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Enoteca al Brindisi

Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Via Guglielmo Degli Adelardi 11, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
0532-209-142
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Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If in Ferrara for a few days, you have to visit this historic eatery. its fun to eat in a place that's been around for centuries trying to imagine all its incarnations. The food was enjoyable though not spectacular, but the service is good and the inside is fun.

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Thank teatour_karen
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at al Brindisi without knowing it's history, but merely because of the great atmosphere. For a reasonable price, we were served a lovely bottle of BIO wine, along with two piatti secondi; stinco di maiale and manzo brasato. The taste of the two meat dishes had us speechless for the first ten minutes of the meal. From then... More 

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Thank Marc F
San Francisco, California
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625 reviews
426 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We watched a video about this (purported) world's-oldest osteria in my Italian class. It's located adjacent to the cathedral, thus convenient for lunch after visiting the church. A friendly place, catering to locals as well as tourists, but the lunch offerings - pastas, salad, etc. were just okay. During this summer trip to Italy, we have been faced with a... More 

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Venice, Italy
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We had an aperitivo during our trip in Ferrara. Nice place next to the main square but the buttle of wine (good) was overpriced and the "tagliere di salumi e formaggi" not very good.

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reading
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112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

have eaten here several times over the last three years but our last visit was a serious disapoitmnet. It has always been a traditional, unsmart place serving traditional dishes only . This time the standard of food and wine was significantly down on previous visits and the place didn't seem as friendly. It would be a great pity if this... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Not stale bread, but rock hard inedible sculptures of bread. The set menu was worse than any airplane food I have ever been served. This place is a historic landmark, sure, so take a picture and move on. The service was fine, but that hardly made up for what was our worst meal in years.

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Bern, Switzerland
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120 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We had expected more tourists because of the enoteca's history, but when we were there there were only locals. Our waiter recommended different red wines which we could taste, glass by glass. They were all good. We ate a plate of cold meats with the wine. The culatello was especially tasty. Only minus point: we had ordered a plate of... More 

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Venice, Italy
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Typical Ferrarese cuisine, great food and divine wines, our host was competent and helpful. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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Adelaide, Australia
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We have been to al Brindisi several times on previous visits and thoroughly enjoyed it each time. We had expectations based on these experiences when we made it our first meal upon returning to Ferrara. We went for lunch and had no difficulty in getting a table. However the waiter was a bit too brusque in his service, seemingly not... More 

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Ferrara, Italy
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

We ordered a bottle of red wine (merlot-cabernet sauvignon), selected by local sommelier, and a plate of mixed cheeses. The wine was without any taste and the cheeses were gummy, all very similar in flavor. The bread was not fresh.

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Guglielmo Degli Adelardi 11, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ferrara  >  Ferrara
  • Phone Number: 0532-209-142

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?