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Taverna Cinquecento

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Via Giuseppe Bertani 78 | E' Mantova Citta', 46100, Mantua, Italy
+39 0376 327772
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Mantua, Lombardia, Italy
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2015

I've tried to go to the Cinquecento for the past one year, but having two kids is always a trouble to schedule any decent meal. Finally we arrange a familial gathering with my children, parents and in-laws. They gave us the tavern so that kids could be as turbulent as they liked without annoying other guests. The eight of us... More 

Thank Teorasta
Turin, Italy
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153 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2015

This place has a selected offer of dishes, but you can bet what you are going to taste will satisfy your mouth. Good choices of wine that will be your best friend for the evening. they have also a fantastic raindeer if you woul like to try something special not really local but amazing. Bill is on average: of course... More 

1 Thank RodoTurin
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2015

Warm and friendly service with great Italian food options. We enjoyed eating off the main tourist track with choices beyond the staples of pasta and pizza. Great to find we were the only guests speaking English, always reassuring to think that locals choose to eat here.

Thank HelenT54
Manassas, Virginia
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2014

Here our group of 25 had our celebratory, end-of-tour dinner in a smallish restaurant on a narrow street near Mantua’s ancient, cobbled courtyard. We had a party and a feast. The smiling servers kept the dinner flowing at a good pace, and what a dinner it was: The appetizer was Tomino cheese in pastry with onion jam and balsamic reduction... More 

1 Thank RobertK676
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

It is hard to find "bad" food in Mantova, but as in all towns, there are ok enough tourist restaurants (in all the main piazza's) and then there are the hidden gems... Off the beaten track, but still walking distance from the center, great food, locals only, and great staff. Went with two little childern with no booking on a... More 

3 Thank Giulio C
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Grazie Giulio, allora alla prossima visità alla città! More 

Brussels, Belgium
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We got the address from the owners of the hotel where we were staying in Mantova. She advised us to keep away from the tourist traps in the city center and rather go for the more typical osterie along the Via Trieste that serve excellent local dishes. The taverna has two eating rooms which are appropriately air-condioned. Service is quick... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

Our dinner at Taverna Cinquecento was wonderful: great food and service in a very nice atmosphere, and truly excellent value. Every dish we had was a display of skill and refinement: the riso alla pilota (a discovery, with separate dry grains rather than creamy like a risotto: surprising appearance and fantastic taste!), the radicchio pastry with gorgonzola sauce, the turbot... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had a wonderful meal at this restaurant on a saturday night in August and would highly recommend it. The atmosphere is good, the staff very friendly and helpful, the food superb and the prices very reasonable.

1 Thank LAS12345
Opole, Poland
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

I tried the food there few months ago and really like tortelli di zucca, but without butter and parmiggiano. but apart from that it's quite expensive restaurants and the servings are not big. it's due to quality i guess, so ofcourse still recommend the place, but not for vegans, sorry

Thank magdalenka91
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uhm.. il traduttore è un pò spigoloso, i tortelli di zucca sono una 15ina, grosso modo 150/180 grammi, a 8,50... More 

Mantua, Italy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have been manytimes to this excellant small restaurant and it never disappoints. The traditional Mantova food with a modern twist is great.

Thank Beryl7041

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $32
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giuseppe Bertani 78 | E' Mantova Citta', 46100, Mantua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Mantua  >  Mantua
  • Phone Number: +39 0376 327772

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?