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“Good, not great” 3 of 5 stars
Review of da Nello al Montegrappa

da Nello al Montegrappa
Via Monte Grappa 2, Bologna, Italy
051 236331
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Ranked #69 of 1,201 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $38 - $58
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Dal 1948 il Ristorante da Nello è sinonimo di "mangiar bene a Bologna"
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49 restaurant reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Good, not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

We arrived just after opening at 19:00 as we had tried to make an email reservation but it had not been confirmed. No matter, the friendly staff accommodates us immediately and sat us at a good table in the basement. We each had a soup for starter and I had a pasta for first plate. For mains I had the boiled meat and my companion had sole. All very good and served with flair and attentiveness. Don't get me wrong, the service was personable, friendly. The food was good but not as good as others we've had in Italy during this trip. Also, the place had a bit too much of a tourist feel to it with celebrity photos and a lot of churn. Recommended as a decent downtown resto, if you are in the mood.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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“A great place to experience the cuisine of Bologne”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel reception and on arrival we could see why immediately. We were instantly made to feel very welcome and shown to our table without delay. The restaurant was buzzing with locals and we were quickly made to feel a part of this. Menus and wine lists were delivered within minutes and we could have quite easily chosen anything from the extensive menu. The waiter spoke perfect English but was quite happy to let us try out our limited Italian. The food was delicious without being pretentious and the wine was reasonably priced and slipped down a treat. We finished our meal with the obligatory limoncello - a perfect experience in a wonderful city and all within budget!

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Lugano, Switzerland
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“Outstanding food, service, and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

We happened across this restaurant, and felt like we had won the lottery. It feels iconic ... I was expecting to find it rated number one in all of Bologna when I looked it up. The cotoletta alla bolognese was a phenomenal dish. The underground arches give extra ambiance. the lack of English being spoken in the restaurant was a welcome relief. I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised!

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NYC
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“Nice, authentic, accessible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stumbled across this unassuming restaurant, and it might now rank as our favorite restaurant in Italy. I enjoy any old school restaurant that's entirely staffed by old waiters, but we will be going back for the food. The Veal Bolognese was particularly nice--it's a mystery to me that more restaurants aren't this good. The house red was lovely and the tagliatelle bolognese was also nice. After attending a lackluster restaurant the night before, I genuinely enjoyed giving this restaurant money. I can't wait to do it again!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Super experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I'd booked one night before because it is always full with italians and tourists. Told them we d'ont eat porc. When we came to rextaurant, all information had been given and we received many suggestions. Tortelloni all ricotta with mushroom sauce, fried zucchini blossoms and veal were perfect. Even charlotte as desert was delicious. Prices are a liitle bit expensive but it is worth on it. Server name Stepano was very kind and professional. We have tried many restaurants in one week, i can say this was the best.

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