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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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
Old fashioned Italian

We visited Ristorante Diana on the second night of our trip,we had been recommended so booked earlier in the day. The decor is old fashioned Italian,extremely bright ( not at all kind to ladies of a certain age! ) and mirrored. We were seated at a table in the middle of the room (2 of us ) and felt... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Joanne P
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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Long Island, NY
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Arriving on a Sunday when many places are closed, we were directed to this restaurant nearby our hotel. Started with the best tortellini in brodo, followed by simple but good veal piccata. Our waiter was charming and gracious. Nearby tables filled with multigenerational families.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We visited Ristorante Diana on the second night of our trip,we had been recommended so booked earlier in the day. The decor is old fashioned Italian,extremely bright ( not at all kind to ladies of a certain age! ) and mirrored. We were seated at a table in the middle of the room (2 of us ) and felt rather... More 

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Taubate, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great and traditional Italian food. The pork and lasagne was simply amazing, The pasta bolognese also was very especial.

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Milan, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The "Diana" for decades has been Bologna's traditional restaurant, the meeting point of the local "bourgeoisie", the place where one could allegedly taste the world's best "tortellini" and "bolliti misti" (the Italian version of the German "Tafelspitz). We took a couple a friend with their five-year old daughter. The "tortellini" were indeed very good, even if slightly too "al dente"... More 

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Bologna
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Not a very good dining experience at Diana. We waited 20 mins to have our order taken which set the mood for the rest of the meal. The waiter, and there were many of them, showed very little interest in taking our order and we got the impression that he would rather be doing something else. The wine arrived and... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Over staffed and over priced for less than average food. Pasta was uneventful and was lack luster. Staff dis engaged and almost rude. About twenty diners for ten staff including the coat attendant. Most noise came from the staff either in the restaurant or in the kitchen. Place needs a good clean dessert trolleys and mirrors. Place has obviously seen... More 

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Barcelona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We passed by this well-located restaurant and decided we would go there the next day, it looked like a good restaurant with some history behind it. The access is flat (we were with a wheelchair) but there is no accessible toilet (toilets are actually on 1st floor). We all had a good meal (I chose the tortellini with broth, I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My family (six of us) came here during our visit to Bologna during the Christmas break. The staff were cheerful and the setting was quite "family-feel" without being overly pretentious. But it was the food that was worth coming for - proper pasta. We tried all kinds of it and loved every bite. The lasagne especially was superb, but it... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

expensive? yes... waiters are a bit snob? yes... but i think this is one of the best restaurant that you can eat real bologna cusine in the heart of the city. Maybe not best one but if you are in the city center don't miss here. Taglietelle con ragu and lasagne are their best dishes

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This place is nestled in the heart of bologna (an under rated city in general), a city known for its food, its wine and its shopping (learned that once we arrived). Our stop in Bologna was short but we wanted to sample some of the cities best, and I think we did. The food we ordered had a local nature... 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
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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