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Osteria San Paolo

#23 of 798 Restaurants in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence
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Via San Paolo 16, 56125, Pisa, Italy
+39 050 501194
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Reading, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel. From the outside it looked OK but we'd have walked by without the recommendation. Inside we found a restaurant that is run very seriously in every way. The food (simple classic Italian cooking) was excellent, the service faultless and the ambience buzzy and appreciative of the experience to be had here

Thank Noggins_12
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small restaurant, outside of the busy streets of Pisa. We enjoyed the sea food and steak tartar was exquisite! Nice staff as well!

Thank Daniel G
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

In the evening we had booked a table at 19.30 just as the Osteria opened. First people who cake in where locals. The beef Fiorentine was showed to you before preparation to see if it suited you. Fresh Bread with nuts is served as Well and this is delicious. English menu's available and reservation is required. Absolute great value for... More 

Thank Natasja P
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Recommended on arrival at our hotel & we thoroughly enjoyed a dinner here - excellent food with sufficient menu choices, cooked to perfection & very tasty, served by friendly, helpful, attentive & efficient staff & accompanied by very good wines. We would have had returned if we had had longer in Pisa. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Danddtol
Little Falls, New Jersey
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I was recommended to this restaurant for it's excellent seafood by the desk clerk at my hotel. I had a lovely walk from my hotel near the campo dei miracoli to the arno river and then on to this charming restaurant. I had an appetizer of Sea Brene and then some great spaghetti with mixed seafood, clams, mussels, crab and... More 

Thank Hank18
Walsall, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We asked our hotel desk for a good restaurant and they pointed us to this one. We nearly gave up in walking to it because we could not imagine such a nice restaurant was down the road we had been directed but we are glad we continued. It was a Monday evening and it was full - locals, not tourists,... More 

Thank P4RXC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place. We were recommended this restaurant by the hotel reception we were staying at and it didn't disappoint. Fantastic food, a great choice of wines and the staff were very helpful and attentive. The surroundings and atmosphere very Italian The very best of 5 stars. Well-done.

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Bristol, England
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We went on a recommendation from our hotel, and luckily got a table without a booking. I chose fish options here - a sea bream starter followed by tuna steak with almonds. An enjoyable meal.

Thank JohninEngland
Brighton uk
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Pisa on a rainy night so finding somewhere for dinner was hard. We stumbled across this place and they accommodated us even though they were fully booked. We are so pleased they did as the food was spectacular. We ate far too much and my husband struggled with his steak, even though it we one of the... More 

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Enford, United Kingdom
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109 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us on our first night in Pisa by the hotel, and we weren't disappointed. Its a small looking hotel down a little street, and its quiet and peaceful. The waiters were all very friendly and welcoming, and spoke good English. The owner was also very friendly and tended to pour the wine at each table... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$37
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Paolo 16, 56125, Pisa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Pisa
  • Phone Number: +39 050 501194
The Osteria San Paolo was born from the experience of Carlo Bibbiani, famous for founding one of the most famous patisseries in Pisa, and is located in a quiet and elegant place in the center of Pisa, near the beautiful church of San Paolo a ripa d'Arno after which the restaurant is named. The philosophy behind the Osteria San Paolo aims at creating a both elegant and welcoming atmosphere where customers can enjoy the excellent seafood and land first courses enriched by the imagination of our versatile chef. The target of Osteria San Paolo is being able to surprise the customers with flavors that are both simple and innovative so that your experience can be unique and unforgettable. Whether your choice falls on meat or fish, Osteria San Paolo will be able to surprise you with products of indisputable quality. A word of advice: do not satisfy your appetite with all the main dishes, as it would be a shame not to taste the home-made cake! All the proof of a pudding is in the eating: you will not be disappointed by our excellent price/quality ratio.

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