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“A place to have lunch”

Ristorante il Pennello
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Ranked #345 of 2,722 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $56
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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.
Yavne
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A place to have lunch”
Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Very large variety of food. Have menus in several languages. I took a meal deal that included pasta, meat, side dish & desert, and my wife had risotto with artichoke. The meal was very nice & reasonably priced.

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • Danish first
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  • Hebrew first
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  • Japanese first
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  • Russian first
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English first
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Where the locals go”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

Unusually has a fixed price menu with good choice at €20. House red wine particularly recommended. You get 1.5 litres of very drinkable wine at an unbelievable €8! We enjoyed it so much that we ate there twice in 3 days. Essential to book Saturday nights and probably Sunday lunch in season. Very friendly welcoming staff. Excellent

Visited March 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Florence”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

Many years ago, a friend who lived outside of Florence introduced me to this restaurant. It was wonderful then and remains the best place in the city for lunch or dinner. Located near the Casa Dante Alighieri , Il Pennello serves traditional Florentine food. Choose one of the day's specials. I am still thinking about the pasta with cinghiale sauce that I had for lunch last month. They served the sauce with risotto, too. If you are there in the summer, order fish.

  • Visited February 2014
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Lisbon, Portugal
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Firenze!!”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

The bisteca alla Fiorentina and the chianti... Superb!! And the service is super friendly and not pretentious (unlike the other places we tried). Definitely the best restaurant we tried in Firenze. In a quiet street away from the mobs of tourists, which is quite relaxing.

  • Visited March 2013
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Laurel Springs, New Jersey
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and food!”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

We found this restaurant by default. We were looking for another one but found it was closed that night. A local business owner recommended this one , so we went. The food was great, the waiter was so kind and helpful. The house wine was terrific and after dinner we were served complimentary biscotti and some type of aperitif that was great , too! If we get back to Florence we would definitely go again.

  • Visited May 2013
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