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Osteria dei Cavalieri

#32 of 748 Restaurants in Pisa
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Via San Frediano, 16, Pisa, Italy
+39 050 580858
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Description: The " Osteria dei Cavalieri " (The knight’s tavern) is situated...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This restaurant was next door to where we were staying and came recommended. We were not disappointed, with full authentic flavours. Not a spag Bol in sight. The rabbit was really nice, the fish fresh, the squid well done and the lamb chops just right.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Mahendra S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was next door to where we were staying and came recommended. We were not disappointed, with full authentic flavours. Not a spag Bol in sight. The rabbit was really nice, the fish fresh, the squid well done and the lamb chops just right.

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Thank Mahendra S
Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We took a last-minute day trip from Firenze to Pisa and had planned nothing. The restaurant immediately near the torre were horribly touristy - complete with "tourist menu" printed in large letters - so I quickly looked for well-reviewed restaurants online. Only a brief, and lovely, walk from the torre was this wonderful place. On a weekday for lunch in... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Had a really great lunch here. It was close to the tower. Had a 3 course lunch option that I chose and I couldn't have been happier. Definitely recommended for foodies.

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Thank Mitchell B
Bucharest, Romania
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Great value, not inexpensive, but very decently priced for its Michelin recommendation. All dishes were good to excellent, and we managed to squeeze a walk-in reservation with just 45 mins waiting time. Ossobucco was good, but should have followed waitress's recommendation of choosing a fillet or entrecôte tagliata instead :-). Pasta w duck, rabbit w oregano, chestnut pie and wine... More 

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Thank rororoil
Los Angeles
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104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I can't say enough about this place. The food is fresh, simply but exquisitely prepared, the service personally tailored and carried out with perfection. Our dinner took about 2 hours and we never felt rushed. The attention to detail in the food preparation and dining experience were outstanding. If you are in Pisa - go there!

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Thank DWolf1
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146 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

It is a nice small typical Italian restaurant with very good typical food and good service. The wine chose is very good.

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Thank Ivanmil
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95 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant deserves a 5 rating due to the perfect convergence of excellent taste, price and service Service was effusive and sincere. We were greeted warmly the minute we stepped in. The waitress kindly helped us shift tables so that we would be comfortable when she saw us struggling to fit into an awkward corner seat Many value options for... More 

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Thank babypig82
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

we visited this restaurant as it was recommended by the hotel we stayed and what a great recommendation it was! It was very authentic and popular with a lot of Italian customers. Friendly wait staff and excellent food. The starters were nice. The outstanding items were my boar dish and the desserts of pear and almond tart and apple... the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I chose this place because it recommended in every guide book and online. We would not have found it otherwise. It seemed very authentic and popular with a lot of Italian customers. Friendly wait staff and excellent food. The pasta was nice. The outstanding items were my char grilled rabbit and the desserts of pear and almond tart and apple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

A must visit place to eat in Pisa. The food was excellent, complimented with an extensive wine list and superb value for money

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via San Frediano, 16, Pisa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Pisa
  • Phone Number: +39 050 580858

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine

Description

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.
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm

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