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Enoteca al Brindisi

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Via degli Adelardi, 11, Ferrara, Italy
0532-209-142
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of the oldest Enoteca in Italy. Full of character but not so good for food these days

We had heard of this restaurant from friends who told us to visit. There is no doubt that this is an atmospheric drinking place, but we felt that it was not so good for food. Our local wine was vinegary and the food not awfully good. We had a platter of local meats with rather stale bread... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We had heard of this restaurant from friends who told us to visit. There is no doubt that this is an atmospheric drinking place, but we felt that it was not so good for food. Our local wine was vinegary and the food not awfully good. We had a platter of local meats with rather stale bread. Definitely a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We have ordered two special menus (20 EUR and 30 EUR) which included different courses of local dishes. It was a good choice because we are interesred in local foods of towns we are visiting. Pumpkin cappellacci were really tasty, macaroni pie was also good, but I cannot say that I'm fond of this dish (it's like pasta inside muffin,... More 

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Rehoboth, MA, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A very old restaurant having been in business continuously since 1435. Very helpful, polite, and kind wait staff who offered translation and assistance. The menu has a limited number of choices, The food was superb. I recommend it highly, and will certainly go there again if I return to Ferrara.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is suppose to be the oldest Enoteca in the world and how could we escape this important place in Ferrara. With our great sirs prise the place is a dusty , shabby memory of an Enoteca The by the glass choice it looks intriguing but at a taste not so much. People are stiff and self confident ..maybe too... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The menu is very traditional so if you want something different from tagliatelle al ragù or cappelletti di zucca, don't go there. Having said that, the food is very well prepared, the wine is excellent and it is next to the cathedral so it is good to keep this place in mind if you are looking for a place where... More 

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Ferrara, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is more of a wine bar than a restaurant, so for this reason I have awarded only 3 stars, but as wine bar it's really great. Just around the corner from the cathedral, right in the centre of the town. Evidently it has been in the Guiness Book for its claim to be the oldest wine bar in the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is our second visit to Ferrara and it remains a favourite city for us. A friend recommended Enoteca al Brindisi to us and we dropped in after walking the walls of the city. Being February there was plenty of room (last year in middle March it was hard to find a spare table), and our waiter took the time... More 

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Speightstown, Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My friend and I found al Brindisi by chance on a bitterly cold evening in February and we felt so welcome and were given so many different local wines to taste by the very knowledgeable host that we have already decided to come back to Ferrara ( a beautiful small city, our first visit) just to go back to this... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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