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L'oca giuliva

Via Boccacanale di S. Stefano, 38/40, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 207628
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Ranked #100 of 411 restaurants in Ferrara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $48 - $76
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Port Townsend, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We spent a delightful week in Ferrara, and we ate in this restaurant FOUR times! The food was varied, beautifully prepared and presented, and delicious. We could have eaten there a few more times without exhausting the menu. And the staff was friendly and helpful. The prices were about average, but the value per dollar/euro was WAY above average.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Eat here for the local specialities such as pasticcio alla ferrarese (macaroni in pastry), cappeletti and salama da sugo (stewed sausage with mash). Reasonably central (opposite Santo Stefano) but not in an obvious tourist position. Great service. Don't be put off by the plastic tables in the arcade outside.

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Haifa, Israel
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152 reviews 152 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

came here with 2 colleagues after a long 2 business days and a nice but cold walk in the city. the setting is nice, there is an active bar scene in the entrace but we came for a full dinner. drank a nice bottle of Pino Nero from Emilia Romagna for E18 which was worth the price, received a nice... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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202 reviews 202 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Off the tourist path, this restaurant caters to locals with its pumpkin ravoli bolognese special and great fish, pasta and veal. The ambience and service are first class. The local wine list is extensive and contains a number of excellent and inexpensive wines. Reservations are recommended. The owner and staff are professional and friendly.

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Singapore
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

After reading raving reviews about this restaurant, we decided to lunch there. The wine list is impressive and the price is charged accordingly. However, the food was mediocre at best. My partner had the guinea fowl, which was tasty but dry, while I had the eel, which was very fishy. Thank god it was just four tiny bits of eel.... More

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nyc
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108 reviews 108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

Lovely setting - the food was fine ... but not stellar ... and our waiter was not very friendly ...

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UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

We visited L'oca giuliva again this year while we were in Ferrara and it is now better than ever. The Dining experience could not be faulted, with a really nice mix of local and regional dishes. Out of all the restaurants we have visited in Ferrara this stands head and shoulders above the rest.

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Miami, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

We have been going to this restaurant for the past six years. The owner Leonardo is a fantastic host. Three years ago he totally renovated the restaurant and it is lovely. If you like to sit outside you will be sitting under a portico that must be hundreds of years old. He has many specialties. However his pumkin ravioli can... More

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UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2010

Really nice authentic local cuisine, in an up market setting. If you are looking for something a bit special in Ferrara this is the place to go.

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