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Il Cantuccio

#46 of 1,215 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Chowder, Seafood
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Via Volturno 4, 40121 Bologna, Italy
051 233424
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
best seafood dinner ever

this is my third visit to il cantuccio. two years after my last visit i found them at a higher level. they always cook seafood perfectly. but now they serve more delicious food. mixed antipasti was excellent like the grill plate. the portions at my photos are small just because i was alone there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Izmir, Turkey
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  • Romantic
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Izmir, Turkey
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98 reviews 98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

this is my third visit to il cantuccio. two years after my last visit i found them at a higher level. they always cook seafood perfectly. but now they serve more delicious food. mixed antipasti was excellent like the grill plate. the portions at my photos are small just because i was alone there and these are mixed antipasti.

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Skien, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A small cozy restaurant in a side street from via Independeza. Make sure you book in advance, as this place gets completely full 30 minutes after opening. There is no menu, they serve you a set menu of around 6-7 starters, followed by seafood pasta and a main course. We only went for the 7 starters, which we quite large.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Difficult to book a table but, if you get it, I recommend you to follow the recommendations!! It has been great, and a good relation cost/quality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Very very good , if you like fish it's the place to be, no menu, but leave it to Salvatore and you don't regret it , he will guide you for a special night and don't forget to take the home made sweets delicious , I will come again for sure next year xxx

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Riga
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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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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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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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9 helpful votes 9 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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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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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, Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?