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La Montanara

#86 of 1,321 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
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 163
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    Very good
  • 61
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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
Most recent review
Great homely food

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Alli W
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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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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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
104 helpful votes 104 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
48 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Such a great dinner and one of the best antipasti plates I've had. Great wine, great service and atmosphere. Highly recommended for dinner.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Only a limited menu but we were made to feel so welcome as though we had stepped into their own house. I would strongly recommend to anyone. So good we went again the next night.

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Bologna, Italy
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Five star! Was there last night... but have also been there in the past. This belongs to a shortist of my favourite restaurants... for sure one of best spots in bologna for price/quality. Food is great, atmosphere is relaxing, and people serving very kind and patient. The only regret is that is very small so you should book...

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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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