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Trattoria Due Cavallini

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Via Salnitro, 5, I-46100 , Mantua, Italy
0376/32.20.84
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 233
    Very good
  • 71
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Another great local

Another great little local place a bit off the beaten path - we went for dinner and arrived at 8pm without a reservation, they kindly fit us in and by 8.05 it was full. Friendly helpful staff although they don't speak much English - there is an English menu. Charming outside rear patio under the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2015
Lex_Av_Local
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Another great little local place a bit off the beaten path - we went for dinner and arrived at 8pm without a reservation, they kindly fit us in and by 8.05 it was full. Friendly helpful staff although they don't speak much English - there is an English menu. Charming outside rear patio under the vines, good local food and... More 

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Thank Lex_Av_Local
Turin, Italy
Level Contributor
169 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We had dinner in the fresh and calm courtyard on a monday night, and ordered what our landlady from the b&b had suggested: tris di primi, mostarda con grana, torta elvezia. Very typical local food, tasty, rustic and well done. The homely red wine was decent, as the price: €30 p/p.

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Thank robertolong
Munich, Germany
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

the place is not that big. if they have some 50 seats - thats it. you sit outside partly under transparent roof in a garden atmosphere. call for reservation in advance - we were lucky to come early enough to find one of the two not reserved tables... they have two english and one german menus - making things easier... More 

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was looking for a casual place with excellent food for lunch in lovely Mantua (Mantova) and Trattoria Due Cavallini was just that. Being first time in Mantua and reading so much about it I opted for the typical-written-about-in-all-guides dishes - tortelli di zucca (tortelli with yellow squash) and stracotto d’asino (donkey meat cooked till meat is very tender and... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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177 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A small family restaurant. Excellent service and food. Mostly locals dining - a good sign in our opinion. Note that they open around 7:45. Would go again in a flash.

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Limoges, France
Level Contributor
90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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Thank Sara G
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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
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95 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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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Thank Brian-SK
Modena, Italy
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120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?