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Franco Rossi

Via Goito, 3, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39051238818
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Ranked #116 of 1,257 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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English first
Province of Rimini, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was immediately across the narrow via from our hotel in via Goito. Service was excellent, staff were most welcoming and attentive to our needs. Food was superb and attention was given to the way it was served. Extensive wine list added to the memorable experience. Franco, the owner, also made us feel very welcome by visiting our table... More

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Duncan, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I have been to Franco Rossi's several times and I enjoy the quality food and extraordinary service more and more with each visit. If you have limited time in Bologna and want to experience not just great food, but service that is second to none, I highly recommend Franco's. The first time I visited Franco's it was on the recommendation... More

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Fulwood, null, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We booked an outside table and enjoyed some interesting chats with our fellow dinners, who were friends with Franco Rossi himself, who came to share a glass of wine with us. Since this was our first trip they decided upon a tasting menu of the best of Bologna food. Superb. It was truly excellent and I couldn't recommend it highly... More

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Berlin, Germany
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

you can eat very well in Bologna in many places and perhaps also somewhat cheaper in quite a few. Service here was very attentive and good, the food very good and the atmosphere relaxed and friendly. I recommend it.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I enjoyed a lovely meal at Franco Rossi. Everything was fresh and tasty. I had veal in a balsamic vinegar and wine sauce. Delicious. My other half's semi fredo with chocolate sauce was fantastic. The service is good but initially I was perplexed by the very sexist and over bearing attitude of the waiter! I was presented with a pinkish... More

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We ate in this restaurant two nights in a row. If we had found it earlier in the week, I expect we would have been there more often. They were able to offer wide variety of gluten free dishes for all courses. They also catered for another customer, with a dairy and gluten allergy. I have to say the food... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I arrived in Bologna without having booked a restaurant for my fiancees bday and was recommended to come to this venue by our hotels manager. Its honestly one of the best meals I have ever eaten through a combination of great service, amazing food and lovely venue. We were looked after by Pasquale who was perfect and the rest of... More

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Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Nice, romantic place hidden in a small side street of Bologna. We had a lunch there and it was one of the our best lunches in Italy. Delicious meals, very cosy and relaxing atmosphere.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Food was superb. Spent 3weeks in Italy and this was among the top 3 dinners we had. We found the restaurant by chance and were more than pleased with the service, ambience, and, of course, the food. Enjoyed the Grisham connection!

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Small, intimate and romantic. The food and wine list are incomparable. The staff is very attentive and the ambiance is very romantic! I tried all of the great ones in Bologna and Franco Rossi is far and away the best. Try the Prawn Carpaccio, Green Lasagna, and Grilled Prawns wrapped in Bacon The Lemon cello was homemade. Also, the Balsamic... More

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