Here we has some pizzas for dinner and we found it to be quite good value for money and the location is also good, as it is very close to the Tower of Pisa. I think it's a good choice for lunch or dinner and also there is a tourist that, although we did not order it, seemed quite good. The facilities are very correct, both the exterior and interior terrace and bathrooms.
It's the restaurant of the hotel Dell'Orologio, and it's one of the best of Pisa, and I recommend it for its lovely courtyard and most refined atmosphere. They offer a salmon salad for 16 euros, a selection of cheeses and honeys, caprese salad, bruschetta or toast, each plate around the price mentioned. They have a good selection of wines, and three desserts, each for 14 euros.
In the historic centre of Pisa, on a side street by the Piazza dei Cavalieri, you'll find the Faggiola Trattoria, a restaurant that combines traditional Tuscan dishes with modern gastronomy. The local wine is very good, too. The restaurant is small and rustic, but not without its charm. It has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, with pictures posted on the walls, and bottles of wines, liqueurs, and brandies on display.
Here you can find plenty of tradition, with homemade ceramic jugs. The variety of wines and spirits is large and convenient. The prices are a bit high for the food on offer, but the sandwiches for 4 euro are good. It opens at 7, and is usually quiet until 9pm, when it fills up and it's hard to find a seat.
This is a restaurant we came across by accident. They serve Tuscan cuisine. It was very quiet and there were only 3 tables were filled. We ate well, the dishes are not very abundant but were uncommon (macarromes with salmon and orange, or noodles with grapes and pine nuts) I recommend it even though the staff was not very friendly with visitors and tourists.
This is more than a cocktail bar; it's also a restaurant. But we like to come here for the appetisers. The drinks are good and the buffet is plentiful, varied, and tasty! There are tables outside, and you can book sofas and tables for the evening. The music is loud and the environment is very trendy. They have live concerts and DJ sets quite often.
It may not be located right in the centre, but it's definitely worth the trip! The pastries are excellent, and so are the cappuccinos. The service is fast, even though the sheer number of customers suggests that it should be the opposite. There's also a convenient parking space. It's not limited to breakfast and pastries; it also offers a good variety of savoury items for lunch, and appetisers for dinner. There's plenty to choose from!
This venue, which opened on December 18, 2010, is proving to be very popular! It's not surprising given its winning formula: a nice environment, good prices, books for sale, wifi, and good music. Every night from Thursday to Sunday they organise live music, especially jazz, lectures, seminars and meetings. Absolutely recommended, but be warned, it can be difficult to find a place. Open every day (except Monday) from 8 to midnight, Saturday from 12 pm and on Sundays from 7 pm.
When I saw the crowds of tourists in Pisa, I wondered where I was going to have my midday snack and not fall into a tourist trap. Maybe there were some opportunities in restaurants a bit away from the Cathedral Square, but I went to the "La Torre" cafe which is very close to the famous tower. The establishment also accommodates the local clergy. They heat up (certainly in the microwave) slices of pizza or spinach pie. The espresso is €1 like in deep Italy and there are tables overlooking the tower: a great place for a snack.
In Pisa there's no shortage of places to eat and some are more touristic than others. We tried everything to get away from Piazza dei Miracoli and the Tower to find a more picturesque place. Finally, we decided to sit in Rosemary trattoria, in the student's square, right in front of the university and where there's a cheap menu. It's possible to eat pizza and a pasta dish for less than €10.
If Turin is the city of gianduja, Pisa is not well known as a city of chocolate. However, we discovered a unique store that offers all kinds, from the classics (like candy), to the most surprising (like soap cupcakes). Everything you can imagine (or not) becomes chocolate in the store on the main street of the ancient Pisa.
There are plenty of places that offer drinks in the centre of Pisa, but most are quite poor quality. However, this spot offers a variety of wines, and the passion of the staff for this drink is obvious: ask for some advice, and they'll be happy to help. But Cecco offers more than just wine and appetisers - there are also some dishes, including platters and sandwiches. There isn't much room to sit inside, but it really is one of the best places in the city centre to enjoy a glass of good wine!
This ice cream shop breaks the mold of a typical Italian gelateria. There are flavours on offer including Nutella, truffle and even smurf! But the ingredients are all natural, and presented without frills. The flavours on offer change all the time, and they offer you a free ice cream on your birthday (with proof of ID). We were very impressed by the quality of the Sicilian style ice cream. They use organic or fair trade ingredients, and offer vegan and celiac friendly options.
This is the best Chinese restaurant in the centre of Pisa. It's located in the Barbaricina, a few hundred metres from Piazza dei Miracoli and the Leaning Tower. The restaurant is run by the Xia family, and the food is great, with a menu consisting of a wide range of Chinese dishes, with other Asian specialties like sushi and Thai desserts! There are plenty of dishes worth trying, like the fried ice cream for dessert. The Beijing Restaurant also offers a takeaway service for both lunch and dinner.