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Largo Castello 38, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
0532 242367
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Today
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

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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
A decent meal but a bit disappointing

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
Alicia T
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Community of Madrid, Spain
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Community of Madrid, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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chatsworth,CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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durham, NC
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100 reviews 100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stopped just for a day trip in Ferrara and wanted to eat traditional food from the region close to the historical center of Ferrara. Big Night has been a perfect choice, just in front of the Castello. To make sure of tasting original dishes with local ingredients we ordered the tasting menu of the "tradizione", deeply rooted in the... More 

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Houston
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89 reviews 89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I always stay at Hotel Ferrara, so I am regular at this restaurant. Food is great and service is the best. If you do not see something in the menu that you like or need a recommendation, ask Diego, he is the friendliest and most accomodating host/chef. He always makes my fav dish: Tuffle risotto and it is delish !!!!

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Seattle, WA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I had a dinner at Big Night, Ristorante da Giovanni in August of 2012. Overall, I had a very nice dinner. Pros: The food was delicious. I made the mistake of ordering two very rich dishes (eggplant budino and the Ferrarese pasticcio) and could not finish them, but what I had was delicious. I also had a very tasty and... More 

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ards
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The restaurant was empty when we arrived and not much better when we left so the atmosphere was poor and the staff overwhelming, the food was really average, although you did feel like they where trying really hard, it just wasn't working for us

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Island of Gozo, Malta
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Me and my wife went there for a quite night out together. We wanted a quite, relaxed and classy dinner to end the day with a good meal - and that's exactly what we got. We decided to stay outside since it was a beautiful spring day We were served by two very professional and kind men. one of them... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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129 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Our appetites were not up to a truly big night, so we shared an antipasto and then had two first courses of pasta. The restaurant is attractive and the staff make you feel welcome immediately. The menu is divided into a fish section and a meat section, with tasting menus offered in both sections. The wine list is immense and... More 

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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
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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