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“Fantastic meal”
Review of Bistro del Mare

Bistro del Mare
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Ranked #131 of 2,825 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $71
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Uffizi
Description: Our Fish Restaurant is located in a wonderful position, inside Palazzo Gianfigliazzi in Firenze, very close to Ponte Vecchio e next to Via Tornabuoni. It's a very modern place, accurte in every details, managed by young men who will make you feel at home. Bistro del Mare is the only restaurant in Florence that guarantees you great food at extremely affordable prices
Reviewed August 20, 2014

We almost missed the restaurant as it's not directly on the street but is through an archway. Having said that it was excellent - attractive decor and lots of space. The service was attentive but discreet. We were served a lovely amuse bouche before delicious starters - one was tiger prawns 'gratin' - having expected lots of sauce it was an original way of serving them and they were delicious, and the other was sea bream, pink grapefruit and asparagus. The main courses were equally good - sole and the fish of the day (can't remember what it was called). We did not have desserts. The food here was significantly better than other places we tried - it was slightly more expensive but not overly so. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed August 3, 2014

Florence is not known for its seafood restaurants, so Bistrò del Mare is a pleasant surprise! The fish is fresh and creatively prepared. There is an excellent selection of appetizers, which can also be ordered as a tasting menu - a great way to try a variety of interesting dishes. We opted for the full 4-course tasting menu which we thoroughly enjoyed.
The restaurant is lovely - housed in an ancient palazzo which has been smartly renovated to blend modern design with antique architecture, resulting in a beautiful setting. The entrance is off the most stylish stretch of the Lungarno, and it looks a bit intimidating as you need to enter a large archway of the impressive building to reach the restaurant. However, the exclusive appearance of the venue does not mean that it is over-priced. Considering they serve quality seafood, it's actually quite reasonable - especially at lunch. So, when you want a change from traditional Tuscan fare, this is a great place to go!

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2  Thank KGPB
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

Having spent the last 2 weeks travelling through Tuscany, this is a standout for quality, fresh seafood and service. And good price, we enjoyed the fixed price specials and ate for 5 for under 100 euro with wine. This place is on the Arno but has no views and is not on the tourist track, so is easily missed. Shame. It is very good. I recommend ''scorpion fish' pasta or calamari salad entre and any fish for main. And it's great with kids, and service outstanding. What's more to like? Oh, and good music and atmosphere.

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Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a great restaurant. Good service, delicious fish, and it was right next to our hotel! What more could we want?

2  Thank luvPR
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

For those who do not eat red meat, here is the perfect solution. A few details could give a wrong impression: a menu printed on a plastic booklet and cheap table mats from the local outdoors market could convey a wrong first impression. The cuisine is excellent, the dishes are very well presented and the wine/liquors list is absolutely first class. Waiters seem to be professional and service is courteous. My "ombrina" (an excellent, yet not so appreciated fish) with a crust of "nero di seppia" on a reduction of asparagus was memorable. The calvados at the end was the best I have ever been served even the most expensive French restaurants. A must for travelers who love fish. I would like to suggest the management to print a more elegant menu and dispose of those atrocious table mats placed over white table cloth.

3  Thank Mario C
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