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Il Sorpasso


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


$22 - $44
Italian, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

A comfortably large restaurant not far from the Cathedral with an extremely relaxing, arty atmosphere inside plus some pavement tables in addition. Wholesome and well-presented food, with an impressive number of both vegetarian and vegan options all very clearly marked on the menu. Service was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Lorry L
Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

I liked the unique art they had around the restaurant - including individually created water glasses. For lunch I had the swordfish rolls - which were ok - but a little dry - the olive oil helped. I liked the almond / chocolate ice cream...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank dvkremk
Reviewed April 16, 2019

Il sorpasso is a family run small restaurant in the heart of Ferrara. The environment is very friendly and calm. The quality of food is excellent as well as the wide range of wines. Just sit, take your time in choosing from the menu and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Gianni D
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

I like what they are trying to do in using local seasonal produce but was very disappointed after reading such rave reviews. It was ok but not worth the price. Started well when they brought out some beautiful new season olive oil to try. There...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tess13
Reviewed September 23, 2018

I knew we were spending the day in Ferrara (taking the train from Bologna), so I wanted to find a restaurant that was not only open on a Sunday for lunch, but also served the regional dish salama da sugo. "The salama da sugo is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Scott S
Reviewed July 6, 2018

This is a quirky place! We really liked the water glasses and the art. We were recommended it by an Italian friend as authentic, not touristy. He also said that the restaurant had a good selection of wine and were knowledgeable. And he was right....More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

My favorite restaurants in Italy look like Il Sorpasso--casual trattorias where extended Italian families gather for a Sunday lunch. Good food, reasonable prices and kind staff. I love that they bring a number of bottles of wine for you to taste. It feels good here.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank SelbyDale
Reviewed March 14, 2018

very good dishes, excelent prime materials, excelent vien selection from all italian region. friendly service

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank federicou437
Reviewed November 29, 2017

Had a beautiful olive salad followed by a pumpkin lasagne to die for. One of the lovely owners also brought me about 8 bottles of red over for me to pick which I wanted a glass of because she didn't speak much English! One of...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Haj182
Reviewed November 8, 2017

A small trattoria in the old part of the town. We didn't have a reservation for any restaurant in Ferrara because we arrived late afternoon so we decided to go around and look for a place to eat. This restaurant was busy, but we liked...More

Date of visit: May 2017
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