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“Nice food and modern ambience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pepenero

Pepenero
Via 4 Novembre 13, 56028 San Miniato, Italy
+39 0571 419523
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Ranked #7 of 55 Restaurants in San Miniato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $56 - $78
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Al ristorante Pepenero convivono elementi architettonici classici, soffitti a volta e mattoni a vista, con un arredamento innovativo e moderno. Alle pareti sono appesi grandi quadri grafici illuminati e gli arredi si compongono di tavoli e sedie dal design particolare e originale. I piatti sono realizzati esclusivamente con prodotti di qualita, freschi e genuini, e portati in tavola con la massima attenzione anche nei particolari estetici. Nelle stagioni piu calde e possibile mangiare all'esterno su un'ampia terrazza panoramica con vista mozzafiato nella vallata.in cucina Gilberto Rossi cuoco fisso di rai uno.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Nice food and modern ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We found this little place first night on recommendation of hotel.
Very good food and service, the surroundings in the old cellar were lovely but for me a bit too modern .Would have preferred old style.
Bit expensive as I think catered for the glitzy set but enjoyed it nevertheless.Lots of nice places nearby we found food as good and more economical.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Terrible Service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Went here for what we expected to be a great dinner. Arrived around 930pm on a Saturday evening and was quickly seated in a partially full restaurant. Was given the menu and that was about the last time we saw any wait staff. After about 20 minutes of waiting I had to go searching for someone to take our order. Was told that it was a busy night and they would be right with us. 10 minutes later and someone came to take our order. When our first course was served one of the dishes was missed and it took an extra 10 minutes for him to get his food. After waiting for his food when we finally went to eat our dishes they were all cold. Second course was an exact repetition of the first with the same screw up and again had to wait 10 extra minutes for our guest to get his food. To add to this misery another guest was served a dish that he did not order. Rather than have further delays he ate the food.

The food was well prepared and fresh but nothing special. Had we not been entertained by the lizards on the walls eating insects we would have left after the first 30minutes. Overall a hugh disappointment and the worst meal we had on our Italian vacation.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Excellent Service and Good Italian Food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

First class setting, service and food. Couldn't fault it at all and have no hesitation in recommending it.
Although we had several courses: appetizer; starter; main; dessert and coffee, we were full but not uncomfortably so. Each course was well presented and very tasty.

Visited July 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Too ambitious”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012 via mobile

We had dinner on the top balcony of pepenero and were greeted by a welcome proseco glass. The view up there is fantastic. We were two people and ordered praline of cheese and a beef carpaccio with summer truffle. So far so good. What we did not like nor digest very well was the main dish. We should have done like the people at the table next to ours and keep it simple (they had gambas and salad) , but we chose the seabass with a crust of pistachio and I had the porc with liquorice. My dish was truly unsavourable...the sauce of licorice tasted not nice and the whole plate was covered with it. I did not finish my plate, which is very rare.
Conclusion: if you like the design go there but for truly good food go across the street at the Osteria l'upupa or a bit further to Papaveri & Papere (where the cook originally came from).

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Special”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

We came here on recommendation from our lovely B&B (Villa Dianella Fucini) and were not disappointed! We liked the sleek modern decor, the food was fancy but not too fussy and the flavours were interesting and tasty. I have to say the dessert I had here was by far my favourite on the trip, it was a simple coffee semifreddo with vanilla sauce, but it was totally delicious!
The service was courteous and they all made an effort to speak English to us. I would recommend it for a nice romantic night out! Make sure you go for a walk up to the tower up the hill, too, amazing views.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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