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Franco Rossi

#83 of 1,245 Restaurants in Bologna
#110 of 1,418 Places to Eat in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Goito, 3, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39051238818
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 156
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 36
    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
Old fashioned restaurant, good food, staff and prices

Old fashioned restaurant in the Italian tradition which is nice to see. Quite small, again nice, staff are excellent and food good. The portions are a good size too, so.fed up with huge plates of food for both starter and main course. Husband had kidneys first time we'd seen in Italy and he... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
NoelDubai
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Ko Samui, Thailand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Ko Samui, Thailand
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116 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Old fashioned restaurant in the Italian tradition which is nice to see. Quite small, again nice, staff are excellent and food good. The portions are a good size too, so.fed up with huge plates of food for both starter and main course. Husband had kidneys first time we'd seen in Italy and he enjoyed. Good wine list again not hundreds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Awesome food and awesome service. I had been here before, with a really special persons, food always was excellent! Today they mad me a wine tasting! Always perfect here!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The food was good and reasonably priced but the evening is made by the staff who are attentive. A free aperitif with some Parma ham on arrival. They had run out of the red we selected in half bottle size so they volunteered to open the full bottle and duly gave us half. At the end a glass of grappa... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We arrived at 6:30 ... 30 minutes before it opened by a wonderful gentleman named Rinaldo... the bull. We walked for another 30 minutes and were treated to one of the nicest meals of our three week trip. We had a glass of wine while the restaurant was finishing its opening... then continued with several courses with the ultimate best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Good food, very friendly and efficient, decent value for a good meal out. Whole large lobster for main course only 26 euros. Glass of very nice prosecco on the house when arrive!

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Bologna, Italy
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Invited by friends on the hottest night of the year, to find out that the air conditioning was out of order. They moved us down to the cellar only after our request. We had a nice caprese with mozzarella di bufala for a starter, my friends enjoyed their pasta: tortelli di zucca and strozzapreti ai funghi, while I tasted a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Been there so many time with customers. As a professional in my field I need to take my customers out to restaurant on evenings. I never been disappointed about the food and the quality of the service. Such people running the restaurant are there to satisfy your palate. I love this place and I would recommend any time.

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Rio de Janeiro
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Very good service, great Menu, good wines, but the most important: both brothers Franco and Lino supervise all time everything. Romantic and family space. All aroud you can see Bolognians eating and drinking. Is a real Bologna Restaurant, not a tourist trap. Wonderfull.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Small restaurant just in front our hotel. Great food and service.A little more expensive than usual but worth it.

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Tel Aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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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: Romantic, Doing business, 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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