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“Unpretentiously fabulous - food and service.”

Osteria da Bice la Gallina Felice
Ranked #32 of 465 Restaurants in Mantua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$35
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The little sign with it's chook (gallina) was on a wall near our airbnb, so we went in search on a Tuesday night, and found it fully booked, and made our reservation for the next night, our last in Mantova. What a find!

Excellent local cuisine in a charming environment, with excellent service. A real treat.

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Thank mia s
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

After roaming in search of lunch for half an hour, we were out of tourist territory, we headed back to familiar ground near the railway station. By good Iuck, I noticed Osteria da Bice's front door down a side street. You aren't likely to come across it by accident, so it isn't stuffed with tourists. Nice menu of interesting dishes. More than just your typical pasta and meat place.

The "asparagus and Parmigiano" antipasti was a novel interpretation of a classic combination. Nice grilled lamb chops. Choice of local wines – ask for advice.

At €80 for two, two glasses of Prosecco and wines by the glass to match the food, it was a bargain lunch.

The chef, who knows her onions, and other vegetables, recommended two other good restaurants in Mantova.

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Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Special food of Mantova, deliciuos taste, nice personnel, great small restaurant with a fantastic cuisine. I was suggested by residents about this place hidden away from the crowded town. At Easter Monday something wrong for table service was forgiveable, considering. Recommended!

Thank Antonino P
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

One night in Mantova for a business trip turned into a quality experience that is hard to find these days. We were suggested this place from local people (who usually know how to tell fake places from good traditional cuisine). We expected a good Italian osteria and we were struck by the passion and quality of the owners. Just a few words that cleared a whole life into food knowledge "as we cook the delicacies of our tradition we know how to judge and evaluate a good parmesan cheese from a market product and the best local ham from a fake one".. as simple as that... do go for the real tradition.. do not get lost in marketing experiments.. highly recommended!!!

Thank natasha c
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We have been here a few times and always treated has part of a family... Stefania is wonderful and her dishing and staff too... really recommend!!!!

Thank matilderima
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