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All 445 Ferrara Restaurants

Enoteca al Brindisi

Via degli Adelardi, 11, Ferrara, Italy
0532-209-142
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Ranked #132 of 445 Restaurants in Ferrara
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Italian first
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English first
Durham, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My boyfriend, who is Italian and graduated from Ferrara, took me to this oldest osteria for lunch. We chose a degustation menu of typical dishes, paired with local wines. The primo was a pasticcio di maccheroni (which was surprisingly sweet but very tasty and brilliant to try, as it is so typical to the city), the secondo was salama da... More 

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Sarajevo
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This place have interesting story.Waiter told us that is this place oldest enoteca in the world.We drank some local wine and everything was very nice.Complimets to staff.Recomended this place.

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We loved the wine. Service was excellent but the choice of bollito misto as a meal was a mistake. Terribly salty but maybe that's how the locals like it. Very central and lovely ambience.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I rode my bike past this place one day and made a mental note to stop for a drink later. I didn't realize that it is considered the oldest public house in Europe! It felt so cool to sit and have a cocktail in the same spot that people started drinking wine in the 1400s. Even though it was quite... More 

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Jersey, Channel Islands
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109 reviews 109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is the oldest wine bar / pub in the world dating back to 1435. There's a choice of wine or water and nothing else. Our waiter Frederico was very attentive and knew well his choice of wines. Pleasant place to sit and watch the world go by, at the back of the giant cathedral / basilica.

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West Midlands
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107 reviews 107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We visited the restaurant with some Italian friends for a spot of lunch. Our friends expectation was quite high, they had done some online research and selected this place for us to enjoy the local cuisine and ambience. Their set menu's would have suited us, except for the waiters insistence we needed to take the wine along with the meal... More 

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Sydney
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123 reviews 123 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The novelty of eating/drinking in the oldest wine bar in the world, amongst countless dusty ancient bottles of wine, makes this an experience worth seeking out. The food, however, is a little ordinary. Wine is served by the glass and there is a good variety. Staff were friendly.

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Milan, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Good wine and good food. The place is historic and full of bottles of vintage wine. Perfect place perfect to spend a good night toghether.

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ARLINGTON VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

al Brindisi is the Guinness Book of Records 'World's Oldest Pub' - 1435. Copernicus drank there (hence the 'finding the center of the universe'). The atmosphere is rustic, the booths are old wood, the food is authentic, the service is excellent, the wine selection is great and the chef will tell you what is good tonight and which wine should... More 

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Varese, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

we visited twice - the curiosity of seeing what is touted as the oldest wine bar in the world rught us here but it was the atmosphere, the ecletic ambience and the friendly and witty staff that brought us back the 2nd time. The situation right beside the cathedral makes it an ideal stop to the tourist itinerary and in... More 

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Additional Information about Enoteca al Brindisi

Address: Via degli Adelardi, 11, Ferrara, Italy
Phone Number: 0532-209-142
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ferrara  >  Ferrara
Cuisine: Italian

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