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La Gardela

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Via Ponte Marino 3, Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 217147
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Fri - Wed 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there at lunchtime on Saturday. It was raining but mild and they let us sit outside. The staff was very friendly and the food was excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank Sara G
Milan, Italy
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was there for lunch today. The restaurant was heaving. The deco is kind of tough. We had a table upstairs which was kind of claustrophobic. The tagliere was excellent, the cappelletti and maccheroni with Gorgonzola were nothing special. They have a very varied menu. maybe we should have chosen the grilled meat or fritto misto instead.

Thank The-Milan-Chick
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I often visit Ravenna, and I always make sure to have at least one meal at La Gardela. Come here if you want to avoid trendy, improvised places. This is a simple traditional little family restaurant, old fashioned and with very professional but warm waiters. Last week I went back and had the very best roast lamb ever. It was... More 

Thank Paolo B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The weather had turned colder, we were both tired and we had looked at several places before stopping here. A busy place but handled so politely and efficiently. Super food, super service. Proper traditional cloth napkins and table-cloth, unlike some of the places targeted at tourists. Dinner there cheered us up a lot and we would go straight back when... More 

Thank mark C
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first restaurant in Ravenna and was a lovely find. It was filling up fast but despite this service was excellent and genuinely cheerful. The bruschetta was lovely and fresh. Both main pastas were delicious and were regional specialities. I would recommend this restaurant for both its good food and service. Not fancy but genuine.

Thank 9jane
Damme, Belgium
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Good meal, very friendly personnel, good wine advice. Refter-type old style Romagnole restaurant. Easy to find. Dont hurry you!

Thank dirk v
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a place I went back to! It is routinely busy, but the staff find the space for you, and the kitchen does a great job of producing things in a timely way, I had one lunch and one dinner -- at lunch, there were a lot of local workers who were in a hurry, but I did not... More 

Thank Nina R
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Despite being completely full, with a tour group upstairs, La Gardela coped with style. We sat next to the kitchen and watched the impressive flow of fine food. What a pleasure to see such skill, and the warmest welcome. Thanks for your Sunday evening hospitality.

Thank MelbourneObsessive
Barcelona, Spain
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were recommended this restaurant as the one that serves local dishes. It also opens early at 7pm, which is convenient for families with a small child. Food: excellent and fresh, both pasta and fish. Wine was also good. It felt like home made food. Service: very good, an older waiter was treating us as good as he could and... More 

Thank Jirka H
Citta di Castello, Italy
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We thought it would be fine judging by how packed this large place was when we arrived, quite early for Italy. We were not disappointed. We were served cheerfully and efficiently. We dived into fish dishes and enjoyed them, along with the vegetables and antipasti. Well worth looking out for, quite close to the piazza in the most visited district.... More 

Thank Cedric H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Ponte Marino 3, Ravenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ravenna  >  Ravenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0544 217147

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?