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“Desert place”
Review of Pasticceria Salza

Pasticceria Salza
Ranked #23 of 24 Bakeries in Pisa
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Desert place”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

If you like cake and chocolate this is the place you want to stop in while in Pisa.

Visited April 2012
Thank bizventureteacher
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Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Only the shadow of its former glory”
Reviewed May 3, 2012

Salza used to be one the best pasticcerie in Central Italy --- the freshest ingredients, the perfect decoration of even the smallest cake or "pasta", their home roasted coffee, and, especially, no shortcuts whatsoever (their pastry cream, made with just the minimum flour, was legendary). The prices, of course, matched quality and location.

Some years ago the place changed ownership, from the Salza family (which maintains the catering operations) to a company whose main business is airport catering. They maintained (or increased) the prices, and lowered (sometimes very much) the quality. It remains a good pasticceria, maybe still the best in town, but no longer worth the extra money they charge. Their original pastry cream is gone, replaced with the standard, starch-filled recipe you would find everywhere. Lunches have lost the freshness which attracted both local professionals and tourists.

Avoid their (astronomically priced) gelato, and go instead to Gelateria De Coltelli.

Only one thing remains unchanged -- the unfriendly service.

  • Visited April 2012
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7 Thank SMmoto
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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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320 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Unwanted so-called freebies inflate the prices”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

The outside tables at Salza are a nice place to sit to watch the world go by on Borgo Street with a glass of wine or perhaps a cold beer. Unfortunately it seems impossible to just order that. A small beer comes just short of 5 euros which is presumably to cover the cost of the dish of unasked for pastries that come with it. That would be fine if they were nice but the selection of six or seven sausage rolls and vol-au-vents are reminiscent of a seventies cheese and wine party. If you want a reasonably priced drink without the fripperies there are plenty of other options.

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank NormanLewis
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Sassari, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“a fest for your eyes”
Reviewed December 20, 2010

As you enter this patisserie bar located in the beating heart of Pisa, your eyes (as well as your stomach) will start to celebrate. All the cakes and pastries displayed in the window are there waiting to be chosen and enjoyed with a hot or cold drink. Wide selection of coffees, teas and beverages.
the bar is fully licenced and the atmosphere very posh.
A bit pricey though, but it's well worth a visit.

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1 Thank LellaSS
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Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Lunch was good”
Reviewed October 26, 2010

We had lunch here-- crab salad, fish rice dish, Food was good. The service was just so so. On another day we had a sweet and coffee and sat outside. Of course it is much less expensive if you stand at the "bar" italian style. A very large selections of pastry and candies - makes you want to try everthing.

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Thank JerryDEBO
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