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Trattoria Due Cavallini

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Via Salnitro 5, 46100, Mantua, Italy
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Kelso, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was recommended by our AirBnB host. We had a lunch and a dinner here and alarmed them by arriving before 8 pm. They have a courtyard covered with wisteria as well as room inside. The food is rich and it's easy to over order .

Thank gardener707
San Carlos, California
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151 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

The owners of La Cervetta B&B, where we were staying, recommended this place as a great place for local specialties and even drove us over here! They gave us a list of the local area special foods that we should try and that is what we ordered. We sat among local residents, as this is off the beaten path or... More 

Thank TravellingJan
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

2 Thank Sallylancaster
Brescia, Italy
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174 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Gianluca M
Winchester, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Lex_Av_Local
Turin, Italy
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191 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank robertolong
Munich, Germany
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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210 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank NewMexicans_10
Limoges, France
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Sara G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?