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Zeb

#179 of 2,029 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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Lima - Santiago
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Thank Rafaelegs
Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 12 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
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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407 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Lucky to get a free bar stool ( no tables here) we were surprised at this 'always-packed' Gastronomia that no printed menu was forthcoming , but happy with fine wine recommendations& the laid back, friendly service nonetheless . We three all ordered pasta primo courses.. But the two with truffles were marred by the over-use of the dreaded truffle oil...... More 

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Houston, Tx.
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Zeb's is located in the San Niccolo neighborhood across the Arno in a much less tourist crowded area, however it is fun to follow along with the locals. It is usually not possible to get in without a reservation as there is only 24 seats around the work center in the restaurant. Seating is bar seating, no tables. The menu... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We went for a late lunch without booking by which time there were a few empty seats luckily (so I imagine booking is more advisable). The food was absolutely delicious - we each had a glass of Chianti red wine and the wild boar ragu. Although not cheap, the setting as lovely (brick vaulted ceilings, local wines lining the room,... More 

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Thank Kathryn L
United States
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647 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This used to be in the top 20 restaurants in Florence and that is when we first visited. We had the most amazing meal. We were back again the following year. Amazing again. The food is still great but here are a few tips 1) make a reservation 2) be aware that all seating is around the bat or at... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Best food we have had in Italy so far! The staff were also by far the most welcoming we have seen in florence! This is a small Italian restaurant with a great menu and large selection of wine. The staff also spoke perfect English and one man took the time to explain the menu to us several times.

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The Hague
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

There is no written menu but instead the owner explains you what the day's specialties are. Very charming! The food was very, very tasty and of excellent quality. They have some great wines to accompany the food. All in all a great experience!

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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
Local cuisine
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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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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