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Bistro del Mare

#131 of 2,032 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Via Lungarno Corsini 4, 50100, Florence, Italy
+39 055 239 9224
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 19:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sun 12:30 - 14:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant is very well organized , good ambience . Food is good fresh and is not over priced. Stuff is friendly and professional.

Thank Roza A
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We happened to eat there based on the suggestion of staff an the Palazzo Cast 1871. The food and wine were very good and the restaurant has a great location near the Ponte Vecchio. Furthermore it is not expensive.

Thank mytriptonz
Portland, Oregon
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31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dining room was simply attractive, the wait staff was constantly on patrol looking for opportunities to help - a first class operation in that regard. It was the food that was a disappointment. We shared the tasting menu for two = 4 starters, pasta, a main course and dessert with wine for 120 euros including service charge. The best... More 

Thank brwydave02
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quality in all the requested aspects from a client point of view. The Chef is the best one, the service is high quality, the dishes are very nice presented.

Thank Mr_RaduM
Florence, Italy
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90 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I had a delicious meal with friends. The prices are not very high and the service and place is gorgeous. Wine list and food are good I would not say it is my favourite fish restaurant in florence although it is very nice

Thank Linda S
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I discourage to reach the restaurant by car: Leave the car and go by walk otherwise it's a nightmare. The location is fantastic : it's in an ancient palace along the river side. Modern furniture contrasting with ancient building. The elegance of the ambient let you imagine a luxury restaurant, that is partially true. The service is under expectation and... More 

Thank Giorgio B
West London
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were enjoying a lovely stay in Florence, but fancied a fish meal as a change from trattoria fayre - delicious though it was. A quick internet search and we found the Bistro del Mare. Already highly recommended and 5 minutes walk from where we were staying. Easy to book on line too. We like to eat early so whilst... More 

Thank Owleyes25
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Great service to accompany excellent food. We shared 4 starters - rather than being plonked down together, they were served in a logical order so we could enjoy each one. The prawns were fantastic. Both fish and seafood was prepared well & fresh and there was a good wine list. Our waiter was friendly and attentive without being over-bearing. Would... More 

Thank Byjahn
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

So disappointing! Had reserverations, only one meal and it was pasta was good. The three fish dishes all extermely disappointing, fishy tasting, and nasty! Way over priced, should have known as the restaurant was pretty much empty! Came highly recommended, all I can say was WAY OVERRATED!!

Thank LaDonna U
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Very good seafood in a lovely location. The raw fish dish was superb, quite different than sashimi. Baked fish was also excellent. Recommended if you like seafood with or without pasta.

Thank Paul R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$64
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Lungarno Corsini 4, 50100, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Uffizi
  • Neighbourhood: Uffizi
  • Phone Number: +39 055 239 9224
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

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Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can reach the city center, the Florence that everybody dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can experience the rare beauty of the capital of the Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the Loggia of the Uffizi where it is possible to fully taste the talent of the best artists who animated Florence over the centuries. When the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a walk along the river Arno up to the ancient bridge, Ponte Vecchio. It is full of jewels and decorated by the colors captured in postcards.
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