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Via Boccacanale Santo Stefano 38/40, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 207628
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12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

I selected for my business trip a hotel quite close to the centre of Ferrara but on it's boundary. In few minutes walk you can be in the main square and during a rainy night I decided to give a try to this restaurant which is just crossed the road. The ambient is divided in two areas: the bar which... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

We were incredibly fortunate to have booked in at the hotel across the street from this restaurant for one night in Ferrara. We went for a late lunch and, I have to say, had one of the best meals I have ever had in Italy (and please bear in mind we spend about 8 weeks per year in Italy). The... More 

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Thank Edward N
West Barnstable, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

Everytime I go to the Emilia Romagna, I usually stay In Bologna and take the train to Ferrara to dine at Loca Giuliva. I am never disappointed. The food, service always delivers! It is always worth the trip and give me a chance to scout around the beautiful city.

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Thank Francis11two
Brussels, Belgium
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

When you play with tradition around pillars of flavours in this area of Italy (Emilia-Romagna) you must know your way. Oca Giuliva (there since ages) does it with "savoir-faire" and daring attitude. But, when you leave you stay with the right impression of having been exposed to something very good. Dishes like ultra-traditional "salama da sugo" (sauce salami) or a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015

We have eaten here on previous trips and it is always a most enjoyable experience. Eating outside is nice as the tables are in the portico, the food and service is more fine dining than you would expect for the price.

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Thank Lynn F
Oxford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2015

We found this our first night and went back for our last. In a city where we ate well this stood out: friendly service, exceptional food, very reasonable prices.

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Thank OxfordCorben
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had a couple of meals here on our last visit to Ferrara and they both really good and we would recommend the restaurant. Its is central and the service is good and the restaurant has a nice relaxed feel and seems to be frequented by numerous locals. The food is upmarket local fare.

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Varese, Italy
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

We picked this restaurant as we have a habit of going to slow food restaurants if there are any in the area we visit as we are assured a meal that doesnt dissapoint. However this time we were dissapointed - it wasnt up to my expectations. We didnt eat badly but there was nothing to exlaim about - dishes served... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

We spent a delightful week in Ferrara, and we ate in this restaurant FOUR times! The food was varied, beautifully prepared and presented, and delicious. We could have eaten there a few more times without exhausting the menu. And the staff was friendly and helpful. The prices were about average, but the value per dollar/euro was WAY above average.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

Eat here for the local specialities such as pasticcio alla ferrarese (macaroni in pastry), cappeletti and salama da sugo (stewed sausage with mash). Reasonably central (opposite Santo Stefano) but not in an obvious tourist position. Great service. Don't be put off by the plastic tables in the arcade outside.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$32 - $64
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Boccacanale Santo Stefano 38/40, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ferrara  >  Ferrara
  • Phone Number: +39 0532 207628

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?