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Cantina Bentivoglio

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San Vitale
Italian, Mexican
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Bologna, Italy
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8:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 95
    Average
  • 44
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Did not know what I was getting into.....

It worked out OK. The band played in what felt like a cella, but was only a few steps down from the front section. Plenty of seating, I got a seat next to the stage. Food was quite good, service was ok. The band got better as the evening went on. Most the people sat around where I was seated... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Cirencester
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Dissapointing food. Price was over inflated...but perhaps that was the cover charge for the band? Generally disorganized chaos. Service? What service? As one of the the first to arrive & order food, everyone around us who arrived after had their food come first...almost an hour before we ate.

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Cirencester
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19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It worked out OK. The band played in what felt like a cella, but was only a few steps down from the front section. Plenty of seating, I got a seat next to the stage. Food was quite good, service was ok. The band got better as the evening went on. Most the people sat around where I was seated... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Everything was brilliant! Food was amazing and staff very friendly and helpful (we don't speak Italian). The band that was on that night was also amazing! a MUST DO in Bologna.

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London
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Second visit here, both business dinners and the food was pretty consistent. Good selection of specials, good wine selection and great atmosphere. Live jazz music was a plus! Service was good although we didn't quite get the help we needed with the wine selection, a minor detail and wouldn't put me off visiting again. Worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We hadn't made a reservation, so we arrived at opening time - 8pm. We learned that the jazz group would not begin until 9:30, but this was not a problem because the waiters did not rush us, and we took more than two hours to get through our hearty meal. A large serve of tagliatelle - good, and large fillet... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Very disappointing dinner experince. the food was not interesting at all and the servicemwas quite poor. Long wait to be served and when we complained the waiter started to tease us the whole night. prices are too high for low quality food. Tons of better places nearby!

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A friend and I ate here whilst visiting Bologna, we had such a great meal. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was perfect! I would highly recommend!

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Turku, Finland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Awesome little jazz bar with great athmosphere. We managed to get a table for two, even if the place was completely full and we hadn't pre-booked. We spent a night eating and drinking well and listening to Sugar Pie and the Candymen (lovely!). If you want to spend a nice relaxed night with good food and entertainment, this is the... More 

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Wokingham, Berkshire
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We booked for three of us. The place was busy - but that just added to the atmosphere. [No good for someone in a hurry though]. The food was of a good standard, the service was friendly and efficient but the whole evening was really made by the addition of the music. Sugar Pie and the Candymen played and sang... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My high school buddy, now a sociology professor and I went there on a Thursday night on a tip. We were lucky to get a table near the stage, where a jazz trio was playing Horace Silver tunes. We had eaten a late lunch in Ravenna and so ordered a light dinner. The handmade pumpkin ravioli were so good that... More 

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Additional Information about Cantina Bentivoglio

Address: Bologna, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > San Vitale
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 22 - 73
Cuisine: Italian, Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > San Vitale
  • Neighborhood: San Vitale

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 73
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 pm - 2:00 am

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