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Il Mandolino

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Via Carlo Mayr 83 | Via del Volte, 52, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 760080
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Mon 12:30 - 15:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Port Harcourt, Nigeria
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85 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Very superior restaurant, in center of Ferrara town, close to Estense Castle and cathedral of Ferrara, food excellent, wine superlative quality, service friendly, bill whiteout surprise, 10 STAR

Thank streetbob-ng
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We ate traditional Ferrarese food, which was very nice and appropriately priced. The waiter who attended us addressed our requests rudely and with a condescending manner that made us feel uncomfortable. It spoiled our experience of an otherwise pleasant environment.

Thank StefanoMatini
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2016

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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113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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
Reviewed 27 October 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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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 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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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 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 

1 Thank Steffi02
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 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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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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?