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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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 155
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Excellent service, menu, chef and wine

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Robertshampton
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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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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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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Community of Madrid, Spain
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25 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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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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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
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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