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Ristorante il Pennello

#274 of 2,069 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
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Dante Alighieri 4/r, 50123, Florence, Italy
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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146 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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. It fits since the are artistic with their food. We enjoyed the meal and they... More 

Thank Mike H
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 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.

Thank givmeaholiday
Torquay, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
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
London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

On a bus tour of the "Best of Italy" (Trafalgar) with 3 couples who have never been to this beautiful country. Walked over a mile to this restaurant that I had experienced twice before, the last time about 20 yrs ago, with our friends. The whole experience was wonderful, to say the least. Hope to return. The fellow in the... More 

Thank Douglas K
Litchfield Park, Arizona
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109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

What a find! We are glad a local recommended this place because it is one of his favorite places. Jackamo was our server and he made suggestions which were perfect. After asking which soup he would suggest, he told me two - Carabaccia and Zappa de Farro. Then he said he would bring me 1/2 bowl of each. Good thing... More 

Thank S F
Montreal, Canada
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155 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Trattoria del Pannello may look outdated, simple, unsophisticated, even dull by comparison to a lot of other places nearby, and it is to some extent, but this doesn't detract from the quality of the food. Like a step back in time, the food here is simpler, evocative of a what you'd expect from 60's era Italy. Comfort food, you might... More 

Thank not-a-redshirt
Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is not extravagant or pretentious. The food is simple, fast and good. The staff is courteous and helpful. Nothing really stands out of the ordinary. It is exactly what you would think of if i told you a classic Italian dinner. There are probably many other places in Florence that are almost identical. However, what it intends to... More 

Thank bortnowskipaul
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Surprised that it was not as expensive as indicated. I would give no more than $$$. The food was great. It's on a small side street off the main square in Florence. Night lights and art was awesome

Thank DJL67

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$54
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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
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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Staying in Duomo

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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 as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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