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Il Cantuccio

#36 of 1,230 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Signature Dishes 7 course fish meal

Situated in a quite by lane of Bologna the restaurant feels like home. No Menu, Personal family like service, run by a family. Nice homely ambiance. 7 course fish menu brings nice and tasty surprises. Liked the Limoncello liquor ending with ice cream as sweet ending.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Ajit S
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  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Situated in a quite by lane of Bologna the restaurant feels like home. No Menu, Personal family like service, run by a family. Nice homely ambiance. 7 course fish menu brings nice and tasty surprises. Liked the Limoncello liquor ending with ice cream as sweet ending.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is one of those unique Italian Restaurants my wife and I adore. Tucked away on a Bologna side street it is well worth seeking out, but book in advance. The dining room is small quirky and comfortable. No menu exists here, you will be told by your host of the days dishes usually eight courses. You will be advised... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Just sit down and let the seafood flow! Tell the owner/server you want him to surprise you and it will happen. You will get an outstanding selection of fresh seafood matched with terrific sauces, wine, grappa, sorbet all for one price of 45 euros. If you go anywhere to eat in Bologna, this is the one to try. Reserve as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

discovered this little 30 seat gem on TripAdvisor and had to try it for an overdue seafood fix. Warmly greeted and shown to our table. No menu but willingly agreed to a variety of dishes at the choice of the owner. Very family oriented feel with many regulars. First served a bottle of white wine along with a bottle of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you love all kinds of fish, you will love this place. No printed menu, and we did not understand the Italian verbal menu. A bit pricey, but worth it for all the delicious courses of fish, fun, and surprises.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Best sea food/fish restaurant I ever visited(trust me I've been to many). Small and exact dishes, many types of starters, great wine and warm and welcoming service

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

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  • 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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