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Restaurants and Flavors - Pisa

Best Restaurants and Local Flavors

Overview

The overwhelming majority of cruise travelers will visit Pisa on an excursion organized by the cruise line and, most probably, will not have enough free time to have lunch or even a quick bite in Pisa. However, if the cruise visitor decides to explore Pisa on your own, there are quite a few good options to stop for a nice lunch.

The traveler will see a few restaurants right on or by the Piazza dei Miracoli but none of them are particularly attractive unless the visitor really wants to enjoy seating al fresco with views of the Leaning Tower. The best restaurants in Pisa are located south of the Piazza dei Miracoli and in a way ideally located for the cruise visitor exploring other attractions of the city.

Osteria dei Cavallieri - $$ | $$$

Editor Points: Located on Via San Frediano, 16 - right by Piazza dei Cavalieri - this restaurant specializes in grilled fish dishes but also has some of the finest tagliata (thin slivers of uncooked beef). The array of food leaves both vegetarians and meat lovers filled with joy. You can choose from three set menus - from the sea, garden, earth - or a la carte.

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Osteria dei Cavallieri, Pisa

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Osteria La Grotta - $$ | $$$

Editor Points: One of the best restaurants for lunch al fresco in Pisa, La Grotta is ideally located for the cruise traveler exploring Pisa on your own. On a main street off Via Oberdan, La Grotta is an affordable option if you venture into the main streets of Pisa beyond the Piazza del Miracole.
Address: Via San Francesco, 103

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La Grotta, Pisa

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Osteria La Mescita - $$ | $$$

Editor Points: On Via Cavalca, very close to Piazza delle Vettovaglie, this restaurant might have simple décor but it features fine cuisine. The chefs keep things interesting by changing the menu every month. Sometimes you can find unique dishes such as eggplant soufflé and ravioli stuffed with garbanzo bean pate with a shrimp and tomato sauce. You cannot forget the cheeses, as the chefs like to include the standard Parmesans as well as richer cheeses like Gorgonzola. This restaurant stays open as an after-hours place, so the wine list is extensive.

Antica Trattoria da Bruno - $$

Editor Points: A trattoria with paintings and photos littering the wall, this restaurant sticks with traditional Pisan dishes. You will find lots of prosciutto, pasta, garbanzo beans, salt cod, stockfish and roasted lamb. The trattoria focuses on seasonal dishes, taking advantage of the fresh seasonal vegetables and offerings of the area.
Address: Via Luigi Bianchi, 12

And Also

Photo of lunch al fesco in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

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Lunch al fresco

Photo of lunch al fesco in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

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Lunch al fresco

Photo of lunch al fesco in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

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Lunch al fresco

FAQ

Will the cruise ship passenger have time for lunch in Pisa?
Most cruise ship tours only allow 1 hour to 90 minutes free time during your exploration of Pisa, which barely enough time for lunch. Besides, most tours are long, including other destination as well and, in some cases, lunch will be included. However, if exploring Pisa on your own, your will have enough time for a nice lunch.

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Last Update: July 9, 2016

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