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Osteria Il Rovescio

Via Pietralata 75/a, 40122 Bologna, Italy
+39 (0)51 523545
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Ranked #563 of 1,319 Restaurants in Bologna
Price range: $13 - $39
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Vegetarian, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.

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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

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

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

real good food, the owner a bit pushy and arrogant but passionate about food, definately going here again

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Roma
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13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

for a vegetarian like me this small and cozy restaurant is a serious blessing, all the more in a city where the cuisine is very meat based. Il Rovescio's philosophy being to offer only seasonal produce from the area - they take the "zero mileage" concept very seriously - vegetable based dishes take the lion's share on the regular menu... More 

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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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