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L'oca giuliva

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Via Boccacanale di S. Stefano, 38/40, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 207628
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12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most Enjoyable Meal

We have eaten here on previous trips and it is always a most enjoyable experience. Eating outside is nice as the tables are in the portico, the food and service is more fine dining than you would expect for the price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Lynn F
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We have eaten here on previous trips and it is always a most enjoyable experience. Eating outside is nice as the tables are in the portico, the food and service is more fine dining than you would expect for the price.

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We found this our first night and went back for our last. In a city where we ate well this stood out: friendly service, exceptional food, very reasonable prices.

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UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had a couple of meals here on our last visit to Ferrara and they both really good and we would recommend the restaurant. Its is central and the service is good and the restaurant has a nice relaxed feel and seems to be frequented by numerous locals. The food is upmarket local fare.

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Varese, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We picked this restaurant as we have a habit of going to slow food restaurants if there are any in the area we visit as we are assured a meal that doesnt dissapoint. However this time we were dissapointed - it wasnt up to my expectations. We didnt eat badly but there was nothing to exlaim about - dishes served... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 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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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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Additional Information about L'oca giuliva

Address: Via Boccacanale di S. Stefano, 38/40, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0532 207628
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ferrara  >  Ferrara
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm  7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm  7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm  7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm  7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm  7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm  7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 38 - 60
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Boccacanale di S. Stefano, 38/40, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ferrara  >  Ferrara
  • Phone Number: +39 0532 207628

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 38 - 60
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?