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All 344 Mantua Restaurants

Trattoria Due Cavallini

Via Salnitro, 5, I-46100 Mantua, Italy
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Ranked #40 of 344 Restaurants in Mantua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
5 reviews 5 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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Senior Reviewer
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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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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