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Carlo Govi Ristorante

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Viale Gorizia, 13/B, 46100, Mantua, Italy
+39 0376 355133
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 215
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    Very good
  • 13
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really a superb restaurant, highly recommended!

It has been a pleasure to have lunch and dinner there, the service is fast and organised, but the best part is the delicious food they serve. Moreover the bill is always honest and there you can eat very high quality dishes without spending a lot.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2016
Giovanni R
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

It has been a pleasure to have lunch and dinner there, the service is fast and organised, but the best part is the delicious food they serve. Moreover the bill is always honest and there you can eat very high quality dishes without spending a lot.

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Thank Giovanni R
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We made reservations for Carlos Govi's based on the other reviews here. We were greeted by the owner personally on August 27, 2015 and directed to the lovely garden in back, complete with 300 year old olive trees. We like to eat earlier than the natives so we had the whole garden to ourselves. The food was simply outstanding and... More 

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Really superb meal, great amuse bouche of polenta with asparagus, and basil dressing, starter timbale of vegetables, really good. Then we had to try the local speciality of pumpkin pasta. Really sweet, unusual and delicious. Local Lake fish with potato and herb crust followed by fantastic chocolate and orange pudding with Grande Marnier. Great bottle of Soave Classico. Thank you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had two lovely dinners (on successive nights) at Carlo Govi. It deserves all of the plaudits that it has received. The food was excellent, hospitality was delightful, and the outdoor setting (at the back of the restaurant) was exceedingly pleasant. A thoroughly relaxing and civilised experience. Highly recommended.

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Thank ADPRM
Turin, Italy
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The restaurant is located in a residential neighbourhood outside the historical centre of Mantua, in a spotless and stylish setting. My choice fell on the freshwater fish menu, and I was not disappointed. The plates are all elegantly presented, the portions are fairly generous and the ingredients are prime quality. A particular mention goes to the Garda Lake fish fillet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were with a large group visiting Mantua but managed to break away to find this delightful restaurant away from the town centre and the crowds! We had an excellent meal, the best pasta we have had. The owner Carlo speaks very good English and is a great and genial host. Unfortunately we did not have time for dessert so... More 

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Thank Colin R
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I deeply enjoyed my recent dinner at the Carlo Govi's restaurant in Mantua. This restaurant is a bit away from the city centre, that is good because it tends to be avoided by the non-curious tourists. The restaurant interior is very pleasantly furnished with simple but elegant tables and chairs. I particularly liked that there is some useful distance between... More 

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Thank Marco100_London
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is an excellent restaurant. Exceptional hostbwithna real,food interest and happy to explain and discuss in English. Good choice and lovely food. Reasonable price. A little out of the old town but really worth the effort. Make a date if you are in Mantua.

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Cornwall
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel Casa Poli which was excellent. Everything about this restaurant has a feeling of quality, the decor with photographs of Mantua trained celebrities, to a carefully chosen colour scheme, a menu with local traditional dishes and an owner who knows how to be a great host. The best food we ate in a... More 

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Thank MrMonTour
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We had a great experience at Carlo Govi! The food was delicious and beautifully presented; we thought that it was a great value for the money. Carlo was extremely hospitable, attentive, and explained everything to our group (we were all Americans). We were seated on the patio, which provided a really nice atmosphere for the summer night that we visited.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Viale Gorizia, 13/B, 46100, Mantua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Mantua  >  Mantua
  • Phone Number: +39 0376 355133

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 51
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?