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Via Indipendenza 24, 40121 Bologna, Italy
051 231302
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12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Faded glories

We couldn't get into the restaurant we'd wanted to visit, so dived in here, hungry. The quality of the food was acceptable but not great. The service was good. I had the impression that this was once a great place that has rested on its laurels for too many years. Needs to innovate.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Simon M
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Wonderful restaurant and attentive staff. Book a table outside if the weather is good. Delicious scampi.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This restaurant is a must see. The food was delicious and most of the wait staff have been working at this restaurant for years. They take their jobs very seriously and deliver incredible service. The food is typical of the region and every bite is delicious.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We couldn't get into the restaurant we'd wanted to visit, so dived in here, hungry. The quality of the food was acceptable but not great. The service was good. I had the impression that this was once a great place that has rested on its laurels for too many years. Needs to innovate.

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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

You don't miss this restaurant since it's in the middle of the main street. It looks nice from outside and it continues om the inside. The atmosphere is very nice actually. The food is ok. We had Lasagna and cheese covered fish followed by a bottle of red whine. The food was tasty but the staff was not very friendly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

perfectly nice but very ordinary and did not live up to the hype it had been given. nothing special about the ambiance (we sat outside) inside was empty. possibly we were there at the wrong time of year but it was forgettable. staff perfectly nice.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The food should be better if the waiters were at least polite. They have demonstrated bad mood since our arrival until the end of the meal. And when I was finishing my risoto I found a strand of hair. I don't recomend.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Long history of the eatry with deco to match however food serve are typical bologna food which is subjective in term of persentation and taste. It a must Go if you like old stuff and tpyical waiter service and you could get better server else where with less history to boost.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We have order a Lamb Shank, a spaghetti with Bolognese meat sauce and egg pudding. The lamb shank is delicious and the texture is soft.The egg pudding is good and not too sweet. We love it very much. However, if you wanna try the famous dish of Bologna- Spaghetti with Bolognese meat sauce, DON'T try in this restaurant. The texture... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I have just had a meal at Diana Ristorante in Bologna which was not only expensive but grudgingly served by an extremely grumpy waiter. Unless you like 6 prawns thrown onto a bed of Russian salad interspersed with a few shards of lettuce and then drowned by a mustard coloured 'Marie Rose' sauce and costing 12€, I would suggest you... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Visited this restaurant last year and found the food to be very good but the waiters (though I am sure they would prefer to be called anything else but) were a bit haughty. Returned this year and again the food was fine but, as anticipated, the waiters have not yet enlisted in any form of Charm School Course. Fortunately ,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Indipendenza 24, 40121 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: 051 231302

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 26
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm

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