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“Not only italian can appreciate excellent pasta” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pasta Fresca Naldi (di Naldi Valeria)

Pasta Fresca Naldi (di Naldi Valeria)
Via del Pratello 71/A | Via del Pratello 71/A, Bologna, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 1,306 Restaurants in Bologna
Cuisines: Italian, Pasta
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Leigh, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Not only italian can appreciate excellent pasta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

On my many journeys to italy i have been and i will be compering restaurants to this place and none of them have matched food quality and flavour. I were lucky to live close by this place on my visit to Bologna. I was dining here several times, trying different dishes and must say food here is unforgetable. Not very ofter i give 5 stars but this place deserve 6.
They serve pasta only in litlle space with few small tables mostly to locals. Someone wrote that in May it wasn't very busy. I guess this person did not visit this place on Friday evening when lasagne were flying from oven faster then pigeons from piazza Nettuno. For tourists they offer english menu with description of types of pasta and sauces they do. Mrs Naldi is charming and helpful although doesn't speak english. Lasagne is so delishes, full of flavour and soft that you can recognise it's cooked fresh from the oven. Tortelloni with pumpkin(zucca) is simple, delicate and so delishes it's hard to describe. Tortellini with pork are exquisite as well. Only dish i wasn't big fan of is gramigna pasta with meat sauce which are thick, short noodles, nothing wrong with pasta but sauce is not matching level other dishes do. Other small criticizm, portions could be bigger. Prices between€6 and €8. Me and my partner were always sharing 3 dishes cause 2 were not enough. They are open Monday to Sunday for lunch and only Friday and Saturday for dinner 7pm till 11pm.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Mr”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Excellent pasta, very friendly and welcoming for tourists. Strongly recommended !
Location was difficult to find.
You could have your pasta in a nearby bar while having a drink.

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Nonna's Seal of Approval”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My Nonna was Italian and my family lived in Bologna - This place is truly authentic and delicious. The hardest part was finding the place as the street it is off of is private, so park a block or two away and walk the rest - it's worth it. The ladies who own the place speak only a little English, but they are very warm and will do everything to make sure you get what you like and, in our case, even walked the food to us as we had decided to eat at the bar across the street so we could enjoy a glass of wine with the pasta. Contrary to other reviews, one order could feed two if you are not too hungry. Everything is absolutely delicious and fresh - Don't miss it!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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112 reviews 112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Excellent Fresh Pasta - Seating at bar across road”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were 12 hungry people (including 10 teens), each with differing tastes, and these wonderful women created homemade pasta to suit each of us. We ordered and were told to come back in a few minutes. In about 10 - 12 minutes, our pastas were served in plastic containers, sealed shut for easy carrying (don't forget to grab the napkin and plastic cutlery). As told, we headed across the street to the bar where we ordered a drink (soft, water, anything) and dug in. I was worried that the portions seemed small but the pasta was incredibly filling and everyone loved it. Pastas ranged from 5 - 7 euros and the drinks another 2. And yes, the pasta, being fresh, was amazing.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Cruz, California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“This is real”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Everything about this place is authentic, off the beaten track it is really a take out place There are a few counter spots but you can take out food and sit at the nearby bar/cafe's and order drinks.

The proprietors are three generations of women, nonna, mama and daughter, absolutely delightful. There is a sign they will be open friday and saturday night

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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