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Il Bistrot

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Piazza Chiara Gambacorti 17, 56125, Pisa, Italy
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Tue 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu - Tue 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thu - Fri 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate here in summer - seems a long time ago now, but I felt I had to write about this place because it was so god. This was the best meal we had in a week in the area (other place had a first course or a main that was as good, but no-where else was this great overall).... More 

Thank HedleyLondon
Sami, Greece
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up and down the main streets in Pisa looking at all the recommended restuarants from tripadvisor. Some were in little back streets without any life around them. Il Bistro opend onto a piazza with a number of other places to eat. Even in the rain it looked inviting and the menu was so simple but creative. Food was... More 

Thank peterpainterprint
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were walking back to our apartment in Pisa in the evening on the lookout for somewhere to eat featuring local produce if possible. Il Bistrot is situated in the Piazza Chiara Gambacorti which is not directly off the main street so were very lucky to find it. The Piazza is a very lively place frequented mostly by locals and... More 

Thank JaneOManchester
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Il Bistro is a lovely little restaurant in a quite little square in Pisa. The food was superb! We've had the tuna, which was the best we've ever had. Great service!

Thank Dorit B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family evening meal at Il Bistrot. It was a little difficult to get to by taxi as the square it was in was pedestrian only. There were tables outside the restaurant (which seemed to be the most busy) in the square and some very quiet ones inside. While there was a lot of colourful night life in... More 

1 Thank dinangster
Bangkok, Thailand
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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 August 16, 2016

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!

Thank TraceyM5Boston
Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 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.

Thank tomboycott
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 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 

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 August 2, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $34
Italian, Mediterranean
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
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
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?