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L'Osteria dal 1997

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Via De' Romei 51, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 202237
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Florence, Italy
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713 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

I understand that this restaurant not long ago changed management. Maybe at the past time you have to especially refer most of low marks by reviewers, which frankly don't do justice to the restaurant? I am inclined to think that, because we have found all quite satisfactory. We were four, and we have not taken a full meal, but four... More 

Thank Brun066
Ferrara, Italy
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

This restaurant is located in a cellar, which gives the restaurant quite a unique atmosphere. The ceiling consists of arches and the walls are just painted bricks. The restaurant serves excellent grilled vegetables, home made crisps, etc. Every dish is fresh made and has a great taste. The grilled tuna was grilled to perfection.

Thank JR66426
Salzburg, Austria
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2015

We have visited Ferrara often and this is exactly what we were looking for: excellent service, great food, and the perfect laid back atmosphere with fantastic music. If you are interested in local specialties - this is the place for you. I can only highly recommend the L'Osteria dal 1997. We will definitely eat here again.

Thank istengel61
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

We had made reservations for this restaurant through our hotel. Arriving on time we entered into a large and what appeared to be recently renovated trendy inside seating area, full of people. We were however directed to a separate small and undecorated room with four empty tables and no atmosphere nor music, out of sight. We were then abandoned for... More 

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Peaks Island, Maine
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134 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

We went for dinner last week...two couples. We all loved the charm of the vaulted and the enthusiasm of the environment. Our main disappointment came with the service......three meals arrived in a timely manner but mine finally was presented to me as the others finished their last bites. I had told them to go ahead and eat before theirs got... More 

1 Thank sealights99
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

our local ferrarese friend took us to this restaurant. my only complaint about the ambience was that it was a little bit cold. wine was great. most of us had the capellaci alla zuca and many of the dishes are made with or feature some kind of pumpkin influence. lots of families were there

Thank lasarilla
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Really good food, excellent service at a reasonable price. Lovely atmosphere. Staff spoke good English, which is a positive as none of us spoke italian.

Thank toddydec

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Late Night
Restaurant features
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via De' Romei 51, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ferrara  >  Ferrara
  • Phone Number: +39 0532 202237

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