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Il Cantuccio

#48 of 1,325 Restaurants in Bologna
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Via Volturno 4, 40121 Bologna, Italy
051 233424
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Absolute enjoyment

So, let's start that you have to ring a bell to get in this tiny restaurant. Then no menu, but a surprise pleasure of an 8 meal course of fish and seafood.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
nomad_global
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Riga
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Riga
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

So, let's start that you have to ring a bell to get in this tiny restaurant. Then no menu, but a surprise pleasure of an 8 meal course of fish and seafood.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My absolute favorite restaurant in Bologna. Full every night so book before you go. The place is tiny and once seated moving about is a challenge. Trust Salvatore with the choices! The menu changes periodically. Last time the highlight included Seared Tuna with Basil, Yoghurt and Mint sauce as well as Shrimp cooked on a bed of Salt. Don't miss... More 

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The Valley, Anguilla
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65 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I'd booked a table at Cantuccio's several weeks ago, anticipating it to be busy on a Saturday night, especially on a bank holiday weekend. We were glad we had, as after we'd sat down at 8pm every seat was filled by 830pm. We don't speak much Italian, and just put our faith in Salvatore the waiter. He bought us a... More 

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Depok, Indonesia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I've invited by my friends for dinner in this resto... When we enter the resto, its clear that this place specialty in fish and seafood. We skip the pasta and directly order the main menu which is the combination of grilled prawn, scallop and lobster. Fantastic + cozy classical design + great anbience = perfect night

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I found it on tripadvisor and decided to go there for dinner with my colleagues. The place is quite small and we were lucky to find a place but the dinner was amazing!! They don't have a written menù and we followed the suggestion of the owner to go with the degustazione of 8 dishes. Every dish was amazing, from... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is one of the best seafood restaurants in the world. The food is just amazing. It was and extraordinary culinary experience. If you are in Bologna, you must visit this joint!

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Shanghai, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

A lovely family restaurant in the center of Bologna. Located in a small alley, well hidden, you will certainly find this a treasure when you try it. There is no menu, the owner & chef will propose a combination according to the seasonal availables. There are usually 6-7 starters, followed by 1-2 seafood pasta, main course, desserts and aftermeal soberto,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Amazing food, inventive cooking, great wine, affordable price and super-friendly people. Not to mention the pretty environment and the central position.

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Tampere, Finland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

You shoul make a reservasion and don't eat apperitivos before your meal. This reastaurant you really have to experience. Great food, just great.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

It was a friendly bussiness dinner after a long day. Pizza was excellent and the sea food had compliments from my friends (personaly seafood is not my first choice but i tasted from my friens and it was very nice). Generaly you can find place but of course it is better to make reservation for dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Volturno 4, 40121 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: 051 233424

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?