Osteria Del Sole
Osteria Del Sole
4.5
Bars & ClubsBreweriesWine Bars
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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James S
Edinburgh, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
What an amazing find!

Over 100 local Italians enjoying each other's company; we were the only tourists, which we love! What makes this place unique is people bring their own food to share with their friends. We saw people enjoying homemade cooking, pizzas bought elsewhere and birthday cake :-)

Drinks were very cheap and the service was friendly and really quick. Will be back there again tomorrow.

Wish we had found a place like this in Verona and Florence...
Written March 26, 2024
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01StephieG
New Haven, CT30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Osteria del Sole is worth experiencing. It is well known by the locals. It’s famous for the famous people that have visited it in the past. You buy your drinks and you can bring in outside food. If you don’t mind sitting in a crowded space, at a table with strangers, you will totally enjoy this novel place.
Written October 6, 2022
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lynndds
Sierra Madre, CA1,389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
A unique place to bring your own food & enjoy wine at a good price. There is no sign out front & it is very old school. I would bet nothing has changed in numerous decades. Friendly people & locals enjoying their sandwiches or other food they have brought with them. The gentlemen seem all to be old friends that probably go there every day.
Written March 13, 2022
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marian m
Athens, Greece61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
A true Osteria in every aspect. A place where you order wine, beer, spritz, grab your glasses and bring your own food if you like. A great communal experience where people are enjoying cheap drinks in an authentic, old osteria
Written June 13, 2022
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ErkiBear
London, UK388 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Emailed to book a table for lunch as thought it would be busy after being visited by Rick Stein but it was unnecessary. It's really tucked away and took us a couple of passes to locate the right doorway! It's the oldest osteria in Bologna and has a nice atmosphere but the drinks are nothing special. They don't do food so picked up a great sandwich from the deli on the corner.
Written October 9, 2023
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Phyllis K
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Was incredibly disappointing. Most everything in Bologna was. We went, expecting to just love it for the size, the population, photos we’d seen. We seemed to be in the worst part of town although roaming around quite a bit didn’t prove to be much better. It’s an older (I normally love older cities) citiy but tattered in a neglected sort of way. Food was abysmal. We didn’t think it possible to have a bad meal in Italy. In Bologna, we could not find a good one. Go to Pietrasanta (smaller) or even Milan. Milan is so much bigger but every inch is just beautiful.
Written November 9, 2023
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John W
Raleigh, NC140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Its not an osteria, regardless of the name -- its a wine bar -- but its been there in Bologna's Quadrilatero neighborhood since 1465, which in itself is reason enough to go. The crowds are local, the wine is delicious, and its always packed. Don't miss it!
Written February 6, 2019
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jomccormack1966
Edinburgh, UK82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Took a while to find but well worth a visit to experience some local culture €2 for a glass of processo and lots aid little food shop next to it to get some local food
Written May 12, 2018
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Nigel D
Doha, Qatar25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
As an Englishman I feel safe to say I am a bonafide expert when it comes to pubs, apart from the Irish most countries just cant replicate a pub, or so I thought.

Clearly the British and Irish public bars are in actual fact mere replicas of this ancient Tavern dating back to 1465. Its friendly ancient and down to earth with a true bohemian feel, we loved the place.

Review wise what to say, you can drink low price vino or you can drink very expensive wines, they have it all. Its the closest thing on the planet to an old world Tavern and for anyone who likes an atmosphere and maybe to possibly imbibe then this should be your pilgrimage.

Better still the food should always be excellent because you bring it with you, the idea is, you shop in the myriad of excellent food places around the Osteria and then bring it inside with you. All is aloud as long as you keep ordering drinks. Value wise its insanely low priced.

Top tip arrive early or you wont get a seat.
Written January 17, 2017
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HT1024
Singapore, Singapore1,061 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
What more do I need to say!? Very relax and friendly place. There are mix of locals and tourists who have found it. It's a little hard to find though it's just right on the Vicolo Ranocchi, as there isn't really a sign outside. We only found it after peaking into it through a rather small door and saw a very tattled poster on side wall behind the door. Once you are inside you can see the bar where you buy the drinks from, and you find yourself a seat to enjoy the drinks and food if you have brought some from the mercado. Wonderful to see lots of local pensioners chilling with their mates and having a good chat.
Written November 8, 2019
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