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Osteria Satyricon

Via delle Armi, 3, 40137 Bologna, Italy (Savena)
051444320
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Ranked #19 of 1,145 restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Savena
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Savena
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Great food, great ambiance, great people, just great. Local, authentic food where we were the only tourists in the place. People waiting for a table. Make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We were party of 11 on a very busy Saturday night. A warm friendly welcome from the owner Fabrizio created a great atmosphere. We enjoyed a selection of starters/pastas/main courses and deserts, until we could eat no more. Each course prepared and presented with explanations. This restaurant outshines much higher profile restaurants both in quality of it;s food and customer... More

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Short North/Columbus
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is a great example of a local, non tourist osteria serving both typical classic Emilgian dishes as well as more innovative items. Warning: not in the historic center, out in Savena area, a modern working class neighborhood. Take a cab! To get a same night Friday night table we had to come at730 and give up the table by... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Ask frabrizio for his expertise as it is vast. His cheese supplier is top knotch and many items are locally sourced, fresh. Others are made by his father, who we suppose was the chef. We did not get to try the reveres bolognese or the handmade sausages but I can say the pasta and gnocchi were one of the more... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We've been traveling all over Italy for the last 10 days and this was one of the best dining experiences we've had yet! It's a funky laid back type place with an extensive menu of local favorites as well as some really esoteric items. We started with the home made sausage and meat plate and the scallops. We then had... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Food - excellent Service - excellent Value for money - excellent It is rare to have the opportunity to praise a restaurant in this way. This is a lovely family-run restaurant with a great atmosphere, a slightly quirky look and warm welcome. You do need to book and we were glad we did as we went on both a Saturday... More

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Glasgow, Scotland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Food was amazing, service great and a fantastic atmosphere. This is a very small family run restaurant in which a lot of the meat is made prepared by the owners father, we had the rustic platter to stater which was truly amazing each piece of meat tasted better and better. The tortellini was scrumptious and the polpette even better we... More

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Chicago, IL
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

After a few very good meals in more upscale Bologna restaurants, we chose Satyricon because reviews described a less formal scene. We really enjoyed the experience. Lots of locals with a rustic, funky, friendly informal vibe. The prices were more than reasonable and the food quite good. Yes, it's on the edge of town, but only a ten-minute cab ride... More

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Birmingham, UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We chose the restaurant based on the reviews on Tripadvisor, and got our hotel reception to book us a table (this is a must as it gets very busy and full!) Although a bit of a journey outside the main centre of Bologna (number 13 bus stops very close) it was well worth the trip. Possible the best meal we... More

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Bologna, Italy
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I second the good words written here, this is a simple warm place offering delicious dishes, the pastas are amazing, maybe the best in Bologna. As a local i feel very privilieged for having the opportunity to be in its vicinity

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