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“Nice bar / restaurant in Panzano”

Il Vinaio-Enoteca Wine Bar
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Price range: $12 - $18
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: In middle of Panzano near church. This is a very authentic spot that deserves to be on TripAdvisor
Cologne, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice bar / restaurant in Panzano”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Very cool bar / restaurant in Panzano ... just off the main road and next to the church. It has a beautiful deck with great views of the Chianti countryside. Good wine / food (we just had the bruschetta ... but aweome) and very friendly service. Overall good feel to the place (low key). Highly recommend.

  • Visited April 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very good food, friendly and warm people”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

This restaurant is warm and welcoming and the food and wine are excellent. It is a simple place with an amazing view from the terrace. In the winter, it is small but comfortable inside with a nice fire going.
The pappa al pomodoro is the best I have ever had, and they serve the wines of the area seriously, but without the heavy price tag of other enotecas. You can sit on the terrace all afternoon with your friends and continue to snack and sip wine.
The owners are also the cooks, and they are kind and friendly.
I believe the person that gave Il Vinaio a low rating had a misunderstanding - if trout was ordered and it tasted like salmon, that is because here in Italy you often get what they call "Trota Salmonata" which is a freshwater brown trout. It is pink on the inside and tastes like salmon because of its diet. The customer could be thinking of another variety, of which there are many.
It would be a shame to miss this lesser-known locale in Panzano - it's worth the trip up the hill, plus you can see the town church right across the street!

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank iheartvicenza
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Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Home away from home”
Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I first found this place while visiting Panzano with another couple. Out back was a beautiful deck overlooking a picture postcard Tuscan view. The menu is simple but each dish was delicious. Brian, our waiter, speaks roughly four languages, was extremely helpful in explaining each dish and knows the area wines in depth, knowledge he received from the owners, Paolo and his wife Teresa. During our 2 month stay in Panzano at Podere la Casa, we frequently returned to Il Vinaio for the great food - fettunta, sausage and white beans, and the soup of the day - the good company of Brian, Paolo, Teresa and the chef, Carolina. If the soup happens to be Piselli, do try it. Simple and delicious. And my thanks to Teresa and Carolina for sharing the recipe! A great place to share a bottle of wine, chat, use the WiFi and talk with friends.

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1 Thank W B
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent little restaurant/enoteca at the top of the hill.”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Stumbled upon this restaurant after walking up the hill to the church. Cozy. Friendly staff. Great food. Try the Tuscan tomato stew. Fabulously tasty on a chilly day.

  • Visited September 2012
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London, UK
Level 6 Contributor
412 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 560 helpful votes
“Excellent little place”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Just to the right of the church, Il Vinaio-Enoteca is easy to miss. The two most positive attributes are the wonderful view from its terrace at the back and the friendly, English-speaking waiter. The food is also pretty good. Our starters of bruschetta with mushrooms and bruschetta with auburgine were fine and mains of fagioli and sausage and buffalo mozarella and tomatoes were tasty. Plenty of local chianti Classico are available on the wine list. It's deservedly very popular.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank DELondon
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