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Vecchia Bologna

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Mine Road, Bridge of Allan, Stirling FK9 4DT, Scotland
01786 833617
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Description: Beautiful quite setting, private gardens and large car park. open 7 days...
Beautiful quite setting, private gardens and large car park. open 7 days lunch and dinner
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  • 176
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
true italian food

I have been there several times for dinner: good quality food, well prepared and served, real italian style: probably the best italian restaurant of the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Fabio D
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Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been there several times for dinner: good quality food, well prepared and served, real italian style: probably the best italian restaurant of the area.

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1 Thank Fabio D
Mintlaw, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First class. I asked for a carbonara which wasn't on the menu and I got this without any fuss. It was delicious. I would certainly come back .

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Thank Alfred T
Bridge of Allan, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We finally managed to go for dinner to the Vecchia Bologna and now regretting that we did not go earlier :( The dinner was excellent! The food was fresh and served hot (which is not a guarantee in some restaurants) and the atmosphere was very relaxing. We had the antipasta and the grilled vegetable as appetizers which both were tasty... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was busy ,two large parties and many others, I reckon at least 80 covers , nevertheless service was smooth with no waiting. We had the carvery which was excellent . Caroline, the head waitress, was splendid as usual , cool ,calm ,collected and very much in charge. The other waitresses were cheerful pleasant and attentive. Thoroughly enjoyed the... More 

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1 Thank Tommy M
Alva, Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 of us had dinner here on Saturday night to celebrate my sons birthday. Lovely setting, warm welcome even although our taxi was late and we arrived 15 mins late. Friendly service, we all enjoyed the lovely Malbec, very reasonably priced. The food was very good, delicious mussels, My son and his girlfriend both had the veal, which they really... More 

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Marple Bridge, Stockport
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Highly recommend this for choice and quality. Although uphill from the main street through Bridge of Allan, it was certainly worth the walk. The bruschetta was the best I have ever tasted and we shared two pasta dishes which again were delicious. Affogato to finish completed a lovely dinner!

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Thank LaFrost30
Perth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Located in the Victorian part of Bridge of Allan, in the old pump room of the former Allanwater Hotel, Vecchia Bologna is a lovely spot for lunch or dinner. We were there for a family lunch. The food was excellent, the ambience was relaxing, the tables were well-spaced, and our 7 year-old grand-daughter enjoyed the play area between courses.

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1 Thank 186565David_W
Irvine, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Once again a lovely meal in this gem. I had ribeye steak which melted in the mouth. Friend had the pork knuckle, absolutely huge and delicious, maybe should have forgone the starter. Other choices were spiced sausage and pizza both of which were devoured with joy.

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2 Thank Irene M
stirling
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Visited yesterday for Sunday lunch with partner. Restaurant was very busy with families, large groups and couples, but nothing stops this restaurant and its staff from delivering excellence both in food and service. Lunch was a joy, with lovely atmosphere with smiling, happy people everywhere enjoying the lovely food. Carvery as usual was delicious with the usual care given to... More 

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2 Thank SunnyLM
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

A really good Italian restaurant that serves big pizzas and plenty of pasta. Everything seemed to be fresh, hot and well made.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mine Road, Bridge of Allan, Stirling FK9 4DT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Stirlingshire  >  Stirling  >  Bridge of Allan
  • Phone Number: 01786 833617

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 48
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions

Description

Beautiful quite setting, private gardens and large car park. open 7 days lunch and dinner
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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