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Bitter Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub
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Via di Mezzo, 28r, 50122, Florence, Italy
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2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

Just like the other guy said, Venrured over to find it with great expectations after a very nice day and excellent dinner and low and behold, the bar was no longer there... The walk back to our room was very depressing. Trip advisor, please update!

1 Thank juliofreyre
Memphis, Tennessee
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

Sadly, after reading all the great reviews of the Bitter Bar, we decided to venture out and find this place for some fun cocktails. We found the hotel and bar but when we asked where the bitter bar was located the bar tender said "this is it...or it used to be. The owners sold it." Although we were there at... More 

1 Thank TwoGuysinMemphis
Orange, California
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

My wife and I wanted a pre-dinner drink in Florence on Dec. 30 so decided to try Bitter Bar after reading good reviews on Trip Advisor. Good decision! The place was empty when we were there and offered a nice, quiet respite from the crazy tourist throngs of Florence. The bar is situated in the lobby of the Borghese Palace... More 

Thank Brett M
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2013 via mobile

Here are some of the things we loved: Reasonably priced cocktails $7, no service charge; Great friendly service, bartender Gerardo was a pleasure to talk to! Free little plate of snacks- olives, chips, sauce. Some of the fusion cocktails we had: Pina colada with tobasco Mojito with mint bitter and ginger Martini with soya sauce, feta cheese and olive Go... More 

Thank jafa09
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

It is a wonderful, best drinks, exotic. Run by the owners. My wife loved it.The place is between streets, a romantic atmosphere where you enjoy drinks never tested

Thank Javier M
Baltimore, Maryland
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

The cocktails at Bitter Bar are phenomenal and incredibly inventive. The combination of ingredients are surprising and tasty. It's a small bar within a hotel, with a classy but not stuffy atmosphere. We enjoyed our visit so much, we went back a second time. If you are in Florence and like a good drink, you must visit this bar.

Thank LindsA
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

Visited here with my hubby after reading trip advisor. Cocktails are unreal!! Well priced and staff are all happy to be here..refreshing and recommended.

1 Thank JoJoFiggo
Dusseldorf, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

I visited the Bitter Bar on the 10th November 2013. The location is a little bit tricky, down a back alley way, and the signage doesn't pop out at you. But once I found it, it was well worth it. The interior has a very classy feel to it, well decked out with beautiful furniture and decor. The cocktails are... More 

Thank KirstenLMaloney2013
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

After reading about the Bitter Bar on trip advisor, I felt it was best to check out this highly reviewed hot spot. The reviews did not lie! From the interior decor to the well-crafted cocktails, this bar was absolutely fantastic. It was so great, I went two nights in a row. I am not going to lie, it was a... More 

Thank Jetsettingnomad
Valencia, Spain
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

We wanted a relaxing Saturday evening out and this fitted the bill perfectly. Great venue, fab cocktails and very hospitable owners with a passion for their craft. Nice sushi aperitivo. Unfortunately, it was our last night in Florence so some hard choices had to be made as all the cocktails were equally appealing! Definitely a place to visit for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$13
Bar, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via di Mezzo, 28r, 50122, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +393405499258
At the Bitter Bar, the bartender plays with unusual ingredients, creating drinks that evoke both past and future, in the mixing techniques, ingredients and recipes: infusions, smoked preparations and aging in barrels, for a taste full of suggestions. The experienced owner and bartender Cristian Guitti knows his job cand aims at tickling the palates of prospective customers so that their five senses can reach a real state of pleasure. Because the Bitter Bar cocktails are about taste and aesthetics, everything needed for a pleasant evening, to repeat over and over. And over again.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Duomo

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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