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“İmpressive indeed” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina

Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina
Piazza Pitti 16, 50125, Florence, Italy (Pitti)
+39 055 212704
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Ranked #15 of 2,362 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $85
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Pitti
Description: Thank you for your interest in Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina. We are a cozy wine shop and wine bar located in Piazza Pitti just across from the Pitti Palace. Our mission is to select the very best territorial, cultural and traditional wines produced in Tuscany and in Italy. Focusing on small production, high-end wines that are difficult to find anywhere else. Our options by the glass strongly represent this very specific selection. Our goal is to inform our clients of the wines and wine making process of Italy. We have a limited but quite special food selection prepared daily by our chef. We offer an a la carte menu featuring Tuscan appetizers, cheeses, charcuterie and hand made first courses. Still, our dishes are designed to compliment your experience with our wines. We are not a restaurant with a full dining menu. Our kitchen is open from 1:00pm to 3:30 pm then again from 7:30 to 10:30. We are closed on Tuesdays. Apart from a la carte dinning we are now proud to offer Dinner with an Owner. A truly unique experience awaits for wine lovers in Florence. One of the three owners of Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina will personally guide you through an extensive tasting of our selection of small production, high end Italian wines. Each of the three gentlemen are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Italian wines. Through the course of the tasting you will have an opportunity to learn from them about the history, culture, processes and traditions of wine making in Italy. Your host will spend the evening working with your specific tastes to create a personalized tasting that can accommodate every wine lover, from the expert to the novice. Accompanied by a customized, tasting menu created by our Chef. This private tasting is extremely exclusive and as such only ONE is offered per night, on Friday and Saturday nights ONLY. Tastings commonly last from 3 to 4 hours, although depending on the clients they have been known to last even longer. As such, tasting reservations are recommended for 7:00pm (19:00). Reservations are required AT LEAST 3 days in advance, based on availability. Upon reservation any and all food specifications must be confirmed such as allergies, food intolerances, vegetarians or vegans. Only ONE menu may be offered for the entire table, so any and all food restrictions will need to be applied to the meal for everyone at the table. Dinner with an Owner is 140,00 euro per person which will include all food and wine. A keepsake copy of your customized menu with wines will be signed by the owner and given to you at the end of the night. We also offer The Wine Club Tasting which is offered exclusively to those clients who are interested in joining The Wine Club. Created to offer clients an opportunity to discover the types of wines that make it into the selections each year and to decide what package best suits their personal taste and needs. During the tasting clients will sample red wines that are representative of the type of wines that are chosen for The Wine Club Selections. Featuring small production, high end Italian wines and when available, our own private labels. The tasting will be accompanied by a selection of local Italian cheeses. We are happy to offer the tasting complementary upon the completion of The Wine Club membership contract. If you would like a copy of the packet and contract for your country of residence it can be found on our website on The Wine Club Page or please let us know and we would be happy to email one to you. The Wine Club Tasting is offered exclusively in the afternoons from 4pm to 6pm and reservations are highly recommended. The Tasting is complementary for 2 people per signed membership contract. Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina is proud to present The Wine Tasting Lunch. A tasting menu comprised of four wines and accompanied by a three course lunch. One of the gentlemen will assist you to select the ideal wine to pair with your dishes and to please your palate from their ample selection of Bubbles, Whites and Reds. The three courses made by our Chef will change frequently and feature fresh, seasonal ingredients. You will have your choice from 2 options for appetizer, first course and dessert. The Wine Tasting Lunch is 35,00 euro per person which will include all food and wine. Reservations are not required but are highly recommended. Our kitchen is open for lunch from 1:00pm to 3:30pm daily, except on Tuesdays as we are closed. For reservations please let us know what date, time, name, how many people and what type of reservation you are interested in making; an a la carte lunch or dinner, a reservation for The Wine Club Tasting, Dinner With An Owner or The Wine Tasting Lunch. We are closed On Tuesdays all day. We thank you so much for expressing your interest in us and we do very much hope to get to see you at Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina soon!
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“İmpressive indeed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

It is wine bar and "a restaurant," it is small, but has an extensive lists of wines and dishes that, I may call as home- made. It gave me the impression of a family run, old style Italian bar and restaurants, but it is most likely that run by a young team who are keen on providing a good quality food, drinks and service. it is in short a modern and well-run establishment. Their Tuscany based anti-pastas including cheeses are good quality. The wines served are originated from small producers, which is something that hard to beat. It is a good place to taste a different variety of Italian wines and get proper information from sommeliers. The Chianti wine list is really impressive and wines are moderately priced. Service is somewhat different it has a personal touch, is good but, irritating at times. The Chef Marzia Sassetti is impressive indeed. The portions are actually generous. It is a place that I hope to visit again in the near future. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2013
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Aalborg, Denmark
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“How a winebar should be like”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Great wines by the glass and solid, classic italian food to accompany the them.

All served by a young, competent staff. Do it!

More at http://Gastromand.dk

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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“The best wine bar in Florence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Hands down the best, great staff willing to talk to you even in English. Explained each wine, how, when, where. Wrote them all down for me and showcased unusual variaties. We visited other enotecas but because we can't speak Italian found it hard and understandably for them they weren't to enthusiastic about us! We spent 60e on pre dinner drinks and came again the following evening as we just had too much fun chatting and drinking. Small cosy and I wish I could wrap it up and bring it home with me.

Visited July 2013
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Kent, United Kingdom
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We went here after reading the excellent reviews on TA regarding the wine tasting dinner. As a result I booked the restaurant some weeks in advance for our second evening in Florence and we went to the Pitti Palace the day before it was booked and we were surprised to see just how small it was.

We went for dinner at 8pm the following evening and were welcomed warmly by Edoardo one of the owners and shown to our table, once you are inside the place is tiny, there can only be around a dozen seats in the place and it is actually not a restaurant at all and Enoteca I have since found out, means wine bar and that is a more accurate description.

However, what enfolded over the next 4 1/2 hours was an amazing experience through the wines of Italy and the more specifically Tuscany, punctuated with lovely food served in a Tapas style, we tried 3 sparkling wines, 5 white wines and around 8 red wines. the pours were around 125ml and the owner gave us a description of each one the vineyard, the owners of the vineyard the owners of the vineyards kids names etc etc etc it was brilliant. The food cooked by Marzia was also excellent home made in the small kitchen and complemented the wine perfectly.

It was 60 euros per head which may seem a bit pricey' but I though it was a fantastic experience and well worth doing and it has changed the way I buy wine since!

  • Visited February 2013
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“Zeno the Magnifico”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We stumbled upon this gem after a tour of the Boboli Gardens. After an afternoon learning the art of unique Italian wines from Zeno - we reserved a dinner for the next night. We left ourselves in the care of Zeno and his talented chef. The experience was one that my friends and I will never forget. If you appreciate rare Italian wines paired beautifully with progressive Tuscan cuisine - then you have to make this place a stop during your time in Florence. Zeno - we are looking forward to our first wine club shipment!!!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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