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Antica Osteria ai Ranari

Via Trieste 11, 46100, Mantua, Italy
+39 0376 328431
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good52%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guanciale” (5 reviews)
“semifreddo” (3 reviews)
“pasta” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Via Trieste 11, 46100, Mantua, Italy
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1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

After 5 weeks in Tuscany, we are visiting Mantua. We had lunch at ai Ranari today and were delighted by our experience: warm service, charming surrounds and excellent food at a reasonable price. We shared a platter of excellent local proscuito with apple mostarda. Primis...More

Thank Jen-Milt C
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We were glad to have made reservations at this little traditional restaurant in the underrated town of Mantova. The restaurant is located around 10-15mins walk from the old town centre. The old town resembles Florence which means we walked through quiet small streets laid with...More

Thank Bacchus852
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I had a really traditional meal that you couldn't fault. Price was good too. Straightforward service and a very honest bill - better than most of the places I tried near the centre.

Thank Oliver H
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Yes it can get a bit noisy. Yes in some tables you'll be Very Close to Strangers. But who cares? It's part of the fun.enjoy a full sample of traditional mantuan cuisine,whether It's fried frogs or pumpkin tortelli or gnocco fritto or local meats... good...More

Thank Fabrizio M
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We have just had a wonderful lunch here. The waiter was very friendly and helpful, the food extremely good, like my mother used to make! Good family atmosphere, full of locals. So enjoyed the torroncino/white chocolate semifreddo, the best!

Thank Lella863
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This was recommended by our AirBnB host and we enjoyed our visit. The food is just as good as in more upmarket places in the centre. There was a friendly atmosphere, tolerant of my limited Italian. Local people were eating there.

Thank gardener707
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were there twice during our stay in Mantua and both times the food was excellent. We tried cold starters (cheese and salami with mostarda), a variety of pasta, lamb, rabbit and it was all delicious. The staff was very friendly and prices are reasonable....More

Thank Marin B
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We visited this place by default due that we were going to a place on the other side of the road that incompetently was closed (in spite to be announced open in its web site). We find a very nice and confortable restaurant with good...More

Thank Barracuda008
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We just finished a delightful meal at Osteria Antica ai Ranardi (the Frogs); many restaurants are closed on Tuesday and Ranardi was fully booked and turned away many potential guests. We were lucky that we made reservations just a couple of hours beforehand. It is...More

Thank trocc0_12
Reviewed 25 March 2016

When we couldn't translate a dish on the menu the waitress produced a food dictionary to help us. The food was traditional and well prepared. The pasta with pig's cheek and the pasta with bean sauce were both authentic, gutsy dishes.

1  Thank Sallylancaster
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
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 Trieste 11, 46100, Mantua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Mantua  >  Mantua
  • Phone Number: +39 0376 328431
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