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Taverna Gargantua

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Piazzetta Dell'Ortaggio 11/12, 51100 Pistoia, Italy
+39 0573 23330
12:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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158 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

One of the three restaurants we liked in (wonderful) Pistoia based on the recommendations from Hotel Patria: Gargantua served us two fine Pasta dishes, a decent glass of wine, good service and the possibility to observe the locals who seemed to enjoy the meal like we did.

Thank Rudi S
Basse-Normandie, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This taverna is hidden away off one of the main squares but you will not be disappointed if you seek it out, we were only there for a mid-day lunch and sat on the terrace, next time we visit the town we will definitely book for dinner, the menu looked delicious, the staff were friendly and helpful, and the quiet... More 

Thank John R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and good service in a very good location. Only negative was limited vegetarian options, otherwise recommended.

Thank Lufc1969
Broxbourne, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Arrived at about 8pm to this very busy taverna, most people here for the aperitif helping themselves to four servings with one drink ! We had a meal, I had the am pasta and my husband the mixed grill with a side order of vegetables. Although the clams were very small they had made a fabulous taste to the pasta.... More 

Thank Toni L
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is very cosy and has a great atmosphere. The food is very good. I definitely recommend the pasta with seafood.

Thank Belinda F
Bolton, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Visited yesterday Sunday afternoon and had the most wonderful Spaghetti with Clams , one of the best I have tasted!!! My husband had the pasta with meat sauce again it was excellent and great price and brilliant and friendly staff, definitely recommend!

Thank antitan
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Just happened to find this little taverna, thoroughly recommend here for food and service. The bruschettas are so tasty and good price at 4.50euros. Lovely tasty light lunch!

Thank susiejoyp
York, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

Taverna Gargantua is in a little square in the centre of Pistoia that is also the venue of the fruit and vegetable market. Outside seating under parasols set the scene. The restaurant is popular with locals and visitors alike. Our visit on a seething hot day meant we chose the special salads which were delicious and inexpensive. Service was brisk... More 

Thank MichaelWinnerRIP
Wales, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

We stopped in Pistoia whilst travelling between Sienna and Lucca and were delighted to find this lovely little place on a small square. It appeared to be run by a number of '20 something' young men who were courteous and helpful. The menu was varied and reasonably priced with a number of bruschetta ideas as a main course lunch and... More 

Thank Tony G
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

In Pistoia was raining and we were looking for some place to hide and to eat. Then we came to a cosy piazetta and there was Gargantua :) Stuff was really nice to us, recommend us a wine - red Chianti. The meal and appetizers were excellent - simple, but very tasty. I hope we will return to this place... More 

Thank Veronika K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 50
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazzetta Dell'Ortaggio 11/12, 51100 Pistoia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pistoia  >  Pistoia
  • Phone Number: +39 0573 23330

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