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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” (19 reviews)
“antipasti” (6 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 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a meal with two friends during a short trip to Ferrara. It was a very busy Saturday night and we were struggling to find a table anywhere to eat. The staff here managed to accommodate us after a short wait and it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped for lunch, v friendly, tempted by stuffed pumpkin flowers, dont go to ferrara if you don’t like pumpkin! Even better when we realised back door opened to road opposite our airbnb, and opportunity for team slapstick

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place and awesome food! It's also in a very good location in the center of the town. 100% recommended!

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in unannounced and were lucky to get a table. The restaurant is very popular with locals. We did not want a big meal so we ordered salads for antipasti and a pasta each consisting of a serve of green cappellacci stuffed with ricotta,...More

1  Thank Trevor R
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

1  Thank Melanie T
Reviewed 2 March 2018

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 11 February 2018

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 11 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

1  Thank Tom D
Reviewed 7 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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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