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La Montanara

#29 of 1,331 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Santo Stefano
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Via Augusto Righi 15/a, 40126 Bologna, Italy
39051221583
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
First meal in Bologna

Felt lucky to have snagged a table here. While I don't think I'm a huge fan of the tortellini in brodo, the tagliatelle was the best we had in Bologna. Felt like we were in someone's home and were treated very nicely. Would recommend for traditional Bolognese cuisine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
lisa10002
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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

i can say just one word for dishes: DELICIOUS, first i had bean's soup, the best bean's soup ever, ravioli with zuccini with poppy seed was perfect, try it 😊😊😊

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Thank Rahime S
Bologna, Italy
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but delightful trattoria close to Bologna's historic center, with a menu firmly rooted in Bolognese tradition but full of original touches. Popular, and rightly so, with tourists, but it also attracts many locals (including me -- I live right across the street). Service is impeccable. Not the cheapest in the neighborhood, but not the most expensive either, and hard... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Felt lucky to have snagged a table here. While I don't think I'm a huge fan of the tortellini in brodo, the tagliatelle was the best we had in Bologna. Felt like we were in someone's home and were treated very nicely. Would recommend for traditional Bolognese cuisine.

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Thank lisa10002
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

This trattoria is located near the centre with enticing lights and an inviting set up, we felt like we walked into somebody's home. It is cozy, the food is fresh, tasty and well priced.

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Thank Lizzie H
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We highly recommend this restaurant! The food is superb - everything was fresh and delicous. The staff was friendly and helpful.

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Milford CT
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We first visited this restaurant in 2012 and recently return for our fourth visit. Everything remains excellent. It is now a must when we visit Bologna. It is a small place so make sure to make reservations.

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Thank Catsplash
Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Unlike many nearby restaurants, the menu is not huge, so you are guaranteed freshly prepared food. Always busy, local clientele, and booking almost essential. Friendly and professional staff and lovely informal ambience. Highly recommended.

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zurich
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Each time i come back to my beloved city i go here. Real Bolognese food. Very warm ambience. Feeling home in a snapshot. Try crescentine as a starter and mousse di mortadella. Primo piatto Tagliatelle. Secondo piatto..i am already full sorry... so i go for the Torta di Riso as dessert. All nice presented and the restaurant is very well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Small restaurant but dishes are served with taste...the lady also who served us is very professional and once she noticed we are ordering more quantity than we can eat she suggested for 2 times to reduce it in a very clever way...also the plates are generous and the wine amazing....

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Sarasota, Florida
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170 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel front desk and encouraged by TA reviews we dined at La Montanara and left greatly disappointed. Not that the food was bad; it just wasn't up to what other, nearby eateries of the same type and price range had served us. Perhaps we chose wrong, but every dish was recommended by the charming waitress. My "mortadella... More 

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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>  > Santo Stefano
  • Neighborhood: Santo Stefano
  • Phone Number: 39051221583

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine

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