We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Zeb

#298 of 2,085 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Piazzale Michelangelo
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Via San Miniato, 2, Florence, Italy
+39 055 234 2864
Website
Today
09:30 - 22:30
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 09:30 - 17:00
Mon - Tue 09:30 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 09:30 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

679 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 381: English reviews
Ashburn, Virginia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We traveled to Florence at the end of November, and this was probably our favorite meal. They had truffle incorporated into some of their dishes, which was really nice. The pastas were absolutely amazing. We had 2 different types of ravioli. Superb! I would definitely go there just for the pasta. The main courses were also very good. Lots of... More 

Helpful?
Thank BE_VA1234
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
130 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

With bar tables ranged around a central station, Zeb certainly isn't a spacious, sophisticated dining experience. But it's excitingly here and now, with the food (at least at lunch, when we visited, can't comment on dinner) recited verbally, with fascinating variations on a theme, such as ravioli offered four ways - and that's it for primi. We chose two of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gorgeous10
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Such a shame that good food can be so tainted with bad service! Avoid this place, there are better places which have great food and people who show common decency and politeness, both of which were missing here. Not worth your visit or your money.

Helpful?
1 Thank 8844
Weddington, North Carolina
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The food was wonderful! We went a couple of weeks ago for lunch, so can't remember everything we ate (although hubby loved his eggplant parm), I enjoyed my soup, and teen son loved his pasta. It felt very casual and it was great to see a mix of tourists (like us) and locals. I agree that the owner didn't talk... More 

Helpful?
Thank CariSatch
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Decided to check this place out after a read a recommendation from a blog site . While the food is good, the service was far less so. I understand it's a Mother and Son culinary team . While she was warm and friendly, he was cocky and pretentious . My Husband , Daughter and I were the first customers for... More 

Helpful?
Thank 85adeliney
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The owner is so aloof and unfriendly, I have never seen anything like it. He reels off the menu to you so you just pick the only thing you can remember! It also means getting served takes forever as he has to describe the menu to everyone. Food was nice although small portion and wine was delicious. Then when we... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank lulugaughan
Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner and it was a very good experience. The Place is small but very nice. We appreciated the interaction with the chef and the other people from the staff. Everyone was very kind. Food was very very good.

Helpful?
Thank AndreaIT85
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped by as we saw the name was having to do with soups and outside it was cold, but they didn't have soups on the menu for that night. In any case, we decided to stay and were very surprised to try their very particular dishes. I had a first course, which was pasta with pumpkins and some French... More 

Helpful?
Thank Olenka S
Phuket, Thailand
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Great wine and great food thats what is all about Zeb. A great team of Mother and Son. Fantastic giant Raviolies. I still have sweet dreams about it. It is a small walk to get there but it is worth wile. And you get a freh nose.

Helpful?
Thank J0s23
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank ufmiked

Travellers who viewed Zeb also viewed

Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
 
Florence, Province of Florence
 

Been to Zeb? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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>  > Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Neighbourhood: Piazzale Michelangelo
  • 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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Zeb staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Piazzale Michelangelo

Neighbourhood Profile
Piazzale Michelangelo
Just outside the ancient walls of Florence, Viale Michelangiolo starts. It is a winding road rimmed by wonderful poplars and holm oaks. The long ascent opens up to the most beautiful and famous panoramic viewpoint of Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo, where an elevated terrace offers visitors an incomparable and breathtaking view of the entire city from above. During good weather, Piazzale Michelangelo provides visitors with a serene space surrounded by the amazing landscape, better if accompanied by a fresh gelato from a local kiosk. During night, visitors will be dazzled by the warm lights of the capital of the Renaissance. Spend a second with the silent Romanesque beauty of the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte: the one that wishes good morning and good night to Florence!
Explore this neighbourhood