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“Superb meal”
Review of Osteria San Paolo

Osteria San Paolo
Ranked #26 of 990 Restaurants in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$43
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Glad we went slightly off the beaten track to San Paolo. The little restaurant was worth looking for. The staff were friendly and the meal was delicious, homemade and the portions were excellent. Although it was quiet the evening that we were there, there was still a nice atmosphere.

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1  Thank Roy C
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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Recommend by our hotel so we thought we would give it a try. Nice setting good staff food was good but the wife's steak was a bit chewy. Not sure if that was how it is done here but wasn't To our liking.

My pasta dish however was superb!!!

Thank DAB73
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

We had a happy experience overall at Osteria San Paolo. The food wasn't quite as good as expected. The steak I had (tagliata) had a heck of a lot of gristle through it, however very well cooked. My wife's Crusted Tuna was HUGE, and with very little crust, so a bit bland and too much Tuna. The desert we had was great. The waiter was awesome. Very friendly, and happy. Very good knowledge of wine, and happy to recommend for us. Overall an enjoyable night, but not one to remember.

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We accidentally found this place on the first night of our trip and were deeply impressed by the place, the ambiance, the delightful greeting we got from the proprietor and the exemplary service. Then we ordered our food and wine and were again very impressed by the overall quality and service. We were offered and took the complimentary liqueurs with our coffees. It was so good that when we returned to Pisa on the Friday night, we headed straight for it. The greeting service was even better than before and the food was just one of the best meals I have eaten...no kidding. We had a Varramista 2008 (Rossi). 40 euros but worth every cent. An experience to drink such wine of that quality. Very highly recommended.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

I ate in 3 of Pisa's top 10 restaurants (as per Trip Advisor reviews) in May 2014. This food was BY FAR the best. My fillet steak was huge ( no really, it was immense!) fat-free and perfectly cooked. Staff were professional, courteous and respectful. I felt that the atmosphere was not as lively as in other restaurants we ate at whilst in Pisa, but I put that down to eating after 9 pm (around 8pm seems to be the norm. here). This would be my first choice restaurant when next in Pisa.

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