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Store Elvegate 45A, Mandal 4514, Norway
+47 482 78 888
11:00 - 03:00
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All hours
Sun 13:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Mandal, Norway
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Provianten restaurant is not only a restaurant; they have their own micro brewery, distillery, coffee roasting and deli shop. It's a good idea just to have a look at the premises and enjoy one of their sandwiches (my favourite: liver pate with bacon) and a "presskanne" of locally roasted coffee. Their different beers are also delicious, but because of... More 

Thank guv0
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Nice location along Mandal river. Warm and cozy atmosphere. But the food is average, the prices are high and the staff is a catastrophy. Sloppy, slow, not at all coordinated, but at least friendly. Where do they find this people?

1 Thank Norwegian_Tourist_7
Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Ive been here a few times over the years during summer vacation. Service is horrible. We had to wait too long for the waiter, then for the food, and then we had to ask the waiter for cutlery and napkins. The food was tasteless, and we even sent back one dish the last time. They then had the odassity to... More 

Thank Nesschristo
Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Atmosphere on the rooftop restaurant was nice because of the sunshine and the view of the river and boat activity. It was a a birthday dinner that was totally spoiled!! Never again!

Thank vikingqueenb
London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Presentation of the food was incredible, the chef also sent some food for us to try for free which was very considerate. Vegetarian options were extremely limited but the chef made me a goats cheese salad. the restaurant has great views and so many things to do. Inly fault was that our chips were extremely salty and we couldn't eat... More 

Thank NadiaCarvalho
Lillehammer, Norway
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Everything about this place is amazing! It is worth a trip to Mandal just to experience it! A shame the only hotel in town Kjøpmannsgaarden, is so bad you can't stay there, maybe look at air bnb for accommodation, or stay in the nearby city Kristiansand. This restaurant have everything, good food, good drink, great staff, and everything is made... More 

Thank trickmouse
Mandal, Norway
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

When you have a special ocasion and you want to have a moment with your partner in some business or with your love. That´s the place to go. Quiet and relaxing near the river....

Thank Ricardo M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The food, service, atmosphere, the staff, all is excellent. This is where my family and I go when we want to eat out. We have celebrated weddings and anniversaries there, taken families and friends there and always has it been wonderful.

Thank Liv L
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

It is always difficult to read reviews and write them. There are so many factors in running a restaurant and I believe this restaurant is fantastic! First the food presentation is perfect, the food is cooked perfect, and the atmostphere is warm and cozzzzy. A definite must to try!

4 Thank totolehero2015
Stavanger, Norway
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Been several times, just for drinks and food. No hick-ups; very nice! The pasta, pizza and mussels tested. And the bread. I'll be back...

Thank Roger1209

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 50
European, Scandinavian
Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Store Elvegate 45A, Mandal 4514, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Southern Norway  >  Vest-Agder  >  Mandal Municipality  >  Mandal
  • Phone Number: +47 482 78 888
Provianten is a genuine and local restaurant with inspirations from all over the great cuisines in Europe. It offers Norwegian fresh fish and seafood from the sea right beside and fresh homemade pasta and pizza from the stone oven as a part of the Italian cuisine. Located in Mandal right by the south coast of Norway. Here you will experience a one of a kind visit thanks to the different workshops. Such as: Micro brewery and distillery - Here we make several different beers and spirits Bakery - Fresh bread every day from the bakery, with everything from pastries to tasty Danish rye bread Coffee roastery - Home roasted coffee from all over the world Pottery and Art - Artesanal ceramics ranging from bowls and plates to sculptures and creations for candles

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