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Il Cantuccio

Via Volturno, 40100 Bologna, Italy (Porto)
051 233424
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Ranked #46 of 1,257 restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Porto
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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3 restaurant reviews
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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
2 reviews
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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London
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

No longer a hidden gem, this tiny restaurant in the heart of Bologna is a must... Book well in advance to avoid disappointment (NB not always open on Sundays). With no menu, each course is a surprise; with about six or seven very filling fish antipasti and a main dish, this restaurant is a seafood lover's dream. The deserts were... More

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West Yorkshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

After doing a bit of research before travelling to Bologna I tried to telephone the restaurant before leaving the UK to book a table for the Saturday evening. Unfortunately the lady who answered did not have very good English or rather I can't speak any Italian so all I could translate was that they were closed. However not being put... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We came here early because we know from the reviews that it's a small place. When we arrived a man told us that we should come back at 8pm. So we waited almost 45 minutes. When we came back, he just said "no reservation, no place". Couldn't he say that earlier? What a bad service.

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Izmir, Turkey
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91 reviews 91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

my second visit to this restaurant after 5 months. actually i want to taste that beautiful foods i ate in february. but surprise, they served completely different food but delicious. again it was a beautiful experience being in il cantuccio and tasting their food. i suggest il cantuccio to everyone who visit bologna when you like seafood of course. don'... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

The seafood here is extremely good,every ingredient the dish makes sense and complements it. The place is small, but the atmosphere charming and the people very friendly. It is probably the best place in Bologna for a fish meal, and you won't regret choosing it. Reservations are a must

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