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Osteria dei Cavalieri

#35 of 798 Restaurants in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence
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Via San Frediano, 16, Pisa, Italy
+39 050 580858
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great restaurant recommended to us by our Hotel! The food was beautiful the hospitality fantastic with great wine.

Thank Karendt49ex
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We ate here the other evening and were pleased with this restaurant. The food is good even with a rather limited selection, reservations are sure to be needed after 8 however that can be said for most restaurants in Italy. The wine selection was quite big and didn't disappoint. Yet another place I would recommend!

Thank Jerome D
Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Close to the Pisa tower we fearless another touristy place but wasn't disappointed. Good delicious, simple and good tasting Italian food. Don't expect high cuisine as the kitchen serves true Italian food which is simple well tasting and good. Good service: they exchanged a glass of red wine which my friend didn't like free of charge. Good recommendations on Italian... More 

Thank MajaLaungaard
Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

My wife and I both greatly enjoyed this restaurant. We both had a main course of red snapper, which was excellent. As a first course, my wife had a dish consisting of rabbit and asparagus (a selection that she had seen recommended in a magazine), and she said it was delicious. Everything seemed very creatively prepared. Good and attentive service.... More 

Thank Steve K
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We entered, attracted by the impressive number of stickers on the doors: Slowfood, Michelin and whatever else. So, we had very high expectations. The place is indeed very popular, as the waiters had to turn down several parties who tried to come in without reservation. However, the food was average, the menu very limited, the service kind but rushed, and... More 

Thank chibakun
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We had lunch in this restaurant today while waiting for our hotel room to be ready. We had beef strips served with grated carrot, grilled cheese and chargrilled aubergine and courgette and it was absolutely delicious. The steak was cooked to perfection and they even made me aware that my medium well done steak would take a bit longer to... More 

Thank ABJor1965
Lausanne, Switzerland
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal in the slowfood recommended restaurant. Excellent and friendly service. Far enough from the leaning tower to not attract too many tourists. The restaurant was full on a Monday evening and they had to turn away several guests. That should say it all.

Thank Jomon36
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

We had a wonderful meal here, going slightly "off piste" our very knowledgeable and friendly waiter offered us some of the specials, a fabulous steak tartare, followed by a pasta with baby clams and a main of rabbit in oregano with wine and no room for dessert. It is a meal that we will not forget, and the price was... More 

Thank Ed H
New York City, New York
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471 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We were able to get a table for lunch without a reservation in this very busy restaurant that caters to a lot of locals. Service was attentive and the wine list offered many good options.

Thank Trotpeg
Iasi, Romania
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

I ve went there yesterday and it was closed. On the site was written that is opened but it wasn t. I ve been walking 2 km to get there and find an closef door.

Thank alexaandreea

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$32 - $50
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Frediano, 16, Pisa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Pisa
  • Phone Number: +39 050 580858
The " Osteria dei Cavalieri " (The knight’s tavern) is situated in the historical heart of Pisa, a few steps away from the homonymous square and from the famous Piazza dei Miracoli, in a setting full of alleys where time seems to have stood still.In the Osteria it is still possible to leave the table with a festive feeling, captured not only through a meal but also through the enjoyed experience. A place that unites, in a relaxing and warm atmosphere,the most sincere tuscan dishes and refined, always creatively interpreted gastronomical suggestions.A working meal where you talk and in the meantime taste typical dishes while trying creative and inventive combinations made according to the strongest cooking tradition of Tuscany. A pleasant dinner in which you’ll be captured step by step by flavors and solutions offered by the chef and staff of the Osteria dei Cavalieri.All of this is possible in the historical heart of the city of Pisa, a few steps away from the marvellous Piazza dei Cavalieri, the famous tower and Piazza dei Miracoli. The entrance hall of the restaurant is the base of a tower house of 1200.The tables are framed by a characteristic stone ledge: light is shadowing, becomes misty and intimate, thus favouring conversation. In such an environment it is not difficult to lose oneself in unique wine and gastronomic experience. For sure this will grant the occasional visitor a memory, as is the case with the locals, who return time after time in the certainty of being surprised once again.The dishes and menus of the Osteria are born in a climate of perfect balance between innovation and tradition combined with a remarkable choice from a winecellar rich in discoveries and grand classics.

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