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Diana

dell'Indipendenza 24, Bologna, Italy
051 231302
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Ranked #618 of 1,233 restaurants in Bologna
Price range: $12 - $26
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Trier, Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Food and service were good. Nice terrace outside. Reccomendation is to taste traditional local dishes from menu.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had our first meal here as it was highly recommended. The waiter was not so welcoming. Started with Pate Olive and Fig which were very good. We had tagliatelle con il ragu alla bolognesse and Rognoncino alla Diana. The tagliatelle was rather bland but the rononcino was perfect. A rather good lunch except for the service where the waiter... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Had dinner here last night. The waiter we had was pleasant and funny but every course was served too quickly as if they were in a hurry to serve you and get home! We both had tortellini in broth. They were trying too hard to sell ice cream and chocolate sauce for dessert which seemed due to the fact the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We very much enjoyed our meal here, mostly especially watching a large party of locals enjoy a multi-course, extensive, family style meal served with elegance and flair at their table. I wouldn't, as others have done, call the staff rude, but Diana does not cater to tourists. Our food, while considerably more modest, was outstanding.

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NJ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Since Diana is reputedly the quintessential Bolognese restaurant, we felt we had to go there. No real complaints about the food - it wasn't awful. But this is a city full of fabulous restaurants with outstanding food so to have just an average meal is a wasted opportunity. I agree with others' complaints about the service. When we first sat... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Plain rude service. Curt and terse. Lack the warm hospitality that is typical of a down to earth bolognese restaurant. Leaves a bad after taste.

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Essex
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Very outdated restaurant. Despite a surplus of waiters, the service was poor. Dirty cloth on the serving table. Food was not anything special either. Only good thing was the wine and the company!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Taxi driver recommended it to us, on second thoughts must be managers brother or something. Decor and service stuck in 70s, and food choice was abismal! Boiled meat selection and worst overn chips and salad I've ever had. Over priced and awful. Best part of our meal was the wine which was lovely, second best part was laughing at how... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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209 reviews 209 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
333 helpful votes 333 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

We went here when our first choice of ristorante, on the same street, was closed and found it very disappointing! It certainly looks the part of a typical upmarket Italian Ristorante with its decor and white coated waiters etc., but we found the food to be quite average I'm afraid! There was nothing really wrong with what we had, but... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The food is ok, but they ask way too much money for what you get. We paid €8,- for 6 small pieces of vegatables. The setting is ok, you can sit outside. But there are much better options in Bologna.

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