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Via Giustiziati 33, 46100 Mantua, Italy
+39 0376 323277
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7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 46
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    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 17
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good, cheerful service, made us feel at home, add to that a fine cuisine!

We were in Mantova with our son and his wife for four days in September. Our guide, Daniele Lucchini, recommended Trattoria Leoncino Rosso as having the best local cuisine so we tried it out on our first night in Mantova. It was so good that after trying out a couple of other restaurants we all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2014
TravelingFoodie14AVP
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Princeton, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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266 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Princeton, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We were in Mantova with our son and his wife for four days in September. Our guide, Daniele Lucchini, recommended Trattoria Leoncino Rosso as having the best local cuisine so we tried it out on our first night in Mantova. It was so good that after trying out a couple of other restaurants we all agreed that we wanted to... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Excellent tortelli di zucca (sweet pumpkin) and could selection of cold meats. Simple food served well and a good atmosphere - very popular with locals!

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Italy
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

A great little place to have a meal in Mantova. Food was just fine. We arrived in the city at 18:00, made a reservation for 21:00 happy that the menu of the day was that. When we arrived for dinner the menu had been sold out but ours had been put aside! And was delicious!

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Florence, Italy
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366 reviews 366 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The restaurant is in the center, but in a street a bit secluded, behind that in the Middle Ages was the Town Hall of Mantua. The appearance of the restaurant (visible from the front door) and the price list exhibited convinced us to enter. We took typical dishes from Mantua ("stracotto", ie stew, with polenta, pumpkin ravioli, etc). The atmosphere... More 

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Venice
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Unfortunately our first meal was at his restaurant. It looks clean, good and quite quick service for an Italian restaurant. They don't have many options, typical Mantova cuisine. But unfortunately the taste is missing. We had a chance to eat in several places during our stay in Mantova. And this unfortunately is not one of the bests.

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Edinburgh
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We came across this place during a recent visit to Mantua. It seems to be well patronised by the locals which is always an encouraging sign. The usual selection of trattoria fare - good if not exceptional but at a price you'll find hard to match elsewhere in Mantua. Excellent atmosphere and pleasant staff. We went on 2 consecutive nights... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

39 EUR for : 2 salads "leoncino" 1 vegetable side dish (verdure cotte saltate) 1 spezzatino meat dish 1 bottle of mineral water 1/4 liter of good local white wine 1 dessert "sbrisolona" all charges included you might say not a hearty lunch but everywhere else in the same central area prices were higher and environment definitely less attractive the... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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471 reviews 471 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
981 helpful votes 981 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I enjoyed my dinner at Leoncino Rosso. I was looking at all the outdoor seating restaurants in the busy piazzas, but nothing appealed to me, as a woman dining alone, but this very cute rustic restaurant off Piazza Brotetto, in the city center, was perfect. Prices were very reasonable for 1st and 2ed courses and were between 8-12eu. I wanted... More 

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Regensburg, Germany
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Loved the local sausage risotto and the cake with zabaglione for dessert.

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Sussex, England
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

This is a traditional trattoria in a lovely position. It is such a shame that the food is so bad. The only good thing was the sliced salumi so at least they can slice meats. I assume the cheese us ok for the same reason. However, my wife's risotto was overcooked and dry and wasn't even proper risotto rice! My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Giustiziati 33, 46100 Mantua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Mantua  >  Mantua
  • Phone Number: +39 0376 323277

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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