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Lo Scalco Grasso

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Via Trieste 55, 46100, Mantua, Italy
+39 349 374 7958
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19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Thu 19:30 - 23:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 19:30 - 23:30
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Minnesota
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stayed overnight in Mantua at the Hotel Casa Poli (very nice) and had dinner very close by at Lo Scalco Grasso. Simply delicious food, stylish surroundings and very good value. My husband started with the scallops and bacon linguine and then had the anchovy bigoli. Loved both. I had pumpkin ravioli and shrimp bigoli. (The proprietor, who was explaining... More 

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Newport, Telford
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Best meal of our 2 week stay in Italy and actually one of the cheapest. A little bit off the beaten track, but as soon as we walked in we were so pleased we'd made the effort - the chef-patron made us feel extremely welcome and explained the menu concept to us; the portions are generous and there is a... More 

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New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Attentive service, excellent cuisine, interesting combination of flavors - we had black ink pasta with scallops and duck with plums and vegetables and amazing nit based desert with salty caramel. Highly recommend this place for an excellent meal and unique flavors.

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92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Wins on a number of fronts - creative new and traditional menus sit side by side - excellent food and wine served - presentation was beautiful ( Plus I loved the glasses, plates etc used ) - wonderful friendly and helpful service - fantastic with allergies & English was spoken - located in a cool little room with lovely atmosphere... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Lo Scalco is on a forgettable street in downtown Mantua, but the service and the food are anything but! I was here as a solo traveler in May of 2016, and was the first one in the restaurant on a Tuesday night. The proprietor was the only person in the dining room and his greeting and explanation of the menu... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

We stayed in Mantua for a few days and this restaurant came highly recommended by our hotel. A small restaurant with half a dozen or so tables. Greeted by the chef-patron, who is on to help with the menu and wine. He was charming and very helpful. The menu has two sides, the traditional local cuisine and his take on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

A small restaurant, with the head chef present and walking around, talking to the diners, explaining the dishes, and very reasonably priced. The gnocchi with smoked ricotta, duck breast and pumpkin sauce was out of this world. Absolutely recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

It was so good we ate there on two successive nights. It is a short walk from the historic centre and offers some interesting dishes in addition to more standard Mantuan fare. They take pride in their cooking and the service is professional.

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Thank lowkey_11
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

The town has a tradition for excellent food, but this is beyond your expectations. Le nuvole dello Scalo, Scalco's clouds is a sublime reinvented modern way to combine squid, cellery and... Oh well, you well have to guess. Owner and chef present and extremely friendly. Price very reasonable. Other dishes and courses as good as the Clouds. Attractive choice of... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Very good food, menu from typical Matovian to some modern variants. Very nice owner/waiter in a relaxed atmosphere. All is about food here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$43
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
Monday
19:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Trieste 55, 46100, Mantua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Mantua  >  Mantua
  • Phone Number: +39 349 374 7958
Description
Scalco Grasso is a new type of restaurant, it looks modern, young and architectural. The kitchen is innovative and offers two menus: typical dishes of Mantova and "scalcherie", the chef's creations.The restaurant is situated between Palazzo Ducale and Palazzo Te, near a big free parking on the main street and outside the limited traffic area.

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