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“Good Food and Excellent Value” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Buca Manzoni

Buca Manzoni
Via Manzoni, 6/g | Quartiere Porto, 40121 Bologna, Italy
051 271307
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Ranked #265 of 1,306 Restaurants in Bologna
Price range: $20 - $49
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Local renovated and traditional place in the pedestrian area of Via Manzoni, alongside the city's major museums: the Medieval Museum, Palazzo Fava, Oratory of St. Columban. The restaurant has 95 seats divided into a large room, an area closer to the part devoted to an inn and a private dining rooms where you can book for parties or business lunches which has a capacity of about 30 people.The cuisine is typical Bolognese prepared with fresh local products and accompanied by wines from the hills of Bologna and local birer. At lunch the restaurant is also ready for a quick lunch and economic. And possible to connect wifi and docking stations for laptops and mobile phones. Disabled access and bathroom with toilet for children. Access granted to animals prior communication with the manager. We are closed in Tuesday. July August and September open in Sunday Dinner
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“Good Food and Excellent Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Although the restaurant was very full due to a large party we were told a table would be free in a minute, and during that minute another 3 waiters asked if we were being served! Excellent Service, and a table soon appeared.
The food was excellent flavours from simple dishes and good value. We enjoyed it so much we even went back again on our last day of the long weekend.
Language didn't prove too much of a problem despite my very small knowledge of Italian.
The wine was cheap and enjoyable

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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roberta g, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Buca Manzoni, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
With gentle British guests for the wonderful review and for giving us confidence going into the room. Thank you also for the kind words of praise for our food and wine.
We hope to see you again soon.
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“A fine typical Bolognese restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This was our first try in Bologna on a rainy night. The restaurant is centrally placed down some steps under an old building but inside is large and well lit. The staff are very friendly. The restaurant is very good for standard Bolognese foods traditionally done; they are on the city list for typical regional cooking. Despite accomodating large parties and couples and families, the service was fast and attentive. The meals were large so take care with choosing. The tagliata of cold meats is very typical. The tagliatelli bolognese was the epitome of the standard expected. The steaks were huge and the vegetables abundant. We could hardy walk after dining. The wine was fine with a good choice. You cannot fail to enjoy dining here. The bill for two was 78 euros which was very good value.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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nicla2007, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Buca Manzoni, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thanks very kind host for its beautiful review.
We are happy to have it satisfied both the quantity and quality of our food.
If you were to go back to Bologna are still waiting for the other tastings.
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Wädenswil
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Hospitality all'Italiana”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Food was "simple" and typical, but excellently prepared. The staff was very Children friendly and humble. Definitely a place to visit. There is no more to say. Just go and try.

  • Visited August 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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nicla2007, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Buca Manzoni, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Thank you dear customer for its beautiful review. We agree with you: you have to try it for yourself and enjoy our traditional Bolognese. The still waiting when he returns to Bologna. Members of Buca Manzoni
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Valletta, Malta
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“fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

traditional bologna food excellent nice in the centre of Bologna.You can enjoy dinner inside or on the terrace.Service and atmosphere great and value for money.

Visited October 2012
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nicla2007, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Buca Manzoni, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thank you dear customer for its fantastic and brief review. If you were to go back to Bologna waiting for the other moments of tasting our traditional cuisine.
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Orange Park
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“Excellent Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Happened upon this restaurant on a side street off the main thoroughfare in Bologna and it was very pleasant surprise; so much so that we ate here twice during our stay (once for lunch, once for dinner). The owner was very nice and greeted us with a nice picture tour book of Bologna. Service was very friendly and prompt and the tagliatelle bolognese was excellent.

  • Visited October 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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nicla2007, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Buca Manzoni, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Dear customers, thank you for the nice rewiew and a description of our restaurant. We are very Passionate abaut the traditional cuisine and history of Bologna and the fact that this passion is also recognized for foreign customers gives us great satisfation. We wait for you retourn to Bologna.
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