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Big Night Ristorante da Giovanni

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Largo Castello 38, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 242367
12:15 - 14:15
20:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:15 - 14:15
20:00 - 23:30
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Uzes, France
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Being in the Hotel Ferrara and pouring rain outside, we decided to stay locally. Very pleasant surprise! Nice place, good cuisine, very helpfull and friendly service, good local wines. Even the customers were very civilized. We recommend it.

Thank sanglier1942
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

The meal was excellent, and wine recommendation excellent. Truly workmanship in every corner here. Be advised to make a visit, for a innovative and tasteful dinner.

Thank RocolocoFood
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Lovely position in small courtyard by the castle. The service was slow but friendly but we had to wait outside in the pouring rain for the restaurant to unlock the door at 8 pm. I had a red chicory starter that had only one piece of chicory in it - the rest was a spinach pie. Then I had filled... More 

Thank LukePearce
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Whilst I thoroughly enjoyed my bison steak, my semi-vegetarian wife struggled to find something to eat and had to settle for a somewhat ordinary cappellacci with very thick pasta. The waitress also greeted my (poor) Italian with what I thought was going to be excellent English, but misunderstood my "one glass" for "one bottle" of wine. Also - don't be... More 

Thank Alex M
Ferrara, Italy
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

The food was fantastic and the Chef Diego was superb as he did everything possible to make my group of doctors happy. In this restaurant you will find the best collection of whiskey and rum!! The food was so good that I will always consider this place one of my favorite restaurants.

Thank Stephen C
Shanghai, China
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Excellent food and service. Local specialty is in a menu. Try menu classic from 6 different, but be ready its big.

Thank Mikhail P
Baltimore, MD
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

A hidden gem between buildings. The food was great but be warned... Portions were HUGE! I felt so bad sending back some plates with food on them but I wanted to have room for the next course. I never would have ordered the traditional antipasti primi/pasta and main dish if I knew how big they were. Everything was really good... More 

Thank 2BlondeDoods
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited the restaurant today and had the seafood tasting menu for lunch and we were stunned. This restaurant is outstanding and a must try. We eat everyday at Michelin restaurants in Italy, if possible, for the past 10 months and we were surprised Big Night did not have a star yet. The waiter was outstanding. He... More 

Thank Robertshampton
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

I spent a wonderful night at this top restaurant with amazing local dishes and good wines. It's the best restaurant in Ferrara, centrally located and close to the Castle in a cozy private courtyard. I appreciated a lot the courtesy and expertise of the waiting staff and the extraordinary menu based on local specialties with a modern twist. My recommendation:... More 

Thank Silvia C
Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

This was a business trip where we (20), stopped at this restaurant for lunch. Every course was beautifully prepared and presented and the flavours were exquisite. The staff were enthusiastic and made the entire experience enjoyable.

Thank Graham T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:15 - 14:15
20:00 - 23:30
12:15 - 14:15
20:00 - 23:30
12:15 - 14:15
20:00 - 23:30
12:15 - 14:15
20:00 - 23:30
12:15 - 14:15
20:00 - 23:30
12:15 - 14:15
20:00 - 23:30
12:15 - 14:15
20:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Castello 38, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ferrara  >  Ferrara
  • Phone Number: +39 0532 242367

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