Fodor's Expert Review Quel Fantastico Giovedì

$$ Ferrara Italian Fodor's Choice

Locals and other cognoscenti frequent this sleek eatery just minutes away from Piazza del Duomo, where chef Gabriele Romagnoli uses prime local ingredients to create gustatory sensations on a menu that changes daily. His sformato di patate (potato flan) resembles a French gratin, but he sauces it with salamina e Parmigiano (a pork product made into a smooth sauce with the help of Parmesan cheese), thus rendering it deliciously Ferraresi. Fish figures prominently among his dishes. The restaurant's tasting menus are well priced, its wine list is divine, and the service, led by gregarious hands-on proprietor Mara Farinelli, is always top-notch. Two small rooms festooned with works of art have linen tablecloths and jazz playing softly in the background.

Italian Emilian Romantic Intimate Lunch Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice Prix-Fixe

Quick Facts

Via Castelnuovo 9
Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna  44121, Italy


Known For:
  • The seasonality of the menu
  • Salamina e Parmigiano
  • Beloved by locals with great taste
  • Seasonal menu
  • Notable fish dishes
  • Excellent service
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Wed. No lunch Thurs.

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