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Osteria San Paolo

#21 of 784 Restaurants in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence
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Via San Paolo 16, 56125, Pisa, Italy
+39 050 501194
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Brighton uk
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived in Pisa on a rainy night so finding somewhere for dinner was hard. We stumbled across this place and they accommodated us even though they were fully booked. We are so pleased they did as the food was spectacular. We ate far too much and my husband struggled with his steak, even though it we one of the... More 

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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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376 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to us on our first night in Pisa by the hotel, and we weren't disappointed. Its a small looking hotel down a little street, and its quiet and peaceful. The waiters were all very friendly and welcoming, and spoke good English. The owner was also very friendly and tended to pour the wine at each table... More 

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was super the wine cellar amazing but the restaurant owner is an italian senior citizen old school restaurateur give you the most amazing food / wine experience !!!! You just need to go to feel the experience of be hosted by a real italian host!

Thank andreaarmas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

The quality and serving size of the food is excellent. Recommend black pasta with lobster and La Pettegola white wine. Service is excellent.

Thank Rodrigo R
Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Very good small restaurant in Pisa, Italy! Very close to the Arno river, down a quiet alleyway! What you think of when you think of an Italian restaurant. The dishes we ordered were delicious. The staff was courteous and great!

Thank Adrienne626
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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335 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Very nice little restaurant. Good wine list, many by the half-bottle. The appetizer I had included the best pesto I have ever had (made mine look meager by comparison), a lovely chunk of burrata and onion jam! Service was excellent. Courtyard dining was delightful.

Thank Leonard S
London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Sat in the lovely terrace at the back which was cool and quiet. With shared the "meat taster" to start which was actually a board of local fresh "tapas" type food which was plenty for two and a nice surprise. Then we both had pasta. Both pastas were full of flavour but not to rich considering one was with gorgonzola.... More 

Thank Amy R
United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Terrific restaurant and the most friendly staff in Pisa....bar none. Absolutely fabulous. Really great food and great portions. The selection of wines is great and none of them too pricey. We were there with a large group and they looked after us so well and joined in our fun. Very accommodating, really nice people and great value for money. If... More 

Thank Nigel H
Bergerac, France
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Went to this restaurant with my husband last night. Small and very friendly. Food was really good. I couldn't make up my mind whether to have risotto or spaghetti so the waiter offered half and half. Excellent. The risotto came first and even a half portion I couldn't finish, will have to go back some other time to try the... More 

Thank Helen H
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our AirBnB host since it was close and good. We were surprised by the very knowledgeable and helpful waiting staff and the quality and presentation of the food. We shared a starter of marinated sea bream which was excellent. Then I had strip steak with pecorino cheese and a side of roasted vegetables and my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $38
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Paolo 16, 56125, Pisa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Pisa
  • Phone Number: +39 050 501194
The Osteria San Paolo was born from the experience of Carlo Bibbiani, famous for founding one of the most famous patisseries in Pisa, and is located in a quiet and elegant place in the center of Pisa, near the beautiful church of San Paolo a ripa d'Arno after which the restaurant is named. The philosophy behind the Osteria San Paolo aims at creating a both elegant and welcoming atmosphere where customers can enjoy the excellent seafood and land first courses enriched by the imagination of our versatile chef. The target of Osteria San Paolo is being able to surprise the customers with flavors that are both simple and innovative so that your experience can be unique and unforgettable. Whether your choice falls on meat or fish, Osteria San Paolo will be able to surprise you with products of indisputable quality. A word of advice: do not satisfy your appetite with all the main dishes, as it would be a shame not to taste the home-made cake! All the proof of a pudding is in the eating: you will not be disappointed by our excellent price/quality ratio.

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