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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 - 17:00
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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came back to Zeb after first visiting years ago. It has, like a good wine, improved with age. It is a small restaurant that offers a pasta course, second courses that are displayed before you, and desserts. The meal isn't cheap (we spent about 65 euro for two with pasta/second/wine but it is fantastic food. The ravioli I had... More 

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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1,173 reviews
597 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 513 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I and our daughter and her boyfriend ate lunch at Zeb after an overnight flight from the States. This is a modern restaurant with a horseshoe bar around the food serving area. There are no tables, just the bar with stools for its seating. It is in a quiet neighborhood a few blocks away from the tourist... More 

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Thank Razorfish
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zeb has a really good atmosphere. It has a clean stream-lined look with local produce on all the shelves. Sometimes it's hard in Florence to escape tourist-traps but Zeb is not one of them. The pasta is honestly fantastic. I found the staff a little rude after we had paid but not terribly.

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New York
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150 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a mixed experience of both food and service in this wine bar. Fresh pasta: we had really very good capellacci, although a little too thick around the edges for my taste. The sauces however were just wonderful. The parmigiana di melanzane was good in that it was not oily (it is baked, not fried), but I thought it... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 25 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 23 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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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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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