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Il Contrabbasso

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Via Delle Pescherie Vecchie 3/A, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 790008
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Food, wine and music. Thus was born the Osteria del bass, the right...
Food, wine and music. Thus was born the Osteria del bass, the right balance between the passions of a boy of Ferrara who decided to pour into this project the love for the culinary tradition revisited in jazz. This little piece of Este offers guests refined dishes but simple tastes, the fragrant notes of fine wines and live music. The owner of James Marabini and the head waiter Guia Large await you in a warm and comfortable environment, in the shadow of the history of Ferrara.
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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and service

Purists should not be disuaded by the "American/Italian" label, which in this case just seems to mean there is a hamburger on the menu as well as a Caesar salad. Maybe the jazz they play (hence the name) is a bit loud but the food is very good. Flavours were subtle but discernible and the food was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2014
Chris B
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Purists should not be disuaded by the "American/Italian" label, which in this case just seems to mean there is a hamburger on the menu as well as a Caesar salad. Maybe the jazz they play (hence the name) is a bit loud but the food is very good. Flavours were subtle but discernible and the food was made with care.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I arrived in Ferrara late at night and exhausted from many flight delays. The owner and staff took care of me and my food sensitivities. I am not sure what to call the main dish but it had noodles and meat and was just the kind of comfort food I needed. The warm pear cake at the end of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Delle Pescherie Vecchie 3/A, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ferrara  >  Ferrara
  • Phone Number: +39 0532 790008

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 34
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Food, wine and music. Thus was born the Osteria del bass, the right balance between the passions of a boy of Ferrara who decided to pour into this project the love for the culinary tradition revisited in jazz. This little piece of Este offers guests refined dishes but simple tastes, the fragrant notes of fine wines and live music. The owner of James Marabini and the head waiter Guia Large await you in a warm and comfortable environment, in the shadow of the history of Ferrara.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?