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“Relaxing meal”
Review of Leon D'oro

Leon D'oro
Ranked #14 of 28 Dessert in Ferrara
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Relaxing meal”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Although the place looked touristy the food turned out to be typical of Ferrara. Friendly customer service. We had the pasticcio de macaroni and pasta zuccha. Tasty but small
Portions. House wine was decent.For dessert we had the local pampapata. Delicious but heavy. Coffee came with extra biscuits and chocolate. Good for a relaxing lunch and close to main tourist sights

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Aussie
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78 reviews
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“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Service at this lovely restaurant was very attentive. I ate here twice and the food was lovely both times! Fresh ingredients. House wine good too! Would recommend this restaurant!!

Visited April 2014
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Split, Croatia
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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“as in the theater”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

It was our day of May trip. The first place where we sat down to rest and drink coffee was this. View the events in front of us was like in the theater. Scenery - beautiful medieval square, the Cathedral, in front of the cathedral choirs sing, the river of tourists passing parade of drummers, ladies and the flag-bearers dressed in medieval clothes. We enjoy a great cup of coffee that is served with small sweet biscuits and chocolates. Nowhere in Ferrara is no a better place!

  • Visited May 2013
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Nice, France
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14 reviews
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“We loved it :-)”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

We had lunch in this restaurant last friday and we loved it. The food and the staff were more than great. Thank you leon d'oro for these beautiful moments we have spent in ur restaurant.

  • Visited November 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
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“The Golden Lion gives half hearted roar.”
Reviewed 29 June 2013

It depends what you are looking for as to how to react to the Leon D'Oro restaurant. If you want to sit over coffee and sweetmeats while watching the personages of Ferrara pedal past on their bicycles then this is the place for you. It's a bit swish - nice surroundings - looking out over both the main squares from front or back. Terrific service from girls who seem to be going at a 100 miles an hour as they bring exciting drinks to the beautiful people of Ferrara. As a matter of course if you order a capucino you get buscuits and a glass of water as well. You pay a bit over the odds for this but why not? No one hurries you, and people watching is always worth an extra bob or two. But if you want a meal in the restaurant - mmm - in my experience fairly mediocre. Food not fabulous, service a bit slow - although staff still terrific - so helpful, so friendly. But the shine comes off the Golden Lion for the restaurant expeience. A shame. Gold isn't supposed to tarnish - but this one does. Perhaps the long established Leon D'Or is getting a bit complacent and doesn't feel the need to take pride in itself any more - doesn't feel the need to show off with a mighty roar. So I enjoy sitting watching the world go by from its comely chairs - but I dine elsewhere where gold may not be in evidence - but good food is.

  • Visited June 2013
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