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Beni

#121 of 806 Restaurants in Pisa
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Piazza Chiara Gambacorti 22, 56125, Pisa, Italy
+39 050 25067
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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566 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 485 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small cosy single room restaurant (called Beny and not Beni as has already been mentioned) is run by a husband and wife team – the husband is front of house looking after the customers while his wife does the cooking. Both fulfil their roles admirably. We were greeted with the offer of a complimentary glass of prosecco,... More 

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108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We were the first customers there at 20:00 and were offered by Damiano a glass of Prosecco. We shared a starter of caponata with marchetti (a thick pasta tube) which was lovely and I followed that with fillet of sea bass cooked in papillotte with tomatoes and clams and a special herb which was delicious. which The turbot was cooked... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Just to set the scene, I had some 36 hours in Pisa and ate twice at Beny's, it really was that good. Dinner: I was welcomed with a glass of bubbly, and had the menu explained in detail. I settled for a first course of cuttlefish, calamari, beans, asparagus, artichoke and bottarga. It was delicious with all the ingredients both... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

On the recommendation of our airbnb host we arrived at this small restaurant in the back streets of Pisa. It proved to be everything you want for a restaurant experience. Run only by a team of two; a charming gentleman looking after the guests and his wife preparing the food this place epitomised family run. We shared the restaurant with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Used TripAdvisors 4.5 plus with more than 100 reviews to guide us to Beny's (not Beni) just a few hundred metres from our apartment. It did not disappoint. Pheasant pene followed by duck (just duck not accompaniment) my wife had prawns and sea bass both great.

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Thank RMYardley
London
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Our Airbnb host recommended this place and it was a real hidden gem. To avoid confusion, the place is actually called Beny and not Beni as listed here. The owner was charming and his wine recommendations spot on. And the food absolutely delicious. Would highly recommend the seafood options which were delicious.

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Pittsford, New York
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

One of the best meals we have ever had in our lives. Extremely courteous and friendly owner/staff, even when our son broke a glass bottle on the floor. They refused to let me help clean it. Impeccable wine choices. Our menu consisted of beef tartare, pasta with egg yolk in a white truffle sauce, rack of lamb, and a wonderful... More 

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Thank andysifain
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146 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

I have been to this restaurant for a business dinner with several other colleagues. You often cannot expect that much from pre-organized dinners even if the restaurant is of good quality. This was different. I appreciated the quality of each of the plates served and of the wine ! Food was all good but in particular the eggplant flan and... More 

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Thank Salvo B
Faringdon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

We decided to visit this restaurant on the basis of the tripadvisor hyperbole. I don't have the requisite experience to be able to corroborate the claim that this is the "best restaurant in the world", but it certainly was one of the best meals I've had in a very long time. It was a quiet evening and the small, cosy... More 

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Cardiff, Wales. U.K.
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

We entered the restaurant at 7,30pm without a reservation. We were welcomed and shown to a table for two and asked if we would like to have an aperitif on the house. The menu was a gourmet's delight and having chosen our meals, my wife and I settled back to soak in the wonderful atmosphere of the small but atmospheric... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Chiara Gambacorti 22, 56125, Pisa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Pisa
  • Phone Number: +39 050 25067

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?