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La Montanara

#80 of 1,351 Restaurants in Bologna
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San Vitale
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Via Augusto Righi 15/a, 40126 Bologna, Italy
051221583
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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    Very good
  • 64
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  • 6
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Quality - no doubt

This place was a suggestion from co-workers in a business trip to bologna. Was a very nice surprise, that although is a small place, the atmosphere is really good. The food is of good quality, has that homemade touch, with a rustic appeal. The price is a bit high (our average was of 34... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
pacbaronet
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Barcelona, Spain
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were fortunate enough to get a table at this establishment twice during our six day stay in Bologna. On our first visit we were against the clock as we occupied a table booked by locals for forty minutes hence. We were hungry, and when the situation calls for it we can eat quick, we've been at it for while... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This place was a suggestion from co-workers in a business trip to bologna. Was a very nice surprise, that although is a small place, the atmosphere is really good. The food is of good quality, has that homemade touch, with a rustic appeal. The price is a bit high (our average was of 34€ without afterwards drinks), but the quality... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great restaurant serving fresh pasta, amazing balsamic steak and osso bucco. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. It gets busy with the locals so go early or book. One of the best restaurants along that street.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A simple, old-fashioned restaurant close to the station which serves great tasting, good value food.

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Paris
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The first thing you see when entering this trattoria is the atmosphere, which is really cosy with pans and other culinary device hanged to the walls. The service is kind and caring. We have almost felt as if we were the sole guests (which was far from being the case). We ordered pasta dishes, main course and dessert. Everything was... More 

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BOLOGNA ITALY
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135 reviews 135 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

A friend of mine arranged a "girls only" dinner in this restaurant last month. It was the traditional occasion for season's greetings before Christmas. Some six "old girlies" (do you remember Sandra Bullock' Yaya sisters?) in quest of traditional flavors of Bologna. Well, La Montanara did the job nicely. City centre, close to the University district, it's well served by... More 

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Zurrieq, Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My boyfriend made a reservation at La Montanara. We arrived a little early and the waitress told us to come 15 minutes later, which was inconvenient for us after a day walking and shopping we were tired and would have preferred if at least the waitress let us sit down and have a drink. The antipasti were delightful and freshly... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Visited this restaurant after reading the reviews and we were not disappointed. Glad we booked before we travelled too. Speciality of the house - traditional bolognese - was terrific. Followed by a beautifully cooked steak in balsamic. Highly recommend a visit.

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Santa Fiora, Italy
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94 reviews 94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

we decided to follow our nose at dinner and not reserve anywhere.this place looked so welcoming.we got the last table.next time i will reserve.it is run by women and the atmosphere is so pleasant.the staff is welcoming and friendly.the food was excellent.my husband had lasagne and i had tagliolini in a light tomato onion sauce.then i had sauteed spinach followed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

You must book or you may be disappointed. The food and service was brilliant. A small menu which confirms that your food will be freshly cooked. All reasonably priced together with the local wine. A small and intimate restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Augusto Righi 15/a, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > San Vitale
  • Neighborhood: San Vitale
  • Phone Number: 051221583

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

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