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La Montanara

#78 of 1,247 Restaurants in Bologna
#105 of 1,420 Places to Eat in Bologna
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Via Augusto Righi 15/a, 40126 Bologna, Italy
051221583
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Satisfying Family Meal

This is a very solid place to eat in Bologna. The menu is not as extensive as other establishments but whatever they do they do well. The ambience is cozy and services are friendly and well paced. The clientele was 50% locals and 50% tourists the night we had dinner and I would consider that a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Empire, Marshall Islands
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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manchester, UK
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had recommendations to attend here from our hotel.....and a great reccomendation it was. Our timing was perfect as we managed to get a table for two. However 10 minutes on and the place was packed and people were being turned away. The waitress was very friendly and helpful, even putting up with my poor attempts at Italian. Very reasonably... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Excellent little restaurant where you can really taste the local cuisine. Great charcuterie appetizer (the best mortadella I ever found), tagliatelle bolognese. Very good Lambrusco as well. The place is very nicely decorated. The service is quick and precise. Prices more than reasonable, A must if you are in Bologna and want to try the local cuisine and avoid tourists... More 

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Empire, Marshall Islands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a very solid place to eat in Bologna. The menu is not as extensive as other establishments but whatever they do they do well. The ambience is cozy and services are friendly and well paced. The clientele was 50% locals and 50% tourists the night we had dinner and I would consider that a good sign. I would... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Bologna is often considered the food capital of Italy – and thus it is ideal to eat heartily. There are a whole range of eateries, but for at least one meal try to dine at one of the home-style Trattoria – this is a great choice. Small, welcoming and filled with old dish ware and lanterns hanging from the ceiling,... More 

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Opava, Czech Republic
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This place is what i like! You see people who are enjoiyng they work! Great service, food is nice, not The best but exactly what i expected! Also offer Of wines was fine! For me really place which i ll visit again

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Singapore
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We are sorry to say that the quality of the food is very poor,we had pasta dishes and Heinz tinned pasta would have been a million times better. Poorly cooked, poor quality, poor presentation and poor taste. Either over cooked and tough or under cooked. Do not know how it gets good reviews. When left most of the food and... More 

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Zurich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I was very impressed by this place. It was my 4th time in Bologna so I was very familiar with the local cousine already.. and this place really stood out. Love the appetizer, meat dish, salad, and wine recommendation. Wait staff was also very nice and spoke very good english.

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Colorado
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Had dinner at La Montanara at the recommendation of our hotel. it was a good meal, we started with cheese, then may wife had monk fish and I had a steak. Food was prepared well and tasty. Service was ok, sort of nothing memorable either way. The decor was interesting, it's based on head boards hung on the wall. Good... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We ate here on the recommendation of our accommodation and we were not disappointed. The waitress was very knowledgeable, as I had asked for the salad without bacon as I am a vegetarian and she said it would be very boring. Instead she suggested the Quiche Lorraine, which normally contains ham, but she assured us that it was vegetarian. it... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 466 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Enjoyed a really good meal here on the recommendation of Roberta from B&B Benelli, service was very good mostly and the place got very busy so worth booking as otherwise you might not get a table. There was a moment when there seemed to be shift change and another waitress appeared who seemed a little confused and out of her... 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>  > San Vitale
  • Neighborhood: San Vitale
  • Phone Number: 051221583

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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