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Big Night Ristorante da Giovanni

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Largo Castello 38, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
0532 242367
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12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 180
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
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
Great food in a fantastic restaurant

The food was fantastic and the Chef Diego was superb as he did everything possible to make my group of doctors happy. In this restaurant you will find the best collection of whiskey and rum!! The food was so good that I will always consider this place one of my favorite restaurants.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
Stephen C
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Ferrara, Italy
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Lincoln
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Whilst I thoroughly enjoyed my bison steak, my semi-vegetarian wife struggled to find something to eat and had to settle for a somewhat ordinary cappellacci with very thick pasta. The waitress also greeted my (poor) Italian with what I thought was going to be excellent English, but misunderstood my "one glass" for "one bottle" of wine. Also - don't be... More 

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Ferrara, Italy
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The food was fantastic and the Chef Diego was superb as he did everything possible to make my group of doctors happy. In this restaurant you will find the best collection of whiskey and rum!! The food was so good that I will always consider this place one of my favorite restaurants.

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Thank Stephen C
Shanghai, China
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Excellent food and service. Local specialty is in a menu. Try menu classic from 6 different, but be ready its big.

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Thank Mikhail P
Baltimore, MD
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

A hidden gem between buildings. The food was great but be warned... Portions were HUGE! I felt so bad sending back some plates with food on them but I wanted to have room for the next course. I never would have ordered the traditional antipasti primi/pasta and main dish if I knew how big they were. Everything was really good... More 

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Thank 2BlondeDoods
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited the restaurant today and had the seafood tasting menu for lunch and we were stunned. This restaurant is outstanding and a must try. We eat everyday at Michelin restaurants in Italy, if possible, for the past 10 months and we were surprised Big Night did not have a star yet. The waiter was outstanding. He... More 

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Thank Robertshampton
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I spent a wonderful night at this top restaurant with amazing local dishes and good wines. It's the best restaurant in Ferrara, centrally located and close to the Castle in a cozy private courtyard. I appreciated a lot the courtesy and expertise of the waiting staff and the extraordinary menu based on local specialties with a modern twist. My recommendation:... More 

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Thank Silvia C
Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was a business trip where we (20), stopped at this restaurant for lunch. Every course was beautifully prepared and presented and the flavours were exquisite. The staff were enthusiastic and made the entire experience enjoyable.

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Thank Graham T
Community of Madrid, Spain
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We went to this restaurant in hopes of a special evening in Ferrara but we're a bit disappointed. We were seated promptly but waited for 1 hour to get a bottle of wine and when it arrived it was the wrong type. It was quickly exchanged but still in our opinion it was way too long. The appetizers were good... More 

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Thank Alicia T
chatsworth,CA
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I had dinner her on 17 April with a friend who lives in Ferrara. We had wonderful wine and fresh and delicious seafood. The meal was plentiful and I enjoyed everything. They will prepare things off the menu if you ask. I will definitely return. The plates were not only delicious, but the presentations and appearances were beautiful. We had... More 

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Thank garyvchatsworth
durham, NC
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121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Ate here recently and found the food to be okay, nothing special, and quite expensive. I would go to Ca d'Frara or Mezzaluna instead in Ferrara-they are much better and cheaper

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Largo Castello 38, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ferrara  >  Ferrara
  • Phone Number: 0532 242367

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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