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Il Mandolino

Via Carlo Mayr 83 | Via del Volte, 52, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 760080
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (17 reviews)
“pannacotta” (3 reviews)
“pancetta” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Carlo Mayr 83 | Via del Volte, 52, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at this place. The service was perfect. The waitress suggested us to taste a bit of everything! That’s what we did and were really delighted. This place also offers great wine choice. I recommend that place. Be advised, you’ll probably...More

Thank Melanie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant in 2004 for our daughters “Sweet Sixteen”. The food so incredible. Half of us had the Ragu sauce with pumpkin stuffed hats. The antipasti was amazing as well. I will never forget how wonderful the service was as well as how...More

1  Thank 1Karsten
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The tortelli with zucca, salvia e burro (ravioli with squash, safe and butter sauce) was out of this world. Our server demonstrated real Emiliana hospitality, coaching my husband not to order something that would have amounted to a mountain of meat (all for himself). Delicious...More

2  Thank ramblinrae
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Great food, shocking service! We arrived at the restaurant after booking a table 1 month before via email (and receiving confirmation from the owner) we were told they don’t take bookings on Saturday! We didn’t complain and proceeded to sit and wait for a table...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 6 November 2017

the italian food tradition leverages on superior ingredients, family knowledge and heritage and a true handmade capability. That is the reason why La Trattoria il Mandolino is a place to be if you visit Ferrara. True handmade and housemade food served in a peculiar atmosphere,...More

1  Thank Guido c
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Food was felicious and price was not that high. Ask for local specialties and you will never regret to try. Ambiance was also very cool with lots of items and photos representing historical background of restaurant.

1  Thank Dawn R
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This excellent restaurant is located in the mediaeval part of Ferrara. It serves excellent local dishes and the service is superlative. It is vastly superior to the tourist traps in the centre of town.

1  Thank Zanzibar48
Reviewed 24 September 2017

an excellent dining experience; owner took orders and she knew exactly what would be correct amount to eat – no interest, as in other places, to oversell with food that will never be eaten. Nice house wine. Very good ambiance with much of interest hanging...More

1  Thank Andy H
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We traveled for over 2 weeks in Italy and this was one of the best restaurants that served authentic regional Italian food! The bread, the cheeses, the pastas...it was all so wonderful. The waitress was very friendly and the service was excellent. We had a...More

Thank walkonthebeach5
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We went there as it was one of the centrally located restaurants recommended by TA (the other ones were either closed or full). It's a very good place. The interior of an old trattoria. The food was good, service quick and efficient. The menu is...More

Thank Ron S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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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Il Ristorante Trattoria "Il Mandolino" é il locale tipico ferrarese per clienti alla ricerca di prodotti autentici ma con occhio attento alla spesa da sostenere. Le nostre proposte di cucina mirano a soddisfare la curiosità verso piatti dal gusto eccellente e dalla preparazione curata: pasta all'uovo fatta a mano con i ripieni di zucca o ricotta; salami di produzione locale conosciuti solo in zona ma propagandati su tutte le pubblicazioni, come ad esempio la salama da sugo; dolci tradizionali fatti in casa, come la torta tenerina al cioccolato. Tutto accompagnato da vini di produzione locale. Dal 1998, in pieno quartiere medievale c'è un'insegna che segnala questa caratteristica trattoria condotta con amore dalla signora Afra, vera figlia d'arte – mamma Noemi che ha gestito per anni una storica trattoria. Caratteristica del locale è la miriade di oggetti, quadri, fotografie e bigliettini lasciati dagli innumerevoli ospiti, - anche famosi –
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