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Il Mandolino

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Via Carlo Mayr 83 | Via del Volte, 52, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located in one of the nicest little streets of Ferrara, the reastourant is a good comination of traditional and Bohemian atmosphere. The service was excelent, and the food (home made pasta prepared at the entrance) to die for. The starters are for 2 people and the cappellacci with pumpkin and ragù are the must have. 2 starters, 2 main dishes,... More 

Thank Valeria V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place, warm atmosphere and excellent service. We enjoyed our evening very much, we had fresh homemade pasta and fried zucchini flowers! Delicious!

Thank Nicoletta F
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our experience at Il Mandolino and after our week in Italy agreed that it was one of the best two meals we'd had in our whole visit. The antipasti with puffy pillows of fried bread was a highlight, once we figured out the correct way to eat it. The ravioli stuffed with pumpkin was quite good, but the... More 

1 Thank Rick F
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

An excellent restaurant! One of the first sights on entering through the rear (Via delle Volte) door, was a table full of freshly made cappellacci. Things boded well. When first visiting any region, it is a good idea to try as many versions of the local specialties as possible, and in our opinion, the radicchio rosso e pancetta croccante, cappelletti... More 

1 Thank geoff765
Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

For our first night in Italy this trip Il Mandolino was a dream: it was warm, cozy, inviting; the owner was so accommodating and the food was delicious! Their specialties are all traditional dishes of Ferrara. The radicchio salad with pancetta and balsamic vinegar began the evening followed by a traditional pasticcio of maccheroni, mushrooms and truffle ensconced in brioche... More 

Thank Sheila M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Highly recomendable family owned restaurant. The lasaña was the best I´ll ever had. The panacotta with plum sauce was AMAZING . Great service, cozy decoration.

1 Thank Katrine B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Il Mandolino was mentioned in our guide as the best restaurant in Ferrara. Rightly so! The ambience is charming and cozy, staff are efficient and very friendly and do speak English. The owner recommended a few dishes and they were so delicious. We got there by 7 and were lucky to get a table as we had not reserved one.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: +39 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?