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Franco Rossi

Via Goito, 3, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39051238818
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Ranked #109 of 1,233 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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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Berlin, Germany
Senior Contributor
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 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
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Newbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

If you want to go for an authentic Italian grown-up evening meal without the high-dining stress then this is perfect! Staff were excellent and as our Italian was not great, they happily explained their fantastic dishes. Dress is casual smart. Expect to pay €100-150 with 3-4 courses and wine. Well worth it!

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

First off, this is the sort of place that excels in its service. We felt very comfortable putting ourselves in their hands for recommendations and were not disappointed. The room and table linens were lovely. We did the whole thing, having one antipasti, one primi and two secondi between us. The food was fairly classic Italian, but everything was beautifully... More

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We ended up just stopping in around 9pm to see if reservations were necessary and found that they directed us right to a table. It was in a front room, great location. The food was wonderful, we enjoyed everything, and the service can't be beat. They even give the woman a rose at departure. My husband thought he was ordering... More

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