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Big Night Ristorante da Giovanni

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Largo Castello 38, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 242367
12:15 - 14:15
20:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:15 - 14:15
Mon - Thu 20:00 - 23:00
Fri 20:00 - 23:30
Sat 20:00 - 23:00
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Big Night "Da Giovanni" was en excellent choice for a traditional menu with the Ferrara flavours. We enjoyed the six courses and the recommended Nadél 2009. Next time, we will order a degustation menu to experience the creative side of the kitchen team, something which the traditional menu could not offer.

Thank ToniK381
Ferrara, Italy
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This fantastic restaurant is worth every penny. I have been here many times and when the food, service and atmosphere are 5 stars, I will always will return. The food is really excellent. Seafood is great. Excellent local traditional dishes as well. The chef "Diego" is very friendly and always surprises my food desire. I tell him to do his... More 

Thank Stephen C
Uzes, France
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Being in the Hotel Ferrara and pouring rain outside, we decided to stay locally. Very pleasant surprise! Nice place, good cuisine, very helpfull and friendly service, good local wines. Even the customers were very civilized. We recommend it.

Thank sanglier1942
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

The meal was excellent, and wine recommendation excellent. Truly workmanship in every corner here. Be advised to make a visit, for a innovative and tasteful dinner.

Thank RocolocoFood
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Lovely position in small courtyard by the castle. The service was slow but friendly but we had to wait outside in the pouring rain for the restaurant to unlock the door at 8 pm. I had a red chicory starter that had only one piece of chicory in it - the rest was a spinach pie. Then I had filled... More 

Thank LukePearce
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Whilst I thoroughly enjoyed my bison steak, my semi-vegetarian wife struggled to find something to eat and had to settle for a somewhat ordinary cappellacci with very thick pasta. The waitress also greeted my (poor) Italian with what I thought was going to be excellent English, but misunderstood my "one glass" for "one bottle" of wine. Also - don't be... More 

Thank Alex M
Ferrara, Italy
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

The food was fantastic and the Chef Diego was superb as he did everything possible to make my group of doctors happy. In this restaurant you will find the best collection of whiskey and rum!! The food was so good that I will always consider this place one of my favorite restaurants.

Thank Stephen C
Shanghai, China
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Excellent food and service. Local specialty is in a menu. Try menu classic from 6 different, but be ready its big.

Thank Mikhail P
Baltimore, MD
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

A hidden gem between buildings. The food was great but be warned... Portions were HUGE! I felt so bad sending back some plates with food on them but I wanted to have room for the next course. I never would have ordered the traditional antipasti primi/pasta and main dish if I knew how big they were. Everything was really good... More 

Thank 2BlondeDoods
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited the restaurant today and had the seafood tasting menu for lunch and we were stunned. This restaurant is outstanding and a must try. We eat everyday at Michelin restaurants in Italy, if possible, for the past 10 months and we were surprised Big Night did not have a star yet. The waiter was outstanding. He... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 62
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:15 - 14:15
12:15 - 14:15
20:00 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:15
20:00 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:15
20:00 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:15
20:00 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:15
20:00 - 23:30
12:15 - 14:15
20:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Castello 38, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ferrara  >  Ferrara
  • Phone Number: +39 0532 242367

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?