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Trattoria da Ornella

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Via Gombito 15, Bergamo, Italy
+39 035 232736
12:15 - 15:00
19:15 - 23:00
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Fri - Wed 12:15 - 15:00
19:15 - 23:00
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

If you blink you will miss this place! It looks nothing from the outside and will probably look quite empty, but take heart and grab a table. Lovely simple food, but cooked with love, with great wines and desserts to die for. Take your dictionary if you don't speak Italian, or take pot luck! Great value too. Would certainly go... More 

Thank Brieze66
Stockport, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

This was directly opposite our hotel Agnello D'Oro and felt we just had to try it as we had used the little bar next door a few times. Great choice and lovely service.

Thank John H
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

A very nice surprise. The food was really good and the service fast and clear in the description of the dishes they serve. Just let the waiters do their work. We had a local dish, don't recall the name of it. There were two types of polenta, rabbit and chicken oven cooked and a porcini mushroom stove. The "house" red... More 

Thank Marko R
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

I'm back at Da Ornella after a long absence, drawn in by the ever so good funghi porcini (ceps mushrooms) with polenta gialla (cornmeal flour), which I eat together with a slab of cheese (that's how I asked for the dish to be served). All of the abv is accompanied by a good bottle of Bonarda (a very lively red... More 

Thank LJT0y
Ivrea, Italy
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210 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

this place lost a little bit of the quality that used to have, but still this place is cheap, food is great and portion are big. staff is nice as usual and if you want to try real Bergamo food, make a visit here, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Luca G
The Woods
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125 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

I first came here more than 30 years ago and, although there is different management, the traditions and menu remain the same. Good, wholesome Bergamasc food served with a smile and in huge portions. Warning, only go here of you are hungry! In the warm weather go through to the small garden area at the back and enjoy your meal... More 

Thank WhistlingBear
Bergamo, Italy
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

They hold me not to have lunch here. And they were RIGHT. Sorry to understand that once this restaurant was famous but now only the name is the same. Very pour meals, low quality kitchen and too high prices. Sorry to say that this is not what we expected and the prices are too expensive if compared with service received.

Thank Giorgio T
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86 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

We have been to this restaurant for the past 2 summers while in Bergamo. It specializes in polenta which we love and we are never disappointed! They have a plain yellow polenta (which is our favorite) and then they have one with butter and cheese. The chicken and polenta is the best. The veal dish isn't great so i would... More 

Thank wdziurzynski
Panama City, Panama
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515 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Service was excellent, I believe it was the owner that served us, we ordered around the menu, and with polenta and other local dishes, we all loved what we ate, even the children the pasta was cooked up to their liking...and the other members loved the polenta and the funghi....first class

Thank Temper43
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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319 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

We chose the speciality with the local dishes, required an Italian's appetite to eat it. One enough for two persons. Great atmosphere to understand the local environment. Wine was great. Garden at the back.

Thank Cyril-Mundy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 28 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:15 - 15:00
19:15 - 23:00
12:15 - 15:00
19:15 - 23:00
12:15 - 15:00
19:15 - 23:00
12:15 - 15:00
19:15 - 23:00
12:15 - 15:00
19:15 - 23:00
12:15 - 15:00
19:15 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Gombito 15, Bergamo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Bergamo  >  Bergamo
  • Phone Number: +39 035 232736

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?