Osteria Del Sole
Osteria Del Sole
4.5
Bars & Clubs • Breweries • Wine Bars
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11:00 AM - 10:00 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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marian m
Athens, Greece44 contributions
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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Whitefish8
London104 contributions
What a great place. My favourite and yes it is a bit of a hole in the wall. What character. I never knew the difference between an osteria and a trattoria. At an osteria you buy drinks and bring your own food. How great. We would never have found this place if our guide, Livia didn't tell us. Great place to try pignoletto (no, me neither). We had the house pignoletto at 13 euros (bargain) and we brought some mortadella in. We loved this place but if you are a clean freak do not come. It is authentic and old circa 1465. If you like dive bars you will love this as it has so much character. We went one evening and not many people were there. Highpoint of our trip and it reminded me the fun of a student bar.
Written August 3, 2020
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lynndds
Sierra Madre, CA1,046 contributions
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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jomccormack1966
Edinburgh, UK82 contributions
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, Qatar27 contributions
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, Singapore894 contributions
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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Chelsey W
Edinburgh, UK17 contributions
Couples
Bolognas oldest bar and the only bar I’ve ever been to where you can bring your own food whilst enjoying cheap (yet delicious) beer, wine or Prosecco. Would recommend buying some meat and cheese from the little shop opposite.
Written May 12, 2019
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John W
Raleigh, NC155 contributions
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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mojonaut
Carrickmacross, Ireland24 contributions
Couples
I loved Osteria del Sole and will no doubt make multiple visits on my current trip to Bologna. The place reminded me of my favourite local pub from home in that it was old and unpretentious and had a wide demographic, from locals, playing hijinks, messing with camera phones when they really didn't look the type, and singing quietly over their white wine and the pile of cherry stones they had just devoured the surrounds of, to tourists, who, like ourselves, had probably heard of the place in guides to Bologna's go-to places but may not have found it so easy to find despite its central location (there are no signs on the front to say where you are). Not least, we were tempted there by Rick Stein in his recent-ish Long Weekend in Bologna. The decor is cobbled together with, what to me looks like, politically left-leaning posters and art pieces. You may share a table with complete strangers. There is no music, so conversation is the entertainment. The drink is very reasonably priced, with a round for two costing the same as what I'd be used to spending for a pint for one in Dublin. The beers are cold, as is the white and fizzy wine. One of the most unique places I've been to in Italy.
Written June 27, 2017
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Jennifer W
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK12 contributions
Friends
After seeing this bar on a TV show we had to visit! The bartender was brilliant, after asking for 4 glasses of the same wine, he suggested a bottle which saved us a few euros and got us some extra wine. We had to sit outside as the inside tables were all reserved but it was mid afternoon and the weather was good. This place is full of character and characters. The only sell wine or beer and encourage you to buy food from local vendors and eat in the bar as they don't serve food.
It's easy to see why this is a favourite.
Will be back if I visit bologna again.
Written March 12, 2017
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