I will be in Pisa on Sunday May 13th for 1 night proceeding a ridiculously early flight out the next morning. I've done a search of the board already and didn't really turn up much in the way of recommendations. So, my fellow Chowhounds, does anyone have a recommendation for a nice meal in Pisa. I will, most likely, be dining along. My hotel, from what I can tell, is sort of midway between the airport and the leaning tower. I most likely will be looking for something more casual than haute. Any ideas? Thanks.
I second the recommendation for Osteria dei Cavalieri, Via San Frediano 16, closed Sat afternoon and Sunday -- everyone from the cab driver to my hotel concierge (Royal Victorian -- great spot) told me to go there and it was great -- swordfish carpaccio especially, cozy elegant atmosphere.
More casual, a chance to mingle with the Pisans -- Vineria all Piazza, Piazza Vetto Vaglie, closed Sundays, cash only, cheap
Also loved Osteria dei Mille, Via dei Mille 30/32, moderate, great homemade pasta
If you register on "slowfoods" (for free), see www.slowfoods.com.au, you will find the following restaurants listed in the Pisa area. You can then click on the name to obtain the address and a very brief summary. You won't go wrong with these recommendations.
eg Aeroscalo ristoro Pontedera - (Pi
) Via Roma, 8
Tel. 0587 52024
Price: 28-30 euro vini esclusi
Aeroscalo ristoro Pontedera - (Pi)
Albana Volterra Mazzolla - (Pi)
Da Badò Volterra - (Pi)
Da Benito Castelfranco di Sotto Orentano - (Pi)
Il frantoio Montescudaio - (Pi)
La taverna dellozio San Miniato Corazzano - (Pi)
Osteria dei cavalieri Pisa - (PI)
Re di Puglia Pisa Mortellini - (PI)
Vineria di piazza Pisa - (PI)