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Il Mandolino

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Via Carlo Mayr, 83 | Via del Volte 52, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
0532 760080
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Today
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Mon 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 20
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
monday is the chef's day off

As prior reviewers have noted, this restaurant has atmosphere and certainly is family run. It seemed the chef does not work on Mondays and so the menu choices were reduced accordingly. The owner's daughter served us and encouraged us to try somethings we might not have otherwise done. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2014
Mike255100
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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621 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
NYC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

almost skipped because last review was not favorable. excellent trattoria quality food with pasta made fresh in the casa. I was greeted very warmly by my server and she went out of her way to explain the dishes. The owner was also very friendly as I paid. If you are lookng for very good representations of local dishes - great... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

After reading all of the reviews, this was one of the restaurants I had on my short list that I wanted to visit while staying in Ferrara. After the experience we had, I can't ever imagine how it earned and award of excellence. It is quite possible we were there on an off night, but I would never return back... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant when the one we were looking for down the street was closed for lunch. Lucky break for us. The lady running the place adopted us when she found out our traveling companion shared the name of the town and had roots there. She collected up the menus and told us that she was our menu.... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Wonderful ambience - cozy and romantic with walls filled with an eclectic selection of artwork and family memorabilia. The staff are lovely. If they can't speak English they quickly provide someone who can. The young lady who served us immediately adapted her review of the menu to cater for we vegetarians - and suggested sharing dishes so we could taste... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

As prior reviewers have noted, this restaurant has atmosphere and certainly is family run. It seemed the chef does not work on Mondays and so the menu choices were reduced accordingly. The owner's daughter served us and encouraged us to try somethings we might not have otherwise done. The pumpkin pasta was very rich and it was good to have... More 

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Located in beautifuly preserved medieval street with interesting decor. Two of us visited in May in lunch time, it wasn't busy, just two other tables. We were served by very helpful waitress, owners daughter. We ordered tipical local dishes to share between us. Antipasto of deep fried pumpkin flowers stuffed with pumpkin and cheese€8, 5 star dish no doubts, you... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

The food was not bad, although the pasta was overcooked. Service was frankly inattentive. We won't return.

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Barcelona
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It is a place to go, excellent food, try " Fiore di Zucca ripieno" , and everything what you can. I have no words! Great food, cozy and traditional place, charming people. If i come back to Ferrara i will go back here definitely!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Very nice out of the way restaurant. The food was exquisite and I felt quite at home there. I was able to peek into the kitchen and watch the chefs prepare everything. I have to say I'd rather watch them than the food network any day! We had the Cappellacci di zucca and the Pappaardelle ai funghi porcini. Followed by... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Every time i'm visiting Ferrara, i always enjoy the dinner in this restaurant. Interesting design and friendly atmosphere makes this restaurant family and romantic in the same time. The food always very very delicious,traditional food of this region (ferrarese)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Carlo Mayr, 83 | Via del Volte 52, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ferrara  >  Ferrara
  • Phone Number: 0532 760080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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