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Zeb

#162 of 2,049 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Pitti
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Via San Miniato, 2, Florence, Italy
+39 055 234 2864
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Today
09:30 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:30 - 17:00
Mon - Tue 09:30 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 09:30 - 22:30
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We visited Zeb for lunch, on our way from Giardini di Boboli and before heading to Piazzale Michelangelo. Everything was fresh and tasty: We shared vegetable antipasti with Burrata with was superb, great truffles ravioli and the best flourless chocolate cake I've ever had. Zen is more of a modern place comparing to most eateris in Florence and I would... More 

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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The first course was a very good pasta dish. The second was average, after we made the selections, the chef would just heat up the food that was already prepared earlier. It's supposed to be a warm and cozy place but the chef was definitely not very polite, warm or friendly, and for that reason, I can only give the... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Bar seating only at this great small restaurant. Food was superb, lovely selection of wines by the glass. Informal. Highly recommended.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Zen is a tiny place with a modern flair. Run by a mother and son, the food is weirdly imaginative and traditional. You sit at a high bar and are served from the other side reaching up to help deliver the plates. The flavors are without peer without peerless pricing. The setting is most comfortable. The staff is friendly. And... More 

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Thank Reblevy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Zeb is incredible and we ate there 2 times during our 4-day stay. Worth every penny. We discovered Zeb on a site like this after checking into our hotel and starving! It was just around the corner from Hotel Silla and we ducked in after only being in Florence for about an hour. The place is small - only seats... More 

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Thank Ebonn T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This is phenomenal food at an incredible price created and served by people that clearly take great pride in their food. We didn't draw the same conclusions about the friendliness of service as other reviewers have but I can see how you might think things are a little cold; it didn't feel like that to us. Rather, service was to... More 

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Lima - Santiago
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I was excited about going to Zeb, I read in Viamichelin about the restaurant plus good comments in TripAdvisor. I am a foodie not just because I like to eat but also to cook. I order pasta and meat balls. The pasta with Ricotta was not good at all and the meat balls where good but not great. But a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The food is excellent, really high level cooking that you will savor and remember for a long time. However the restaurant has no tables so you sit at a bar, which is fine if you are 2 people but makes it difficult to socialize if you are more than 2. The owner Alberto was not very friendly to us, but... More 

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Deggendorf, Germany
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Delicious food & very good wine in a cosy and sincerely cordial atmosphere - even the music was perfect :=). Mille grazie per l'ospitalità!!

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Miami, Florida
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

A small space with seats around a central counter. Zeb himself taking orders. This was the best dining experience we have had in our 12 days so far in Italy. Our shared pasta with truffles was divine! Our entrees of mozzarella with truffles and boar stew were amazing. The people next to us made a second reservation on the spot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 17:00
Monday
09:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 20:00
Thursday
09:30 - 22:30
Friday
09:30 - 22:30
Saturday
09:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Miniato, 2, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Pitti
  • Neighbourhood: Pitti
  • Phone Number: +39 055 234 2864
Description
Zeb Gastronomia, Florence’s unique bistro and gastonomia situated inside the old city wall in San Niccolò, is the innovation of owner Alberto Navari, who you will find dashing around the galley while his mother, Giuseppina, works her magic in the kitchen, bringing the best of Italian culinary tradition to Zeb’s seasonal menu.The gastronomia features an excellent selection of wines, pastas, pastries, chocolate, olive oil, cured meats and a sophisticated assortment of cheeses.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Pitti

Neighbourhood Profile
Pitti
Pitti is a neighborhood characterized by art and history. Renaissance architecture such as Pitti Palace, which houses five museums alone, introduces visitors to the green lungs of spectacular Boboli Gardens. Any visitor can wander through statues, fountains, and panoramic viewpoints. Around the garden, treasures like the Museum of Natural History of the Specola and Villa Bardini guide guests through Florence as the cradle of the Renaissance. End the day with an aperitif in Piazza della Passera or the more romantic Forte di Belvedere, which offers an amazing panoramic view of the entire city.
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