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Osteria Il Rovescio

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Italian, Vegetarian, Bistro
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Via Pietralata 75/a, 40122 Bologna, Italy
+39 (0)51 523545
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Siamo il Rovescio, sotto i portici di via Pietralata, a Bologna. E...
Siamo il Rovescio, sotto i portici di via Pietralata, a Bologna. E' l'osteria dove si gusta una cucina genuina e locale a chilometro 0, con una cantina fornita di vini di preferenza biologici e biodinamici, fatti senza scorciatoie chimiche. La nostra e una piccola cucina, dove prestiamo la massima attenzione ai nostri piatti. Abbiamo un debole per gli ingredienti bio e per la freschezza dei prodotti di stagione e per preparare le nostre paste fresche e il pane usiamo solo farine biologiche.Una quarantina di posti raccolti in una confortevole stanza e in una piccola saletta dove, con cortesia, vi accoglieremo in una atmosfera unica.
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    Very good
  • 59
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  • 35
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A fresher take on a bolognese osteria.

Just off of the lively via pratello this is a trendy osteria popular with locals. The cuisine is Italian but with vegan touches and fresh local produce. The menu is limited and the food is adequate. Staff is great and the vibe is good fun.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
Hristijan G
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Islamabad, Pakistan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Islamabad, Pakistan
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Just off of the lively via pratello this is a trendy osteria popular with locals. The cuisine is Italian but with vegan touches and fresh local produce. The menu is limited and the food is adequate. Staff is great and the vibe is good fun.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I've found this small osteria practically by chance and I was super happy. I was attracted by the plenty of Vegetarian options (even though it's not a vegetarian restaurant) and by the selection of quite elaborated dishes. It's evident that they take care of the quality and of having you eat something special. Not cheap, but tasty, definitely worth the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I was there twice, in July and November. On the first occasion I sat outdoors, on a crowded pavement ovelooking a polluted alley. The food was just average, but I decided to give it a second try. In November I sat indoors but there were too many tables for a (very small) place, which made service quite difficult and the... More 

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North London
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Recommended to this restaurant by meat eating friends, as vegetarians we were delighted to discover that the wide vegetarian selection was equally excellent. The seasonal menu focuses on fresh local ingredients, we opted for the vegetarian antipasti selection and pasta all delicious. The restaurant was full and lively with a good cosmopolitan atmosphere but the staff still passionate and attentive.... More 

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Munich
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I liked very much the place: in the inside you can enjoy a warm atmosphere and there are little concerts and performances sometimes, and they also have a little terrace on the street, where there's also nightlife and young people. The food was very tasty and had a huge variety of dishes: from meat-dishes to vegan dishes and desserts, and... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

No freezer! At Rovescio you are sure to have only the best fresh ingredients of Bologna. The owners are the best, they will go out of their way to offer you a great experience.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Osteria il Rovescio, a word meaning something like inside out or upside down, was a tiny place on a side street off Via del Pratello, run by a handful of young people with a passion for great cooking. We (2 couples) shared a fabulous meal of unusual flavors and 2 wines, a Sangio-Barbera blend and a 100% Sangiovese. Francesca was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

A friend and I stumbled across this place on our last night staying in Bologna, and loved it. An incredibly helpful and charming young woman served us - my Italian is limited but she had some English and between us we managed just fine. Both of us were highly impressed with the food and the charming surroundings and the service.... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I was treated to dinner here on Valentine's Day a few years back and have returned on multiple occasions. As a vegetarian, it is often a challenge to find decent options in Bologna, but there is always plenty to choose from at Il Rovescio (don't worry, carnivores...there is meat, too). The menu changes monthly and features locally-grown produce based on... More 

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Roma
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Looks similar to many other places around butthe food you can taste is really different. Genuine and excellent eating Experience

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Additional Information about Osteria Il Rovescio

Address: Via Pietralata 75/a, 40122 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 (0)51 523545
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Monday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Thursday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 13 - 39
Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Pietralata 75/a, 40122 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 (0)51 523545

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 39
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Siamo il Rovescio, sotto i portici di via Pietralata, a Bologna. E' l'osteria dove si gusta una cucina genuina e locale a chilometro 0, con una cantina fornita di vini di preferenza biologici e biodinamici, fatti senza scorciatoie chimiche. La nostra e una piccola cucina, dove prestiamo la massima attenzione ai nostri piatti. Abbiamo un debole per gli ingredienti bio e per la freschezza dei prodotti di stagione e per preparare le nostre paste fresche e il pane usiamo solo farine biologiche.Una quarantina di posti raccolti in una confortevole stanza e in una piccola saletta dove, con cortesia, vi accoglieremo in una atmosfera unica.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?