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Franco Rossi

#92 of 1,222 Restaurants in Bologna
#119 of 1,394 Places to Eat in Bologna
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Via Goito, 3, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39051238818
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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
  • 144
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    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:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This small place has very good food indeed. it is near Independenza and quite close to Piazza maggiore. The people are friendly. it is a pleasure to go there.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Disappointing experience. Last night in Bologna and had wanted a nice final meal. Instead, the food was underwhelming and relatively expensive for what it was. Nothing was particularly fresh or well prepared. Compared to some of the beautiful Bolognese food we have had, this was quite sad.

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Arrived here on recommendation from our hotel and a quick review of TripAdvisor suggested it was okay. First impressions were good with friendly staff and a complimentary small wine to welcome. The menu seemed reasonably priced (in theory; get back to that point). We each ordered a primi pasta (ravioli and tortellini in brodo) and a secondi (veal and breaded... More 

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Stanwick, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is so retro it's amazing! Even the pink menus for the ladies without prices! Certainly the perfect example of " if it isn't broken don't fix it" We had a wonderful evening excellent food & wine by the glass to accompany the courses. Faultless service and excellent conversation with the table next door. Go it's iconic! The Broker is... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

In Bologna and one of my friends had read John Grisham's book 'The Broker' so insisted we visit this restaurant but I won't go anywhere until I looked at Trip Advisor reviews! I wasn't disappointed! What a wonderful welcome into a beautifully quaint restaurant that made a pleasant change to loud, modern places! The table was set lovely and the... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We were looking for a good ristorante in walking distance from our hotel (Metropolitan) and TripAdvisor showed us to Franco Rossi. We booked our table trough TA as well. We chose the pre-determined 4-course with wine (il Broker). The service was superb, and our sommelier (whom I didn't catch his name) was very service-minded and explained the reasons behind each... More 

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England
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 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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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
2 reviews
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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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 to $144
Cuisine: Italian

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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 to $144
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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