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La Porta Accanto

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Vicolo Bonacolsi 4, 46100, Mantua, Italy
+39 345 855 8278
20:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 20:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

The signature dish (Rabbit) was amazing but much too salty. We also had a very expensive fish from the Michelin star menu next door. Breaded fish which seemed to have been in the freezer too long...salty and dryed up. No attempt to learn. The attitude on our complaint was not appropriate from such an expensive place. No replacement offered. No... More 

Thank Brian S
Hermance, Switzerland
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

modern and elegant, in its simplicity, restaurant with very attentive and friendly staff. Specialties of the local cuisine, but treated witha light hand. ravioli di zucca, luccio, gnocchi, insalata di finocchi-aneto-arane-stracciatella were superb. Excellent wine list

Thank Roberto F
Milan, Italy
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258 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Location is fantastic, just few steps from Sordello square. Ambience is nice, however very simple and not so rich. Menu selection is very tipical, however all meat based, an no English language. Food quality is good. Service is very good. Dinner price is about 50 Euros per person.

Istanbul, Turkey
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Causy little street at the older part of Mantova. Little restaurant with a good service and delicious food. I had "carciofi in casseruola" as a starter from side dishes menu which was very tasty and then had "coniglio" as main course which was a perfect choice. Not to forget the great Tuscan red wine Tignanello!

Thank Polat U
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Seems to me like this place is resting on the laurels of the next door restaurant a bit too much. It was .... nice? Fine? I don't know, something was lacking. Good charcuterie, and very nice pumpkin ravioli (local dish). But the other dishes were badly conceived and disappointing, in particular the cod and artichoke, which was a dish entirely... More 

Thank paparazzix
Orange County, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

I came in literally at closing. The courteous waiter informed me of it but said they would serve me notwithstanding. I ordered all my courses at once. While he was hurried with his duties, I noticed he still did everything so as not to rush me. When he approached the table he was as calm and mannered as probably during... More 

Thank enzoselva
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We had a nice lunch in the courtyard of this centrally situated yet quiet restaurant. This was the second time we've had a meal here, and the food was excellent on both occasions and can be highly recommended. As it was a hot day we were delighted to be guided to a table under the shades in the large courtyard.... More 

1 Thank WestofEnglandTed
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2013

We were looking for Aquila Nigra, a Michelin starred restaurant on a hot sunny day and were disappointed to find that the rather dark restaurant didn't have a terrace where we could lunch. It is very conveniently located down a very narrow street just opposite the entrance to the Palazzo Ducale. Almost reluctantly, the charming maitre d' said we could... More 

Thank Bevil G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2013

Frankly, based on the reviews, this place is under-rated. Pretty place, old historic building with frescoes with modern accents. The food was excellent. Hand made pastas were awesome, all the ingredients fresh as can be. Everyone loved the pumpkin tortelli. We were there for lunch, no one else around. They took very good care of us, despite the language barrier.... More 

Thank JPB27
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2012

We found this delightful restaurant just round the corner from the Palazzo Castiglioni where we were staying. A rather unprepossessing exterior lead into a typical restaurant interior. When we were asked if we wanted to sit in or out we were puzzled. We had not passed any tables outside. We were led through to a beautiful courtyard with lush greenery... More 

Thank Andrea T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
20:00 - 22:00
20:00 - 22:00
20:00 - 22:00
20:00 - 22:00
20:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vicolo Bonacolsi 4, 46100, Mantua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Mantua  >  Mantua
  • Phone Number: +39 345 855 8278
It's an annexe of the Aquila Nigra. The name is a warranty anyway, but it is also a clear and direct description of the location, next to the main restaurant and communicating with it. The two restaurants share the same entrance, but their styles are completely different. Andrea considers this place as something different, it's not a satellite of the Aquila Nigra. The Porta Accanto is a more informal and easy way of experiencing the food and the conviviality. It has the same Renaissance style and atmosphere but with a modern touch to make you feel at ease.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?