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“Hidden gem - not easy to find but worth your while.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Trattoria Battibecco

Trattoria Battibecco
Battibecco 4, Bologna, Italy (Saragozza)
051 223 298
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Ranked #117 of 1,306 Restaurants in Bologna
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Saragozza
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Hidden gem - not easy to find but worth your while.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Small family run trattoria close to city centre but hidden down a small side street. The restaurant had an intimate and cosy atmosphere due to its somewhat secluded location away from the hubdub of the more tourist-orientated establishments around the main Piazza. Staff were friendly and couldn't be more helpful. The standard of the cooking was very good indeed. I was pleasently surprised by their attention to detail on the dishes. The homemade gamigna in saffron with salsicce was delicious. The salsicce was pan fried and seared before it was added to the gamigna. This was finally topped with a deep fried sprig of mint which fractured and tuned into small crispy fragments when broken up with a fork, adding to the taste and texture of the pasta. Dessert of homemade peach sorbet on alternating layers of thin crispy almond wafer and soft, white mascapone cheese was a fantastic mixture of flavours that complimented each other, while the wafers gave rise to a texture that was completely in contrast with the rest of the ingredients.
I'm not sure why this trattoria only ranked 86 at the time of visit in the city. I later dined at the Al Sangiovese (then ranked 8) where the staff were even more friendly, but I didn't think that the overall experience at the Trattoria Battibecco was that far behind.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Laguna Beach, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Awesome lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

The warm octopus salad was great, the baked squid was awesome and we even had the bolognese sauce which we liked! Wish we had gone for dinner...next time.

  • Visited September 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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Chicago, Illinois
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Memorable lunch...should have chosen for dinner!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful salmon tartare and caprese with excellent, attentive service, even outside. Great variety of local favorites and unique creations! I will be back!

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Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“The Middle of Things”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Trattoria Battibecco met our high expectations for food and service. It is a nice bonus that it is just a few steps off the Piazza Maggiore and both pleasantly and conveniently sited if you are on your way to or from San Francesco. We found sitting outside quite nice although there was only limited seating there. Suggestion: As with many other of Bologna's better restaurants, it is likely easier to get seated at lunch than in the evening, not to mention being a bit more moderately priced then.

  • Visited June 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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Potomac, Maryland
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“Extraordinary Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

A pasta and shellfish preparation (with a brown shellfish reduction) was perhaps the best pasta dish we have ever tasted. Excellent service in a refined but relaxed setting.

Visited May 2012
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