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Il Mandolino

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Via Carlo Mayr 83 | Via del Volte, 52, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
0532 760080
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Sun 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Mon 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Went in due to large amount of people. Not disappointed at all had an unusual starter with meats and large filo pastry type things. Mains were excellent. Staff brilliant

Thank Ray B
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235 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This was a very busy place but the service was prompt and very friendly. The food relatively simple but excellent quality and in generous portions, at an extremely reasonable price. A very good evening.

Thank OxfordCorben
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Wonder how they got such high rates..Pasta in the microwave? Arrived at 22.00 , rushed to order and eat a 3 course meal in 45 min. Were in fact kicked out at 23.00

Thank Giannis G
Sunset, LA, USA
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Another delightful small restaurant in the medieval part of Ferrara. Via del Volte is a destination in itself, the more so by having restaurants like this. The food is great, although Trattoria da Noemi may be slightly better. But go to both if you have enough time.

Thank SuncanMan
West Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

My Italian friends & I organize little international art tours and this is a favorite place we always visit with groups. The cuisine is traditional Ferrara fare created from family recipes and locally sourced ingredients. Food is flavorful and tastes every bit homemade, right down to the pasta, (which is made on site). The atmosphere is utterly charming with rustic... More 

1 Thank arnellando
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Great expereience of italian (ferrareze) kitchen. Everyting very good. Negative - closed on Mondays. "Tripadvisor App wants someting else. It goes too far".

Thank Maciej B
Sorrento, Italy
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

We happened on this place on the way from Vicenza to Bologna. It was open for lunch a little later than the first couple of choices we had. That was actually very lucky because we all enjoyed the food immensely. All the cuisine was local and home made. From primi to dolce it was great. And the service from the... More 

Thank avidaaron
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Very popular and busy restaurant. Food was good, as it usually is in the region. My wife was particularly appreciative of their home-made lasagne, and their traditional pumpkin-filled cappellacci with bolognese sauce were also very good. The rating is average mainly because I was disappointed to not have been able to pair some good wine with the good food. Clients... More 

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Milan, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Familiar restaurant, with local specialities and very good looking. The staff is friendly and dishes are goo.

Thank uollter
Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Specialising in typical local cuisine, frequented by locals. The menu is not large but every dish is delicious. Friendly staff. Don't cone here if you're in a rush. You come here to enjoy the atmosphere and the food.

1 Thank Gerlinde W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Carlo Mayr 83 | Via del Volte, 52, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ferrara  >  Ferrara
  • Phone Number: 0532 760080

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