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P.zza Malpighi, 8/A-B-C, 40123 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 271736
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Ranked #331 of 1,324 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Fusion
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: San Franzisco lounge restaurant a Bologna è la cultura del cibo, non quella del nutrirsi, ma quella dello stare bene a tavola come stile di vita, dello slow food, del sapere scegliere il meglio in ogni occasione, del sapere come bere e come mangiare. Uno stile per tutti, che il ristorante lounge restaurant San Franzisco, in pieno centro a Bologna, mette a disposizione di chi, gourmet o no, apprezza le cose buone della vita per se o intende farle apprezzare alle persone più care mangiando e bevendo prodotti accuratamente selezionati.Maurizio Rovinetti vi aspetta al ristorante San Franzisco per condividere insieme queste emozioni.

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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Just a 5 minute walk from the Piazza Maggiore, this place was a little gem. Nicely presented and with a couple of interesting images projected onto one of the walls, we felt instantly at ease despite never normally eating in places as (for lack of a better word) fancy as this. Our waiter was brilliant, making all kinds of recommendations,... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

All the food we experienced in Bologna was truly excellent, but this restaurant was our favourite for the originality of its dishes and the elegance with which they were served. I perceived it as a kind of nouvelle cuisine, but Italian style: refined and beautifully presented, but cooked with a generosity of hand and heart (plenty to eat) and a... More 

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Belmont, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This place is exceptional, from warm service, great atmosphere and an excellent chef. You can even see him cooking through a window and salivate as he carefully plates lobster spaghetti (delish!). We had 3 nights in bologna and wished we ate here more. After sampling pastas from all of Italy, San Franzisco has hands-down the absolute best, perfectly cooked pastas.... More 

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Milan, Italy
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Friendly service, tasty dishes and reasonable prices. The tables are a little bit tight, but it's the food that makes comfortable. Anything else needed?

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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I was rapt because of meal in this restaurant. It was the best food I have ever eat! Dish was amazing and very original. I ordered cooked octopus with green pasta! And I also tried grilled prawns with bacon, black rise and sauce. Delicious! If you visit Bologna you must go there! Prices are very good according to amazing food.

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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

Try the mascarpone and liquorice and semi freddo fruits. Ravioli with pepper sauces was good. Fish linguini was with dried fish (?) and mint zucchini sauce was ok but a bit odd and not much fish. Good service and enough English to be ok.

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London, UK
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We came her based on Trip Advisor reviews in Italian language as we thought we'd avoid the more touristy spots. It's away from the main signts of Bologna but still a short walk from the centre of town. The food is interesting and really well executed. It started to get really busy at about 10pm with locals and I can... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

We went to this restaurant for lunch. It was really fresh and delicious!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

First thing: this is not as cheap as it says in the profile - a dinner for two consisting of two primi, one secondo, one dessert and a bottle of beer cost us 58 euros. The restaurant is situated on a main road: the outdoor sitting was very noisy and we chose to sit inside. The service was excellent and... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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61 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

The San Franzisco is located in Piazza Malpighi in the heart of Bologna downtown. The restaurant is very little inside but it has a place for eat outside. The restaurant has a menu for the lunch and for the dinner but the dishes are only a few and it hasn’t a very large selection. The cuisine is refined but he... More 

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Address: P.zza Malpighi, 8/A-B-C, 40123 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 051 271736
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
Average Prices: USD 14 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, Fusion

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