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“Good food, decent pricing”

Ristorante il Pennello
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Ranked #304 of 2,680 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $54
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Bonn, Germany
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food, decent pricing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

I had the set menu, the Ribonella was good, the eggplant as well. Dessert (ice cream) was ok. My GF had pasta with shrimps and was also happy with it. Bonus for the funny waiter who also let us have half a bottle of house whine, although the menu only shows whole bottles.

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Yavne
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A place to have lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Where the locals go”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Florence”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Firenze!!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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