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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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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
Lovely experience

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
Claudia W
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Durham, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Speightstown, Barbados
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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80 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
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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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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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47 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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70 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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48 helpful votes 48 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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97 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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