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Cantina Bentivoglio

Bologna, Italy (San Vitale)
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Ranked #290 of 1,234 restaurants in Bologna
Price range: $22 - $73
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: San Vitale
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English first
Kihei, Hawaii
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Food was very good and the music, starting at 9pm was excellent. Jazz al fresco! Good people watching too.

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Edina, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This was one of the major highlights of our stay in Bologna. We didn't eat here. We did come after dinner twice for a drink and to listen to live jazz. The music hall is downstairs. The stage is in the center of the room with tables in an arc around it. The musicians we heard were great. The cover... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We went here for my Mum's 50th birthday as she loves jazz music. We were pleasantly surprised to find the food was also of an excellent standard. Tortellini and beef fillet, the best I've ever eaten. Dessert was also incredible. Wide selection of wines.

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Paw Paw, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Been in Italy over a week now, most of it in Bologna, some in Rome and this was my best meal so far. We are actually going back tonight. It is a bit pricey, but everything over here is pricey, especially if you are going to sit and have a real multiple course meal.

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Pero, Italy
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144 reviews 144 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The Via Mascarella offers a choice of restaurants and bars, but this is probably your best bet. Service is kind and prompt and the food absolutely top notch. Your average check will be in the region of Eur 40 per head, which is very good value for the quality of the meal and the surroundings. The restaurant offers live jazz... More

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new york
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We were looking for a place to hear some live music and our hotel suggested Cantina Bentivoglio. We had a light dinner and then enjoyed the music. We didn't have a reservation, just walked in, and they were able to accommodate us, but the place definitely filled up. It seemed like a place that was popular with local Bologna residents... More

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Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

After a few reviews saying this was the place to get some of the best, traditional bolognese sauce, we had to check it out, and we're so glad we did! We went during the week, so it wasn't as packed as some of the other reviews we have read said. But by about 9:30pm, the restaurant did get pretty crowded.... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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244 reviews 244 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Outstanding lasagna! I can't say enough about how delicious it was, with the noodles al dente and almost as thin as parchment. As we entered the restaurant, we saw an Italian nonna-esque woman rolling the pasta by hand, so we knew this was going to be an authentic meal. We ate in the lower area, which is essentially the basement... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

we sat outside in the street while listening to the jazz live music, nice atmosphere and great food, fish and meat, great wine too (wines start from 16 euros per bottle), a bit overpriced

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falmouth, MA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The only poor food and service we experienced on our trip. They made a mistake on our order and charged us for the mistake and the correct item. As you sit outside they have street peddlers harassing you to buy trinkets. The restaurant seemed oblivious!

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