Fodor's Expert Review Il Sorpasso

$$ Ferrara Italian

Named after a 1962 cult movie, Il Sorpasso (The Easy Life) serves terrific, honestly priced food in an unassuming space: white walls lined with movie posters, and white floors. No matter—the fine cooking and the sourcing of local ingredients whenever possible help this trattoria surpass many others. Start with the crema di zucca e fave (a fava beans and squash soup, a local recipe) and then segue to a Ferrarese classic such as tagliata di filetto di manzo (beef grilled with fresh herbs). Or indulge in the tagliatelle al Sorpasso (with porcini mushrooms and pancetta). All of this can be gloriously washed down with local wines by the glass, or bottles from everywhere.

Italian Emilian Lively Casual Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

Via Saraceno 118
Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna  44121, Italy


Known For:
  • Excellent polpettine alici (anchovy fish balls) and pastas
  • Using local ingredients whenever possible
  • Vegan and vegetarian options
  • Excellent polpettine alici (anchovy fish balls) and pasta dishes
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues.

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