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Franco Rossi

#101 of 1,212 Restaurants in Bologna
#127 of 1,370 Places to Eat in Bologna
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Via Goito, 3, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39051238818
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 136
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    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
very nice restaurant

The only criticism i have of his restaurant is that it like stepping back in time to a restaurant of the late 70s - please note that this is not necessarily a bad thing but it is the reason it got 4 stars and not five! We went for lunch and had read comments that it was very good but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
purcellfamily
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England
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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England
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The only criticism i have of his restaurant is that it like stepping back in time to a restaurant of the late 70s - please note that this is not necessarily a bad thing but it is the reason it got 4 stars and not five! We went for lunch and had read comments that it was very good but... More 

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South Coast
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We went there twice. The food and the wine were excellent - although that seems an understatement. On the whole the service was very good, with the exception of a young man who was probably very new and needs to gain experience. My wife was sensibly offered a starter of asparagus while her main dish was cooking. I didn't order... More 

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Viborg, Denmark
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had made a table reservation and when we arrived the waiter started to give os some wine which he said was on the house but om the bill he tolk 20 euros for covert preis for 4 persons - its normaly 2 euros per person or 8 euros for 4 persons in italy. The food was fine but not... More 

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is not just a good restaurant. It's *really* good!!! Everything impresses, from the pleasant outside appearance, to the food and equally important - the service. It's not the cheapest restaurant in Bologna, but not the most expensive either. If you want a fine dining experience this is certainly a great place to go. Check out the cellar dining area... More 

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Miami Lakes, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is not a cheap restaurant, if cheap is what you are looking for, look elsewhere. Now that I got that out of the way, it is still an inexpensive place for the fine quality and service it offers. A comparable meal in the US will easily be triple the price and that's if you can find a place this... More 

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Province of Trento, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

There is not much words to describe the awesome experience we had at this restaurant, to where we were guided by our hotel receptionist. The price is a little high, but its worth every penny spent. The quality of food is very good and you get the opportunity to enjoy ultimate quality and tasty Italian food. Further, the staff and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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NY/NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine

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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