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“Good food, decent pricing”

Ristorante il Pennello
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Ranked #516 of 2,906 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$62
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: 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.
Reviewed 24 May 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.

Thank vizechecker
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Reviewed 16 April 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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Reviewed 28 March 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

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Reviewed 15 March 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.

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Reviewed 25 February 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.

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Thank MiRa938
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