we found Il Bistro: excellent food and excellent service with recommendations and wine tasting before you choose your bottle... More 

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Thank Lukanov
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure what the best was about this restaurant, as the service food and location were all brilliant. The waitresses were excellent especially Innes. The food was spot on. Cannot fault this place and highly recommend a visit here.

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1 Thank holsknight
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super food. A bit off the beaten tourist routes. Would highly recommend the pasta primi! We enjoyed the ravioli and tagliolini. The desserts are also great.

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Thank kdsl7
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

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Thank Vito O
Paola, Italy
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

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Thank Silvio S
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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 

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Thank Andrew T
London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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!

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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 - $34
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, Romantic, Special occasions, 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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?