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Ristorante il Pennello

Dante Alighieri 4/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (25 reviews)
“clams” (6 reviews)
“profiteroles” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Soups, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Dante Alighieri 4/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
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1 - 10 of 171 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there today and had some very nice food. The service was nice and agile but not aggressive or unfriendly. Very nice antipasti and pasta and risotto. Some wine / water on top but the bill at the end was a joke for the...More

Thank Patrick K
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We have made this restaurant a regular stop in Florence since our daughter discovered it while studying in Italy. We were the only Americans in the place, the rest were Italian, one in a large group celebrating a birthday and a number of older couples....More

1  Thank mcr1018
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Rude waiter spoilt the occasion, very ordinary food. Will never recommend this place. There were no locals here just tourists.

Thank creativeprintmaker
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This restaurant was recommend to a group of us by a local tour guide; on arrival we were promptly seated and given menus and stale bread. On requesting olive oil, balsamic and plate we were rudely told that this would be provided after we have...More

2  Thank JonRiethmuller
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Old fashioned and traditional. It was recommended to us by a local and all the locals go there. Really reasonable prices and the house wine was good and very cheap. The food was excellent. I have never had a raw artichoke salad before, it was...More

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The b and b we stayed at in Florence was just down the street from this restaurant We were told the menu had a lot to choose from so we went there. The logo on their card is a paint pallet and two artists brushes....More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We ate her for lunch. Great pastas. Highly recommend the Rigatoni with Eggplant (melezana). Friendly staff. The only downside was that the bread was not good.

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The Florentine steak and house red is the best meal I have ever had hands down. Been there twice, in 2015 and 2016 and both times did not disappoint. Has a real authentic Local Tuscan feel.

1  Thank givmeaholiday
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Had the fixed price tourist menu here and wine. Decent enough and service ok but slightly disappointed given previous reviews - not many Locals in on a Saturday night.

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We arrived and great start with service. We had antipasto toscano and ribollita and then tagliatelle with lampredotto and veal steak. Food was really great and had a nice red wine Morellino. Really wonderful time and great meal.

Thank Franc01981
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by
an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city.
The historic center is characterized by the immensity
of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the
brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does
not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni
Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is
enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dante Alighieri 4/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: 003955294848
  • E-mail
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.
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