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Leon D'oro

$$ - $$$
Italian, Bar, Cafe, Gastropub
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Piazza della Cattedrale 8, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 209318
07:00 - 00:00
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201 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the main square of Ferrara overlooking the cathedral (the facade of which is currently not visible as it is undergoing renovation work), this is a great place to stop for lunch or a snack. There are tables both inside and outside, the outside tables are under cover. We had a long wait to be served and an equally... More 

Thank PandyPandora
Worcester, United Kingdom
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372 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great place to enjoy your mid-morning cappuccino and yummy croissant, while taking in the view of the spectacular cathedral facade (though no view of it at present, as major renovation work is taking place on the masonry and sculpture). It's a prime spot here, right in the centre of the old town, so a great place for people-watching, as locals... More 

Thank Patricia G
Orpington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Very interesting combination of Italian and nouvelle cuisine. Good quality and varied choice. If you order an alcoholic drink, you are presented with an enormous plate of free snacks before you even order your food. Then a good quality choice on the menu. Triangulo, which was delicious triangle shaped pasta with aubergine filling, was something I had never tasted before... More 

Thank _chrisdavies61
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Good for snacks and coffee, but not quick. Friendly staff run off their feet a bit. Fantastic view of cathedral.

Thank AEK32
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We walked through the the large castle in the centre of Ferrara and turned right (shops). The walk through the small, back streets (picking up a few of the interesting university buildings) was hot, tiring but well worth while ..... we ended up at Leon D'oro. A lovely setting in the corner of the piazza with excellent service and food.

Thank Ian_1616
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Delicious place, with an awesome selection of desserts, pastries, cakes and really good espresso! Service is really good and the location unbeatable!

Thank Costanza d
Brisbane, Australia
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510 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

All the pastries we tried at this lovely traditional pasticceria were fresh & delicious & the Illy coffee they serve was made to perfection every time. They even have tiny bowls of chocolate drops on the marble counter for customers to help themselves!!

Thank Suzie L
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Had lunch here. I had Capelletti with Ragu which was good my wife had the Chef's Fantasy which was les than good! Waitress was pleasant and efficient but we wouldn't return in a hurry.

Thank 64Rod
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Well, all I can say is you have to try it to understand what it means to eat desserts in Italy. Have breakfast there by choosing a few pastries accompanied by a cappuccino. I guarantee you will feel really good!

Thank Stefiaba
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Location is fantastic, very convenient. Food is ok but nothing amazing. Service is poor depending on who is serving you. There are a couple of great wait staff, but otherwise they are inattentive. Would not recommend if you are looking for a traditional Ferrarese restaurant.

Thank Sofia S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Cafe, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza della Cattedrale 8, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ferrara  >  Ferrara
  • Phone Number: +39 0532 209318

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