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Osteria del Ghetto

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Via Vittoria 26, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 764936
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Bloomington, Indiana
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123 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

del Ghetto is a reasonable place to visit, in a beautiful old part of town, down one of the many narrow streets. It is particularly picturesque after dark, when the dim street lights are on. We identified ourselves in Italian and the fact that we had a reservation, but the woman who spoke to us told us to go upstairs.... More 

Thank nmhoosier
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Si vede che e un posto preferito nel quartiere.Homey, good fish and vegetarian dishes. Excellent service and comfortable for female business travelers.

Thank Caterina408
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

That's a nice place to go out and hangout with person you care about. It doesn't have a big room so it is not suggested for big groups but it is warm and nice for the ambient. Just the paintings are a bit awkward compared to almost classy place. Classical background music keep you company while eating without intruding too... More 

Thank Markus D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were early for dinner here so it was almost empty on arrival. It seems to be a family run place which ensures that all have interest in making it work. The younger pair gave excellent service but the older lady is unfortunately becoming senile. The dining rooms are upstairs and by no means deluxe - but we don't eat... More 

Thank Mark C
Basel, Switzerland
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148 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I enjoyed my dinner here. The capelletti al brodo was delicious and I tried salamina da sugo, a Ferrara specialty. As the hostess warned us, it's an acquired taste. But when in Rome... The service in the restaurant was very "hit and miss". By and large it was inefficient and the staff was not particularly friendly or polite. I'd like... More 

Thank HaNosseah
Los Angeles, California
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144 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Nice, small place on a side street in Ferrera. There is street seating, quite nice, although we got their early and say upstairs. The food was good (we had pasta and especially liked the pumpkin ravioli in bolognese sauce), the service warm and friendly and it's a charming little place. Family owned and it feels like it.

Thank wrldwonder
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Quite interesting and different from traditional osterias. You can try excellent jewish courses (a new experience for me) instead of the usual italian cooking. The service is quite good and very helpful. We were allocated a table in one of the rooms at the first floor and the decoration was in the 1960 style with beautiful paintings.

Thank captainfrog
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I had an early dinner here and tried the tortelli alla zucca. The quality of the food was high, though the dish wasn't to my personal taste. I wanted to try it as the local speciality, but it is quite sweet. The house wine was more than acceptable. The service was fine once we got going. But I found the... More 

1 Thank cl001
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This was my third choice as Noemi and La Mandolina were both closed for the holidays. As others have commented, this is a reliable, if unspectacular, traditional family-run place. It is in the old Jewish ghetto, which has inspired some of the dishes. Starter of cappellacci (ravioli) stuffed with pumpkin, followed by "salamina da sugo", which is haggis on a... More 

1 Thank JamesE17
naples, florida
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The restaurant is very plain, so I immediately fell in love with it. The focus is on the food, and the wine's not bad either! The elderly lady who seems to run the place is unique. The seafood is fantastic! It was our primary reason for going there and it was a home run. The fried alici alone would have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$59
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vittoria 26, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ferrara  >  Ferrara
  • Phone Number: +39 0532 764936

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