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Franco Rossi

#117 of 1,289 Restaurants in Bologna
#133 of 1,493 Places to Eat in Bologna
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Via Goito, 3, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39051238818
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Description: This must be one of the best restaurants in Bologna with a friendly...
This must be one of the best restaurants in Bologna with a friendly welcome, great service and a celebrated chef.
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  • 184
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Walking Distance from the Grand Hotel Majestic

Friendly owners and staff. They definitely take care of guests from the Grand Hotel Majestic so have the concierge call to make a reservation for your table. The restaurant was full and there were both locals and tourists. The food was good, but it may not be the true essence of the cuisine of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
sfisch
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new york
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new york
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly owners and staff. They definitely take care of guests from the Grand Hotel Majestic so have the concierge call to make a reservation for your table. The restaurant was full and there were both locals and tourists. The food was good, but it may not be the true essence of the cuisine of Bologna. Yet, it was a nicely... More 

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Thank sfisch
Monaco
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place in the old town. Courteous staff, lovely layout, a very knowledgeable owner (one of three partners) who lit up with enthusiasm when he discovered our interest in wine. On that note, the restaurant has a good wine menu with very honest pricing. This is the kind of place you will leave with a nice taste in your mouth,... More 

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Thank ABYigitbasioglu
Munich, Germany
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44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

My husband and I were fortunate to return to Bologna today for a short visit. Our pick for dinner? Franco Rossi, where we had enjoyed a delicious dinner two years ago. Once again, we were delighted with our food and the courteous, attentive service. If you find yourself in Bologna, try this restaurant. From fresh flowers and pretty linens to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Service was impeccable, table setting was delightful and the food was the best we have had during the past seven weeks i Italy. Don't bypass this place while visiting Bologna.

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uk
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Chanced upon this restaurant after finding our first choice was full, but it was during a public holiday. We were greeted quite formally which we found rather off putting but by the time we left my husband managed to break them down. The food was excellent especially the lobster pasta & the wine list comprehensive. We chose the sorbets, lemon... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Franco Rossi is a real traditional Italian restaurant. They serve really good traditional dishes. The staff is very friendly. They had an amazing wine list.

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Thank Claire N
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We were searching for a nice place to eat a meal in Balogona...after an unpleasant seating at another restaurant we stumbled upon a a young man sitting outside the Franco Rossi restaurant. Rinaldo turned out to be our server/host at this wonderful restaurant. We were treated to possibly our best meal of our three week trip to Italy. The Service... More 

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Thank Brent G
Langley, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

food horrible overrated bought from the store saying they the best! i dont think so. I dont know where, You dont know horrible people

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Regensburg, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I went there on a invite of Franco Rossi at 1pm today to meet at 3pm when i got there 3pm Franco Rossi different person disrespectful pretending to be magic acts sat down with the chef Leno then Giuseppe who instead of talking to me about the food and restaurant literally throws a menu at me read this! he says... More 

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Istanbul
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75 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

If you like real italian food with a good service ,Franco Rossi should please you. We have choosen on recommandation of Giuseppe and didn't regret . Starting with a delicious Prochutto and a very tasteful wine following with fish and pasta tartuffo. We have decided to come again to Franco Rossi. mmcin / Istanbul

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Goito, 3, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39051238818

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36 - 144
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?