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Pizzeria Trattoria La Buca

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Via Santa Maria 171 | Via S.Maria, 171, 56126, Pisa, Italy
+39 050 560660
11:30 - 16:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Sat - Thu 11:30 - 16:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Highworth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As it was sunny, we sat outside, with a view of the leaning tower, but there are many tables inside , as the place goes through to another street. Starters of a mixed salad and a dish of white beans served with chopped onions were fresh and tasty, followed by a plate of Penne Bolognese (spaghetti bolognaise is an English... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We dropped in for a quick lunch here after wandering around the nearby tourist spots. If you sit outside you'll have a view of the tower ahead of you. In this area you have plenty of places to pick from to eat. Considering that you are so close to the tower prices are reasonable. Service was prompt. The staff I... More 

1 Thank GeographyJon
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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220 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We almost missed it, because the terrace of this lovely pizzeria is hidden behind a building. But when you look back towards the town you cannot miss it. We both had a great pizza and a bottle of Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the very tasty white wine we had learned to appreciate on our visit to Tuscany. Once in a... More 

1 Thank Frank G
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Awful Pizza Cheap plastic cheese No tomato Very rude staff when we complained. They said they didn't expect the English to know what mozzarella was . Avoid

Thank Kishin7
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Looking for somewhere for a quick lunch after seeing the tower and before catching the Pisamover to the airport. Location was good: quiet, as just off the main thoroughfare, and warm enough to sit outside with a view of the tower. We both had pizza: lots of topping but base a bit thick round the edges. Decent enough food, friendly... More 

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the highlands
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145 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Great place to have a meal, situated in a private corner so you are not constantly disturbed by passing beggars. We both had different pizzas and enjoyed them. Service was good and not pushy and the prices were reasonable. You can just see the side of the leaning tower too!

2 Thank MeandSally
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I have been in Italy for 2 weeks and eaten out for every meal. Have consumed plenty of the staple tourist diet of pizzas. This was by far .... The Worst. Tasted and looked like a supermarket frozen offering and was unfortunately low down the list of places to return to!

Thank Nola1964
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

the restaurants close to the Tower can be a bit much of a muchness and cater to a passing trade as people do the hold up bit, take a selfie and move on so not a huge incentive to be over welcoming. we hit it lucky with La Buca. A very friendly welcome and a willingness to explain the menu... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of a number of eateries near to the tower with a constant stream of vendors trying to entice you in. We picked it as it was near to our hotel and the seating is down a small street off the main pedestrianised area. We had a gnocchi dish each and shared a pizza. Gnocchi didnt taste fresh... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had late lunch here, we ordered pasta and I must say good standard level in Italy. There was nothing disturbing us, staff was helpul I can recommend to eat here.

Thank J0zefL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 16:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 16:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 16:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 16:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 16:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Santa Maria 171 | Via S.Maria, 171, 56126, Pisa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Pisa
  • Phone Number: +39 050 560660
The PIZZERIA TRATTORIA "La Buca" located in the historical center of Pisa with a beautiful view of the Leaning Tower and of the botanical gardens, a few steps away from Piazza Dei Cavalieri ('teachers' training college) and from the main street of the city.

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