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Sottobosco Libri & Cafe

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Piazza San Paolo All'Orto 3, 56127, Pisa, Italy
+39 050 314 2084
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 1:30 am
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and lots of games to play. The bad points are the price and the ability to serve a beer. 5€ for a. 4L beer where 30% of it is foam is not acceptable

Thank Pedro F
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this place. Busy with locals which is a good sign. Friendly and helpful staff. Free buffet and wise range of quality drinks including local craft beer . Good value as well We visited every evening

Thank Kishin7
Pisa, Italy
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Live jazz music on Sunday's and a chill cool place to either meet up with people for a drink, or finish that lingering thesis paper. They have a piano for those that are brave enough for an audience, plenty of books, and a cool beatnik attitude without the elitist snobbery.

Thank ParallelParkerr
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this bar on a Tuesday evening, feeling a little jaded after a day of being bombarded by tourist tat in Pisa. This place was the perfect antedote! We were the only non locals there and the bar had a lovely, quirky, laid back vibe. We had a perfect bottle of Chianti and tucked into the antipasti. Wish... More 

Thank berthaandflea
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015

Recommended by our LP guide we turned up late afternoon and enjoyed the 5 euros glasses of wine! A great choice and all excellent. We returned in the evening and enjoyed more wine and the apertivo buffet - which is free when you are drinking (this is very popular here - lots of bars do it!) The staff were very... More 

Thank davidandmel
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

We went on a Tuesday w/o reservation to this Restaurant and it was totally worth it. Great quality food and regional wines for a good price. The owner was very friendly and service was quite fast. U got to try the white tiramisu.

1 Thank Marlene275
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

A great find during our short stay in Pisa recently. Busy with locals on a Sunday night, which says a lot! Fantastic wines on offer - a large glass for €5. Live music on selected evenings. Visit if you can!

Thank Katie W
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2015

I wish we had a bar like this at home. Five Euros for a large glass of good wine, with a taster first. Free tapas early evening. Lovely and cosy, and full of locals. Lovely stuff.

Thank CatherineElizabeth80
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2015

We happened to walk by this nice little bar and decided to go in for a drink. Really nice atmosphere, friendly staff, and good drinks. Also enjoy the free buffet while you're there.

1 Thank Willem R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

A rare bistro in a crowd of restaurants, where you can have warm drinks and good wine, hang out with some friends or enjoy your time on your own browsing the internet or reading a book. Atmosphere is cozy, prices are reasonable. People seem somewhat more willing to pick a random conversation than in other bars in town.

Thank Federico V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $27
Italian, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 1:30 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza San Paolo All'Orto 3, 56127, Pisa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Pisa
  • Phone Number: +39 050 314 2084
Also a bookstore.

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