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Enoteca al Brindisi

Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Via degli Adelardi, 11, Ferrara, Italy
0532-209-142
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An excellent, must do experience

Waiter was incredibly knowledgable about wine and food pairings (didn't catch his name, but he was an artist who made labels for some of the local wines). English was good and did a great job explaining the menu. Pumpkin stuffed pastas were ON POINT. Very impressed with what I got, both portion... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
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Monaco
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Average food, cramped space, a bit stuffy, and a very mediocre wine list for a place that prides itself on being the oldest enoteca worldwide. The staff was on the whole nice, with the exception of one old codger who told me when I asked him if he had sparkling mineral water or Coke "we are an ENOTECA, we don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Waiter was incredibly knowledgable about wine and food pairings (didn't catch his name, but he was an artist who made labels for some of the local wines). English was good and did a great job explaining the menu. Pumpkin stuffed pastas were ON POINT. Very impressed with what I got, both portion and taste wise. I got the mixed dish... More 

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Thank Jim M
Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We went on the reccommendation of a 20 year old Lonely Planet Guide, and were very pleased we did. Not prepossessing from the outside, but cosy and characterful inside. The food was excellent - especially the pasta with pumpkin, sage and butter; the staff were helpful and very knowledgeable about their extensive wine stocks.

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Scotland
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307 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 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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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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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

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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32 reviews
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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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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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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, Mediterranean, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

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