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Trattoria Gianni

Via Clavature 18, Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
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Ranked #154 of 1,233 restaurants in Bologna
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Santo Stefano
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335 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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Tallahassee, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

After some ambivalence about trying Gianni's after reading the reviews, my husband and I ended up walking right by the alley on Via Clavature exactly when we were hungry, tired, and less than appreciative of the heat. After the comments in a few of the reviews about reception and crowds, I was not sure what to expect when we opened... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We expected great things from this restaurant, but while the service was excellent, polite and attentive, the food was pretty mediocre. It was not a matter of pricing, as this is not an inexpensive restaurant... I own a small business and am loath to write a negative review,but the simple fact is that the owner needs to step up the... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We were a bit disappointed with this restaurant. The salad was clearly from a bag, the broccoli overdone, and the "fresh" pasta just so-so (but the ragu was nice). We were also disappointed to see other tables treated to a bit of limoncello at the end of their meals while we were not. For a vegetable, pasta and a glass... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Attractive little traditional restaurant with good menu and wine list. Comfortably busy at lunchtime.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Very nice, authentic trattoria even if it is on the tourist trail. Great food and reasonably priced, friendly service. Definitely try the bolito misto, mixed boiled meats with mashed potatoes and salsa Verde - sounds iffy but is really good.

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Woking, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Tucked down a little side alley so easy to miss but worth searching out. Helpful jokey service and excellent food. Do try the ravioli with tomato sauce and for the main course veal with Parma ham. Very good sangiovese reserva wine do ask waiters advice. Great atmosphere.

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Ghent, Belgium
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Great restaurant, very friendly staff! Absolutely wonderful food! Should be on your to-do list in Bologna!

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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Dinner with family at this restaurant tucked away in an alley off Via Clavature - warm and cosy inside with welcoming staff. Food and wine were excellent - pork fillet with balsamic based sauce - a highlight, simple but perfectly cooked beefsteak and beautiful veal parmigiana - adjacent pasta dishes also looked very appetizing. Able to squeeze in a quality... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

From Piazza Minghetti I was able to see this small trattoria, that simply invited me to come in. and even though they were extremely booked, we insisted in trying they're kitchen and they found a way to accommodate us - a table of 3. The service is efficient and the staff friendly and enjoyable. The food is extremely delicious. You'll... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We went in this lovely place at 9.45 pm without a reservation and was hosted by the owner ....... Which although the place was packed we still managed to sit down ...... The food is amazing and the service is fantastic ..... The two waiting staff are fantastic ( chip e chop ) with their boss on the look out... More

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