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Lo Scalco Grasso - Osteria Contemporanea

Via Trieste 55, 46100, Mantua, Italy
+39 349 374 7958
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“scallops” (5 reviews)
“roquefort” (2 reviews)
“pasta” (6 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
7:30 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Trieste 55, 46100, Mantua, Italy
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11 - 20 of 36 reviews

Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Attentive service, excellent cuisine, interesting combination of flavors - we had black ink pasta with scallops and duck with plums and vegetables and amazing nit based desert with salty caramel. Highly recommend this place for an excellent meal and unique flavors.

Thank Janechka
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Wins on a number of fronts - creative new and traditional menus sit side by side - excellent food and wine served - presentation was beautiful ( Plus I loved the glasses, plates etc used ) - wonderful friendly and helpful service - fantastic with...More

Thank Deirdre_dines
Reviewed May 31, 2016

Lo Scalco is on a forgettable street in downtown Mantua, but the service and the food are anything but! I was here as a solo traveler in May of 2016, and was the first one in the restaurant on a Tuesday night. The proprietor was...More

Thank Strafford11
Reviewed March 9, 2016

We stayed in Mantua for a few days and this restaurant came highly recommended by our hotel. A small restaurant with half a dozen or so tables. Greeted by the chef-patron, who is on to help with the menu and wine. He was charming and...More

Thank AlafsA
Reviewed December 21, 2015

A small restaurant, with the head chef present and walking around, talking to the diners, explaining the dishes, and very reasonably priced. The gnocchi with smoked ricotta, duck breast and pumpkin sauce was out of this world. Absolutely recommended.

Thank Sahar Z
Reviewed October 30, 2015

It was so good we ate there on two successive nights. It is a short walk from the historic centre and offers some interesting dishes in addition to more standard Mantuan fare. They take pride in their cooking and the service is professional.

Thank lowkey_11
Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

The town has a tradition for excellent food, but this is beyond your expectations. Le nuvole dello Scalo, Scalco's clouds is a sublime reinvented modern way to combine squid, cellery and... Oh well, you well have to guess. Owner and chef present and extremely friendly....More

Thank RobyOneK
Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Very good food, menu from typical Matovian to some modern variants. Very nice owner/waiter in a relaxed atmosphere. All is about food here.

Thank Axel222
Reviewed May 26, 2015

Having experience some pretty mediocre tourists food in this beautiful town, it was a nice surprise to be served really well cooked and beautifully presented dishes. Chicken with mustard spiced fruit preserve was succulent and delicious. My squid ink pasta with scallops and pancetta was...More

Thank Tastingman
Reviewed May 20, 2015

Small but perfectly formed. An excellent dinner, attentive staff. An interesting menu, one side traditional Mantovan fare, the other the chef's twist on that food. We had fish with cpus-cous and spaghetti with roquefort cheese and prawns as starters, superb steaks and lovely puddings. An...More

Thank OldmanPaul
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Steven B
December 18, 2016|
Response from Deirdre_dines | Reviewed this property |
Yes - Sorry for the delay in replying It's on their website Great restaurant ! Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$23 - $47
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Trieste 55, 46100, Mantua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Mantua  >  Mantua
  • Phone Number: +39 349 374 7958
Scalco Grasso is a new type of restaurant, it looks modern, young and architectural. The kitchen is innovative and offers two menus: typical dishes of Mantova and "scalcherie", the chef's creations.The restaurant is situated between Palazzo Ducale and Palazzo Te, near a big free parking on the main street and outside the limited traffic area.
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