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Il Mandolino

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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Via Carlo Mayr, 83 | Via del Volte 52, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
0532 760080
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Mon 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 292
    Excellent
  • 335
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 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:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Hollywood, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

From the wine to chocolate cake excellent!!! the Tortellini with pumpkin is very good all four of us loved it. This place is family run all homemade food!!!

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Buckinghamshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My partner and I had a really nice meal here, we do not speak Italian, the waitress did not speak English but we managed just fine. We had the pasta with the butternut squash and ragu and also a baked cheese dish with grilled vegetables. Nice wine and good deserts. Nice atmosphere, good service and very good value, highly recommended.

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Wow!!! This was an amazing experience. The owner makes their own pasta and she does it magnificently. The atmosphere is beautiful and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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Berrien Springs, Michigan
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Both my wife and I agreed that the lunch was delicious (I personally had pasta with ragu). However, the finest thing I ate in Italy this year was the panzinni with onion marmelade and the mixed cheeses. Man... spread some of the creamy cheese on the panzinni and add the onion marmelade and prepare to moan with delight. Attentive wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had one of our best meals in a long time. A lot of places make their Cappalaccia di zucca very sweet. Not here. It was the best I've had. Everyone at the table thoroughly enjoyed their meals. A wonderful experience!

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NYC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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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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, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?