We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Oca Giuliva

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Via Boccacanale Santo Stefano 38/40, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 207628
12:00 - 14:45
19:30 - 22:45
Closed now
See all hours
Wed - Mon 12:00 - 14:45
19:30 - 22:45
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

331 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 18: English reviews
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We had a most enjoyable meal consisting of local Ferrarese specialities, such as cappellacci with pumpkin filling, guinea fowl roulade, and a cube of smoked beef with mushrooms and a warm sauce made of a local cheese. Wine choices were good and reasonably priced. Dinner for two including a bottle of wine came to 70€.

Thank PeterandJonell
Level Contributor
36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I selected for my business trip a hotel quite close to the centre of Ferrara but on it's boundary. In few minutes walk you can be in the main square and during a rainy night I decided to give a try to this restaurant which is just crossed the road. The ambient is divided in two areas: the bar which... More 

Thank Markus D
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We were incredibly fortunate to have booked in at the hotel across the street from this restaurant for one night in Ferrara. We went for a late lunch and, I have to say, had one of the best meals I have ever had in Italy (and please bear in mind we spend about 8 weeks per year in Italy). The... More 

Thank Edward N
West Barnstable, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Everytime I go to the Emilia Romagna, I usually stay In Bologna and take the train to Ferrara to dine at Loca Giuliva. I am never disappointed. The food, service always delivers! It is always worth the trip and give me a chance to scout around the beautiful city.

Thank Francis11two
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

When you play with tradition around pillars of flavours in this area of Italy (Emilia-Romagna) you must know your way. Oca Giuliva (there since ages) does it with "savoir-faire" and daring attitude. But, when you leave you stay with the right impression of having been exposed to something very good. Dishes like ultra-traditional "salama da sugo" (sauce salami) or a... More 

1 Thank Alfces
Level Contributor
53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

We have eaten here on previous trips and it is always a most enjoyable experience. Eating outside is nice as the tables are in the portico, the food and service is more fine dining than you would expect for the price.

Thank Lynn F
Level Contributor
230 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015

We found this our first night and went back for our last. In a city where we ate well this stood out: friendly service, exceptional food, very reasonable prices.

Thank OxfordCorben
Level Contributor
33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We had a couple of meals here on our last visit to Ferrara and they both really good and we would recommend the restaurant. Its is central and the service is good and the restaurant has a nice relaxed feel and seems to be frequented by numerous locals. The food is upmarket local fare.

1 Thank LMF62
Varese, Italy
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We picked this restaurant as we have a habit of going to slow food restaurants if there are any in the area we visit as we are assured a meal that doesnt dissapoint. However this time we were dissapointed - it wasnt up to my expectations. We didnt eat badly but there was nothing to exlaim about - dishes served... More 

Thank Susan G
Port Townsend, Washington
Level Contributor
36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2013

We spent a delightful week in Ferrara, and we ate in this restaurant FOUR times! The food was varied, beautifully prepared and presented, and delicious. We could have eaten there a few more times without exhausting the menu. And the staff was friendly and helpful. The prices were about average, but the value per dollar/euro was WAY above average.

Thank onecatch

Travellers who viewed Oca Giuliva also viewed

Ferrara, Province of Ferrara
Ferrara, Province of Ferrara
Ferrara, Province of Ferrara
Ferrara, Province of Ferrara

Been to Oca Giuliva? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$34 - US$67
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:45
19:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:45
19:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:45
19:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:45
19:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:45
19:30 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:45
19:30 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Boccacanale Santo Stefano 38/40, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ferrara  >  Ferrara
  • Phone Number: +39 0532 207628

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Oca Giuliva and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Oca Giuliva staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?