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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 191
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 11
    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
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
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377 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
6 helpful votes 6 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 95 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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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, Pizza

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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