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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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Worthing UK
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173 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is slightly off the beaten track in the mediaeval/ghetto area. We liked the look of the menu and chose to sit outside in the cobbled street. The indoor seating is on the first floor, do not be put off by the ground floor which is mainly reception and kitchen. They offer some local specialities and some Jewish dishes, reflecting... More 

Thank Clamshell-Worthing
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96 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place. Try the fried anchovies for a generous starter. This was among the first offerings on their menu decades ago and we nearly ordered a second helping. The pumpkin cappelletti with sage and butter sauce was superb, while the spaghetti vongole was good, too, though not in the same league. It had lots of clams with a... More 

Thank SingaporeGaribaldi
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sought this place out in the Jewish Quarter. Very friendly family run establishment. As well as being able to eat the delicious local specialities here you can also try out dishes of Jewish extraction. Everything we ate was delicate and well cooked. Good value for money, too. Highly recommended.

Thank scottes
Bloomington, Indiana
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131 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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36 reviews
29 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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36 reviews
22 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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149 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 50 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?