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Il Circolino

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Via Belvedere, 3 | In pieno Centro Storico, Dietro Il Mercato delle Erbe, 40121 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 221383
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: From the passion and the experience for the good food comes Il Circolino, a...
From the passion and the experience for the good food comes Il Circolino, a friendly and quiet atmosphere perfect to taste the typical recipes of the emilian gastronomy. Homemade pasta, meat, fish, "crescentine", "tigelle" and pizza cooked in a pan located in the hystorical center of Bologna. The menu proposals are different day by day to ensure the freshness and quality: tradition means to follow the semplicity and seasonality of the products!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delightful surprise

We didn't have high exoectations when we sat down at the outside tabkes but on a Saturday in August when so many places were shut I (resident in Bologna almost 20 years) settled on Il Circolino as it had an Emilia menu and reasonable prices. I had a lovely and beautifully presented beef tartare... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Carmelita
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Bologna, Italy
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Bologna, Italy
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We didn't have high exoectations when we sat down at the outside tabkes but on a Saturday in August when so many places were shut I (resident in Bologna almost 20 years) settled on Il Circolino as it had an Emilia menu and reasonable prices. I had a lovely and beautifully presented beef tartare while my British guests ordered Tagliatelle... More 

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Valletta,Malta
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181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

went on a Friday night wasn't so busy, so service was fine...it`s a family restaurant where food is simply delicious and of a great quality but still surprisingly cheap. Had 1 Pizza between 2 for a starter 8/10 1 fish 9/10 1 Steak 9/10 Great Fries 10/10 ( Best ever eaten) 1x 1/2 carafe housewine 7/10 2x large water &... More 

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Thank Mario A
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Stumbled across this last year while in Bologna, went back again that trip and a year later searched the streets (with my very patient girlfriend) trying to find it. I'd told her about this place when I returned home in 2011 with the promise that I'd take her there this year. It was worth it the wait. I fell in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2008

Many fantastic wines, most for 8-10 euro a bottle (!) was the first thing to notice. We had a 2003 valpolicella for 8 euro which was fantastic.. My entrecote (10 euro,with bone and about 400-500 grams) was the best entrecote I have ever eaten in my life ! Will certainly eat here again when I will be in Bologna next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Belvedere, 3 | In pieno Centro Storico, Dietro Il Mercato delle Erbe, 40121 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 221383

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

Description

From the passion and the experience for the good food comes Il Circolino, a friendly and quiet atmosphere perfect to taste the typical recipes of the emilian gastronomy. Homemade pasta, meat, fish, "crescentine", "tigelle" and pizza cooked in a pan located in the hystorical center of Bologna. The menu proposals are different day by day to ensure the freshness and quality: tradition means to follow the semplicity and seasonality of the products!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?