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“Great value for money”

Big Night Ristorante da Giovanni
Ranked #21 of 638 Restaurants in Ferrara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$51 - US$62
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

We stumbled on this place when we were looking for somewhere to have lunch that wasn’t in the sun on a 32degree day. The restaurant was beautifully air conditioned and the staff very welcoming. We choose to have just a main and a glass of wine, but we would have liked to have been more adventurous with their menu. The food was good, beautifully cooked and presented and the wine was cold and delicious. If you are in Ferrara, we can highly recommend this establishment

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AnnCarson
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

good place for a sophisticated exploration of a heavily "customized" version of local cuisine. the quality of ingredients is very good and the wine selection is definitely above the average. the staff is competent, flexible and understanding. the context/atmosphere is quite, relaxed and well curated.

...then...

the menu in averagely too stuffy, over dressed, definitely too complex, buttery/oily and complicated - e.g. ordered a dairy-free course which started by a supposedly appetizer of overcooked "gratinate" scallops drenched in olive oil, melted pecorino (!), bread crumbs, roasted culatello-ham chunks and minced rosemary... where have the scallops gone??
we arrived on a Ferrarese summer-wish and left on a New Year's Eve dinner-feel.

overrated, lacks courage and a real point of view

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank tinothorez
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Desilusion
Defenitely NOT worth a Michelin star as is suggested at the entrance door.
It is Not conforment to the pledge on the first page of their menu. It’s truly American import in Europe devaluating the precious Italian cuisine.
Only the setting is quite ok, all the rest below regular Italian standards

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank johand269
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Well, i was looking for a nice place for a special event, it's well decorated, nice music and in front of the castle. Regarding the food, i am used to 4/5 stars and Michelin's restaurants and i have to say that it was not the expected quality. First dishes are good but not great, design is in the plate but there is no «waooo» at the end. Same for main courses and the desserts are just not tasty at all neither raffinated. The disappointment is as same level as expectation was great. 130€ for two (with 2 glass of wine) .. with this quality and not even a limoncello offered at the end... no chance to see us back there.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank David x
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

The best service and food I experienced while in Ferrara. Diego the owner is very attentive and makes sure your dining experience is the best you can possibly have.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank ifaraba
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