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“Decent for such a touristy-y place as Pisa”

Pizzeria Trattoria La Buca
Ranked #433 of 983 Restaurants in Pisa
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The PIZZERIA TRATTORIA "La Buca" located in the historical center of Pisa with a beautiful view of the Leaning Tower and of the botanical gardens, a few steps away from Piazza Dei Cavalieri ('teachers' training college) and from the main street of the city.
Reviewed July 24, 2012

We've been here a few times and it's never disappointed. Prices are 25% higher than equivalent restaurants not in the middle of Pisa, but given this is in the middle of Pisa it's not too bad.

Most of the eating space is outside under awnings, with less space inside. Food is pizzas, pastas, regional meat and salads. €10-12 pp.

Service is fairly slow (took 15 minutes to be able to pay), but the food came quickly initially.

Portions are on the small side, but tasty. I had pasta with shrimps and a rich creamy sauce. Very nice indeed.

Catering for kids is decent (they do kids' portions and have high chairs).

None of the restaurants near the Tower/Duomo are going to win Michellin stars, but this is probably the best balance of value and taste. Very busy though, so get there before 1pm for lunch.

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Reviewed March 28, 2012

Food was boring and bad, drinks came late, service was horrible, and seated us at a terrible table. Tip was included in bill, and I understand why... They did not follow up on us, even when the place was quiet. Only reason this place survives is the location.

Not much more to say, but STAY AWAY!

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Thank Chris A
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adavide, Direttore at Pizzeria Trattoria La Buca, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2012

We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your meal here,
but we have to clarify that the waiter's tip is absolutely not included in the bill
and is not obligatory.
What you are referring to is "service" (which you find in every page of our Menù)
that we apply just like every restaurant in here.

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Reviewed March 25, 2012

My daughter and I took the train to Pisa and wandered our way to the tower. We found this resturant on a side street and were very pleased with our meal and service. I had roasted chicken and my daughter had lasgne. Everything about the meal was wonderful.

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Reviewed October 15, 2011

This restaurant is located close to the tower in a jumble of other restaurants. It's courtyard off the street appealed to us. We had pizza and beer. It was very good and a good value. Other dishes we saw other people order looked very appealing also. The service was efficient, but not extra friendly. It was a good choice for us during our visit to Pisa.

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2  Thank ltcjdc
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

my self with my wifr, son and daughter in law, and my daughter with her two kids happen to visit tower of miraccoli in pissa, italy. we were quite hungry when we arrived from milano by euro train; but first wanted to see the leaning tower. we wanted to take food but also dit not want to loose sight of the tower. we went at LA BUCA right in front of the tower at via angelo galli tassi ,pisa.. we orderd seven pizzas,two fruit juices for kids, four glasses of wine, and two water bottles. will you believe that for all this we paid only 85 euros. the food was really tasty and a good filling lunch .

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2  Thank RajnishPathak
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