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Via Goito, 3, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39051238818
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Ranked #98 of 1,324 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $36 - $144
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This must be one of the best restaurants in Bologna with a friendly welcome, great service and a celebrated chef.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

During our three-day trip to Bologna we dined three times at Franco Rossi's. We could not get enough of the excellent cuisine, the open atmosphere and most of all, of the outstanding, generous and considerate personnel. We recommend Franco Rossi to everyone who is keen to experience genuine "italianità" concerning food, wine and ambience. The restaurant made a great contribution... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Really wonderful. Convivial atmosphere - I met a lovely couple from Bologna at the next table. The staff was very gracious and generous with an aperitif and a dessert wine as well. The food was very fresh, almost too fresh as my tortellini w butter and sage was a pinch too al dente - it could have used a minute... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

One of the best restaurants I have ever been. Not for the original or eccentric dishes. Just the taste and the service make every meal taste like the best. The wine is an experience when you drink it there. The Parmesan cheese they serve there should win a medal. Is an example of loving what you do!... when you do... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I was at this restaurant a great deal of times. I had a gerat experience with my entire family. The food is good italian style cooking. the veal with mushrooms especially is great. They have a great selection of wines and the stuff and the owner a very friendly.

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North London
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We stumbled across the restaurant and got the last table on a Saturday night. The restaurant is stylish and charming, the waiters professional and knowledgeable. In a city famed for meat dishes we had no difficulty eating delicious vegetarian food. The diners on the next table turned out to be the restaurant’s most loyal customers, eating there every week for... More 

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Trier, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very special and very traditional place. Local food is excellent. Beef with porcini mushrooms is something amazing! Good vine list. Friendly service and warm atmosphere. Restaurant is also famous that mentioned in "The Broker" a suspense novel written by American author John Grisham and published in 2005 :)

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had a great night at Franco Rossi. I loved the traditional male/female menus - and the rose I received when leaving. The food was good and the service was great! The waiters were a lot of fun and suggested an excellent bottle of wine to go with our meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

While in Bologna stop at this great restaurant. Good food and atmosphere perfect selection of wine. Very quiet, perfect for a relaxing evening. Check out the wash rooms clean and high class, a nice thing to find in Italy.

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Richmond, Virginia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

We had the buffalo mozzarella and carpaccio which was outstanding. The home made pasta was some of the best I have ever had. Also had the filet of beef with porcini mushrooms which was excellent. It was a good value considering the quality of the food. They have a great wine list including a nice list of half bottles.

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Ely
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18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Our hotel recommended this on our first night and we enjoyed it so much we went back for our last night. The staff are so welcoming and attentive (in a pleasant and non-creepy way). Almost as soon as we sat down, we were given a tasting of delicious pignoletto wine and brought small samples of food to taste. The menu... More 

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Additional Information about Franco Rossi

Address: Via Goito, 3, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39051238818
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
Average Prices: USD 36 - 144
Cuisine: Italian

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