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Trattoria Due Cavallini

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Via Salnitro, 5, I-46100 Mantua, Italy
0376/32.20.84
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 176
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Feels like home (when granny cooked) !

This restaurant was suggested by my host : very nice "trattoria", nice old style service (humor without too much smiles, like my grandfather did) and pretty large. Traditional menu : "maccheroncini al torchio con stracotto) (meat cooked in wine sauce and spices, so soft)", "stracotto e polenta... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
Sara G
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Limoges, France
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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332 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Limoges, France
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This restaurant was suggested by my host : very nice "trattoria", nice old style service (humor without too much smiles, like my grandfather did) and pretty large. Traditional menu : "maccheroncini al torchio con stracotto) (meat cooked in wine sauce and spices, so soft)", "stracotto e polenta", "agnoli (sort of ravioli with meat in brodo" or with butter and "salvia",... More 

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

it is a must stop in mantova for taste of local home cooking. its been there for many years and run by same family. great wine list ! buon appetite !

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Leicestershire, England
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We really enjoyed our traditional Italian meal at this trattoria, including tortellini zucca and maccheroni stracotto, and some good local wine. Its a bit off the beaten track but worth the short walk from the centre. its not expensive and its open late. If we are in Mantua again we will be back.

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Modena, Italy
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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Here for Sunday lunch we opted to dine in the delightful wisteria-covered pergola at the back of the trattoria where a dozen or so white tables and chairs are elegantly covered with white table cloths(see photo) We both chose a regional agnoli as primo (similar to tortellini) mine with tomato sauce, my companios with the cream sauce. Both were very... More 

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Shaftesbury, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We found out about this restaurant from an article in the Guardian, and what better way to spend lunchtime on a grey April day? This is a proper local restaurant selling local food to local people - mainly businessmen on their lunch break. The food was simple yet delicious. For a starter we enjoyed salamin and pickled onion/olive/artichoke. After the... More 

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Austin, TX
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

We were excited to try this place, which is a little off the beaten path in Mantova. We headed in on a rainy night in November, and we were about 10 minutes early for their 7:30 opening time. They invited us to come in and dry off anyway, so we did. We ate pumpkin ravioli and the maccheroni. Both were... More 

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UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

We (tourist couple, oldies, foodies) sought this out on the basis of the good reviews here, and were not disappointed, we found it every bit as good as the enthusiasts here say. I admit we weren't fussed over, but we like professional unfussy do-the-job service, and when we asked advice we got it. We chose the Mantovan dishes, two courses,... More 

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Seillans, France
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

After being recommended Due Cavallini by our B&B owner we went there to eat in the garden and the food was absolutely wonderful and not at all expensive. We ate with 4 of us, including 2 bottles of very good wine, we had to pay €135 in total in the end! It's a family driven business, 72 years old and... More 

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Los Angeles
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157 reviews 157 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2010

We had dinner at the Due Cavallini on the recommendation of our hotel which was around the corner. We were shown to a table in the outdoor garden towards the back (which was a lovely spot for dinner) and clearly we were the only non-Italians in the restaurant that night. The menu was easy enough to understand and since I... More 

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Florence
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2008

Everyone had suggested it because of the typical mantuan cuisine and good dishes. We found the staff very unkind and discorteous and the atmosphere and rooms old fashioned and stark. I have personally had the best "tortelli di zucca" (tortelli filled with pumpkin) and "stracotto" in town, but I rather prefer a more familiar and smiling place so that the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Salnitro, 5, I-46100 Mantua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Mantua  >  Mantua
  • Phone Number: 0376/32.20.84

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?