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Taverna Cinquecento

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Via Giuseppe Bertani 78 | E' Mantova Citta', 46100, Mantua, Italy
+39 0376 327772
19:30 - 22:30
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Wed - Mon 19:30 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 12:30 - 14:30
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Bergamo, Italy
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We were on the "Brennero" highway and we decided to stop for a sightseeing in Mantova and we looked for a restaurant in the centre. This small, cosy restaurant proposed the traditional dishes but also some seafood pasta, my "gnocchi" were really delicious. Good position and service

Thank Mimjfd
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Food was amazing but there wasn't very much of it, be sure to get an aperitivo or a prima AND segunda as portions are quite small. Obviously this hikes the price a bit but the quality is amazing so who cares? I had tortellini with pumpkin followed by the black Angus beef, both were impeccably cooked (rare for the steak,... More 

Thank poorpriorities
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

I am sending a wonderful thankyou for an amazing night for our bunch of Aussies lost in your beautiful city for Christmas. You welcomed us with open arms, suggested the perfect wine to accompany the perfect meal, your service was just beautiful. We found your restaurant very warming and would recommend all meals, especially the beef cheeks. All the best... More 

Thank Jenny H
Reading, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

There were only three tables of customers in the restaurant so it was a little quiet which was a pity and the food did warrant more customers. The only glitch was that their credit card machine didn't work; fortunately we had enough cash on us but otherwise it could have been embarrassing.

Thank Jackie_lonsdale
Rome, Italy
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

The restaurant is located very close to the center of Mantova (Mantua). I reserved a table by telephone two weeks prior to our visit (Easter). We were seated at a table for two near the entrance. The wine list was adequate with very reasonably priced bottles. For our meal we had the steak tartare, smoked carpaccio of fish, the pumpkin... More 

1 Thank Romankiwi
Milan, Italy
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209 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

My friends and I had lunch here on 16 January based on trip advisor reviews. We ordered risottos, pasta with meat broth and the mixed salami platter with local salami. All the items were delicious beyond imagination. The service was friendly and efficient and the pricing was very reasonable. This is a must eat place if you are visiting.

Thank Vijkash
Amikam, Israel
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

The best lamb chops we've ever eaten, amazing seared tuna. Dessert was 15th century Mantuan dish of Sabayon with almonds, walnuts and crumbled baked biscuits with alcohol. Unusual outstanding restaurant, excellent value. The atmosphere is romantic, very warm welcoming, beautiful service and good selection of wines. The owner is a jovial person and is willing to explain and talk with... More 

1 Thank Aliza G
Cleveland, Ohio
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

My husband & I had one of our finest meals on our northern Italy trip at this out-of-the way restaurant in Mantova when we went there for lunch. The food was wonderfully prepared & presented. I had the pumpkin-filled ravioli, a local specialty, & a mille feuille desert. The cost was reasonable and a good value. The restaurant is small,... More 

Thank 5starTravelnut
Merksem, Belgium
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

This is definitely the place to be for wonderful food and a great bottle of wine!!!Not to mention the yummy deserts!!! Top notch!!!

Thank anadanny
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015

We were so impressed but our first visit that we went back- twice! Everything that we tried was delicious but particularly noteworthy was the trofie with pesto prawns and confit tomatoes. The tagliatta of beef was beautiful - such a lovely steak. Pudding were good too. A nice atmosphere and friendly service.

Thank Diane G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$32
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giuseppe Bertani 78 | E' Mantova Citta', 46100, Mantua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Mantua  >  Mantua
  • Phone Number: +39 0376 327772

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