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Trattoria del Gallo

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Via Ferrarese, 1, 40013 Castel Maggiore, Italy
051765100
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 200
    Excellent
  • 261
    Very good
  • 107
    Average
  • 74
    Poor
  • 36
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Tradional Bolognese Cooking

A real find, outside Bologna at Castle Maggiore but worth the effort. A busy osteria frequented by locals, drivers and businessmen near the motorway. Good traditional simple dishes cooked the way the used to and still should do! Good pasta including lasagna and a excellent tagliatelle with honest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2014
MangiandObene406
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Bologna, Italy
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Milan, Italy
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Hi. From outside you won't pay a penny for this restaurant. When you just get in it looks rustic but then you start eating. Starter in the average, first course wow, second course (tagliata) it's simply fantastic. It's served in pan full of olive oil and you just help yourself. After the tagliata the waitress asked for eggs in the... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We went to this restaurant for lunch. They didnt have a menu so the waitress told us what they have. We order tagliatelle con ragu, ravioli, marinated beef and roasted vegetables. Tagliatelle were fine, ravioli too small portion, my husband like the beef but for my taste were floating in oil. Vegetables were good. Price was around 30 eur per... More 

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Adrian, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 630 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a hidden gem just outside of Bologna that serves up terrific homestyle Italian food. It is very close to the highway and makes a convenient place to stop for passersby. But it was also popular with the townsfolk by all appearances. Our Italian colleague took us to this place for lunch on our way from Milano to Pisa.... More 

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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I've been traveling from Canada to Italy for 8 years now and we always try to find time for this little gem. The pasta is fantastic but the beef is hard to beat. And when it's gone, have the egg! I'll keep going back.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

"Half of Bologna comes here for the famous tagliata, the other half comes here for the desserts". I think this is in a nutshell all there is to say about this outstanding family run restaurant just outside Bologna. It is easy to reach it, just take the road towards the Fiera and keep going straight towards Ferrara. Once you get... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

A real find, outside Bologna at Castle Maggiore but worth the effort. A busy osteria frequented by locals, drivers and businessmen near the motorway. Good traditional simple dishes cooked the way the used to and still should do! Good pasta including lasagna and a excellent tagliatelle with honest prices makes it worth a visit. House wine could be better but... More 

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Porto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is my first time here at Trattoria del Gallo. A little far away from Bologna centre but worth the 15 Euro taxi drive. The pastas are all great and homemade. Than you can’t miss the Tagliata. I nice piece of meat as only Italians can do . Perfect cooking and perfect taste. To finish the quantity of deserts are... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The pasta was superbe, like it should be, but the most fantastic dish was the filleto di manzo (beaf) : it was just fantastic. The taste was spot on and it melted on you tongue....the best beaf I ever had. The should however make a bit more room, because you are cramped a bit inside the restaurant. To much tables... More 

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Malta
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

What an exquisite meal!! This trattoria is located in Castel Maggiore, some 10 minute drive from Bologna's centre but it is so worth the drive. This was recommended by our receptionist who also placed a booking as this place is very much sought by locals. And indeed it was jam packed. It doesn't have a fixed menu and dishes are... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

try gramigna, garganelli agli asparagi, two tipes of special pasta, and then tagliata, excellent filet meat. dessert all you can eat is included in great price

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Ferrarese, 1, 40013 Castel Maggiore, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Castel Maggiore
  • Phone Number: 051765100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?