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Via Clavature 18, Bologna, Italy
+39 051 229434
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Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Bolognese gem

Have been twice now, and have had a superb meal both times. Great local food, made with high quality ingredients. The menu is typically Bolognese yet still manages to be varied. As a vegetarian I can often struggle in Bologna but there's always been at least a couple of things available on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Kate S
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Bologna, Italy
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Have been twice now, and have had a superb meal both times. Great local food, made with high quality ingredients. The menu is typically Bolognese yet still manages to be varied. As a vegetarian I can often struggle in Bologna but there's always been at least a couple of things available on the menu. The service has been impeccable, and... More 

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Pfaffikon, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Tucked away in a quaint narrow alley just off the Piazza Maggiore, this tiny, time warped trattoria was a real find on our flying visit to Bologna. Perhaps the best bet to taste the typical dishes in a cosy and intimate ambience. On the menu are tortellini, little navel-shaped pouches filled with cheese or meat, and tagliatelle al ragu Bolognese,... More 

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Allschwil, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

In Bologna on a business trip, I went downtown to see the old part of the city and have dinner. I had asked for some recommendation in the hotel, but didn't like what I saw. So i just strolled along looking for a nice place. Finding this place was an absolute coincidence. Had I looked to the right instead to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Walked in as they just opened. My husband came in first, holding our baby. The place was empty, but the host said they couldn't seat us then. I then walked with our two other children, and the host said they were actually busy *the whole day*. So we just went somewhere else where they were happy to serve us.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

We visited the restaurant because it's menu looked wonderful. The two of us entered just ahead of a threesome. Neither group had a reservation. We were told the restaurant was full and the trio was seated. Clearly getting an extra customer seated trumped propriety. We will not return.

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Westchester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We always eat at Da Gianni when we are in Bologna. The food and service are excellent. Da Gianni serves the classic regional food that makes Bologna famous all over Italy and the wines are excellent and reasonably priced. We enjoyed Bissoni Sangiovese Riserva. It was a memorable meal. We had:tagliatelle with a luscious rabbit ragu and gramigna with sausage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We found this restaurant by looking in the guide books etc. Excellent food friendly waiters the only negative thing I can give is I felt the courses were a little rushed 3 courses gone after 1 hour. No breaks in between. Very busy people being turned away Highly recommend that you book. Well worth a visit.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We discovered this restaurant last year and enjoyed it so much we returned to Bologna just to eat here again! It was recommended to us by a barista when I stopped for coffee and asked for a restaurant "not touristy with a good kitchen". A lovely couple own and operate this cozy place. The husband cooks and the wife does... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We went to Gianni our last night in Bologna at the suggestion of or Cousin who lives there.We were not disappointed.The food and service were excellent and the prices reasonable.Tucked in the alley it is easy to miss but worth seeing out.Our waiter was attentive and helpful in making our selections and our meal was excellent

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

No hesitation in recommending this place if you want a great local Italian. All other diners were locals and the joint was packed all night - booking essential as they were turning away walk ins all night!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Clavature 18, Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 229434

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine

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