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“Pennello's history”

Ristorante il Pennello
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Ranked #398 of 2,763 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $59
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Duomo
Description: Pennello is located in the very center of the cities and it is known by lawyers, business man and bankers, wich are used to meet there for a fast lunch.The “Osteria Pennello” was founded in the 16th century by the painter Mariotto Albertinelli. Since 1969 the members of two tuscan families (Brogi & Nenciolini) runs the restaurant continuing the tradition of one of the most historic restaurants in Florence. Menù in english, french, deutsche, russian.
Florence, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Pennello's history”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

I am a customer of Pennello's since the time I was a student. I visit it not very often because I live in Florence, but everytime I eat there I find food's quality and kindness; it is just the same for my friends and relatives.
I would like to remember that Pennello's was founded at the beginning of 16th century by Mariotto Albertinelli a painter we can admire in a painting exposed in the new Michelangelo's hall at the Uffizi Gallery.
Anchise Tempestini

  • Visited December 2012
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Boulder, Colorado
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Reliable Dining”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

We (four of us) went to il Pennello because it was close to where we were staying and it was beginning to rain. As it turned out, this was a perfect place for us. We were looking for good pasta in a warm, comfortable setting, and that's what we found here. It's a fairly small, owner-operated place that offers excellent service in a modest, comfortable setting. We each started with a different pasta (all were excellent), the other three had chicken (one had chicken limone, which was excellent) and I had the "beef cooked for three hours." Everyone liked their meals, even though they probably weren't as memorable as some of the others we had in Italy. We had a carafe each of the house white and house red and both wines complemented the food well. I can't remember the cost, but it was reasonable in view of what we got. Our only complaint with il Pennello was that it seemed as though the owner was trying to "flip" the table - e.g., they were very quick to clear the dishes, etc.

  • Visited October 2012
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Rome, Italy
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36 reviews
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“Great tuscan food, in the heart of the city”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

The owner is present almost always during dinner time, and the atmosphere is typically italian: one feels like home in here.
Great authentic food, very good Tagliata di manzo.
We go back here once every few months.

Visited October 2012
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Lisbon, Portugal
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent steak”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Great meat with good service and a very nice house wine. The bisteca alla fiorentina was excellent!!! If it wouldn't be for the price it would be 5/5. By far the best meal we had in firenze. Can only recommend going there!

Visited December 2012
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“Should not be recommended...”
Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

Recommended by a traveling guide book, we went there since it was late and very close to our hotel. We ordered very simple dishes (pasta and salad), but still it was far from being good and tasty. Food arrived in a few seconds and it was cold. Bread was probably a few days old. Wine was good but expensive.
Service was not too bad with rather friendly and helpful staff.

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