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IL POSTIGLIONE

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Vicolo del Teatro, 44100, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 241509
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Canada
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

While walking from the Castello, we glanced up a narrow street and saw the sign for this restaurant but we almost missed it. Knowing that off-the-main beat restaurants often serve better food at reasonable prices, we decided to try this. We weren't disappointed. The service was good; our server tolerated our Italian and spoke English in return and we made... More 

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Northern Poland, Poland
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164 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Just off the Ferrara castle, somehow hidden in the side alley is the Postman inn. Very Italian. Unpretentious, and really lovely pasta and ravioli. Fresh and fullfilling. Really nice waitress and charming little "garden" (street) tables makes it a perfect stop for lunch or diner. Just minutes from the cathedral.

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Thank M_Czynski
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

We stumbled on this place as we arrived late in Ferrara and everywhere seemed to be closing. very old place that smelt a bit musty and very dark with basic rustic tables. The food was very good and service was quick, very limited menu typical Ferrarese food (and hard to read in the dark ) But my gnocchi with pesto... More 

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Rehoboth, MA, USA
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

In spite of the sticker on the door, claiming to accept visa and other cards, I was informed when I tried to pay the bill they didn't take credit cards. I fortunately had enough cash to cover the €50 tab, but I find this deception annoying. I believe it is a tax dodge, as the handwritten receipt that I was... More 

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Thank rcoleman79
London
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

Food acceptable but let a bit down by inexperienced service (waitress did not know the ingredients of the ragu) and blandness of delivery. Portions are on the generous side, and the whine by the glass is more than acceptable. Would probably go back but with little expectations.

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Thank Londonsense
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

Small place, seems to be more pub than a restaurant, but food is really good. Waitress speaking fluent english, not easy to find in ferrara!

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Thank purebeauty80
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

Ate here on a Saturday evening. Service was good and friendly, our waitress spoke good English. The food was good (I had really flavourful pasta with gorgonzola sauce, and the Salumi di Sugo, a Ferrara speciality) and great value - 55 euros for two primi, two mains, a liter of house wine, and a bottle of mineral water.

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Thank Dave N
Verona, Italy
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

In front of the castle in a small and quiet alley. The tables outside are very romantic (little bit dark). The cusine isn't generouse (very small portion) but offers a typical Emilian menu. If you go there in summer remember that there isn't air conditioning inside the restaurant (too hot at lunch).

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Los Angeles
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61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2011

Well, we ate here several times over a couple of trips and looked forward to going back this year. There are a couple of little tables outside in an ancient alleyway, they are fine for a narrow view of the plaza, rather romantic. The interior is dark and intended for romance, our only complaint was that the menu font size... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 27
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vicolo del Teatro, 44100, Ferrara, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ferrara  >  Ferrara
  • Phone Number: +39 0532 241509

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