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Trattoria Due Cavallini

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Via Salnitro 5, 46100, Mantua, Italy
0376/32.20.84
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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London
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

The restaurant is family run and has a pleasant local atmosphere. The food is quite plain but the flavours are dense. The dessert was a delicious ricotta and hazelnut torte.

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Brescia, Italy
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158 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

There is no starred restaurant that can bare the comparison with good regional food, made and served with love and passion. At least in my opinion. Typical Mantua dishes, homemade and seved in quantities that don't leave any room for regret. At the end you feel guilty because you eat and drink as much as at a wedding, but it... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Another great little local place a bit off the beaten path - we went for dinner and arrived at 8pm without a reservation, they kindly fit us in and by 8.05 it was full. Friendly helpful staff although they don't speak much English - there is an English menu. Charming outside rear patio under the vines, good local food and... More 

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Turin, Italy
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191 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We had dinner in the fresh and calm courtyard on a monday night, and ordered what our landlady from the b&b had suggested: tris di primi, mostarda con grana, torta elvezia. Very typical local food, tasty, rustic and well done. The homely red wine was decent, as the price: €30 p/p.

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Munich, Germany
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

the place is not that big. if they have some 50 seats - thats it. you sit outside partly under transparent roof in a garden atmosphere. call for reservation in advance - we were lucky to come early enough to find one of the two not reserved tables... they have two english and one german menus - making things easier... More 

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New York City, New York
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was looking for a casual place with excellent food for lunch in lovely Mantua (Mantova) and Trattoria Due Cavallini was just that. Being first time in Mantua and reading so much about it I opted for the typical-written-about-in-all-guides dishes - tortelli di zucca (tortelli with yellow squash) and stracotto d’asino (donkey meat cooked till meat is very tender and... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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209 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A small family restaurant. Excellent service and food. Mostly locals dining - a good sign in our opinion. Note that they open around 7:45. Would go again in a flash.

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Limoges, France
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This restaurant was suggested by my host : very nice "trattoria", nice old style service (humor without too much smiles, like my grandfather did) and pretty large. Traditional menu : "maccheroncini al torchio con stracotto) (meat cooked in wine sauce and spices, so soft)", "stracotto e polenta", "agnoli (sort of ravioli with meat in brodo" or with butter and "salvia",... More 

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

it is a must stop in mantova for taste of local home cooking. its been there for many years and run by same family. great wine list ! buon appetite !

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Leicestershire, England
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We really enjoyed our traditional Italian meal at this trattoria, including tortellini zucca and maccheroni stracotto, and some good local wine. Its a bit off the beaten track but worth the short walk from the centre. its not expensive and its open late. If we are in Mantua again we will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Salnitro 5, 46100, Mantua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Mantua  >  Mantua
  • Phone Number: 0376/32.20.84

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?