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Antica Osteria ai Ranari

Via Trieste 11, 46100, Mantua, Italy
+39 0376 328431
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good52%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“guanciale” (5 reviews)
“snails” (5 reviews)
“semifreddo” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Trieste 11, 46100, Mantua, Italy
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Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

First let me start with a caveat. I am a pescatarian and ignored most of the menu. Even if I were to eat meat, donkey would NOT be one of the things on my list of consumables. I ordered pacchetti with tomato sauce with buratta....More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed November 15, 2017

Bustling trattoria serving traditional Mantua recipies. Had a lovely antipasto of ham, salame, sausage and ither charcuterie served with pickled red onions then ordered the bollito misto - boiled capon, tongue, beef ,cotechino and zampone, served with a trio if sauces - salsa verde, marrow...More

1  Thank Theresa55051
Reviewed November 12, 2017

The Osteria al Raneri is a small, charming, and welcoming place. It is clear that its owners pour a great deal of love into their establishment. I usually do not eat a lot of beef. But this night I had a hankering for a steak...More

2  Thank sptravelers5
Reviewed October 28, 2017

I love this kind of food and I was not disappointed; I had snails on bread and fried frogs (my daughter, who's 5, had them too). We had a nice lambrusco; price was OK; only caveat; we had to wait way longer than 15 mins...More

1  Thank IKO73
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Away from the main tourist area, this Osteria offers some interesting local food - frog’s legs, snails, horse meat, etc. Lovely environment and very friendly service. Usually need a reservation, but if you get there early (ie before 8 pm), you might get in.

Thank Tony E
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Close to our accommodation we discovered this little trattoria. It is one of a few places in Mantova that Served typically mantovian cuisine. Very friendly staff. An English menu for those who require it. Quite large for this type of eatery but is very popular....More

Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Tonight we had dinner at this restaurant. The ambience was relaxed and without pretensions. The food was fantastic !!!!! The service was inpeccable, professional and most welcoming. The prices were most reasonable and would even accomodate those on a very modest budget. It was recommended...More

Thank ThakurSahibMelbourne
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for traditional food and full of locals with those without reservations turned away. Fantastic culatello with mostarda, pike with polenta and Mantuan almond tart ( like a big crumbly cookie) all washed down with a lovely white and some mineral...More

Thank RobinS57
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Nearly a month later, I'm still thinking about the confit goose. The owners of this restaurant seem to have taken a very traditional osteria and consciously enhanced its old-fashioned qualities, while at the same time running it very efficiently. The menu is enticing and unusual....More

Thank pointissima
Reviewed July 6, 2017

We shared the mixed cold meats starter which was plentiful and sufficient for the two of us. For main we had the confit of goose thigh with green beans which was very good and very tasty. We supplemented it with roast potatoes and a mixed...More

Thank El_Timon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$26 - $33
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Trieste 11, 46100, Mantua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Mantua  >  Mantua
  • Phone Number: +39 0376 328431
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