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Via Pietralata 75/a, 40122 Bologna, Italy
+39 (0)51 523545
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Bologna, Italy
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240 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

I have been here s few times. The place is very nice, a bit small, just off the noisy via Pratello. This time the food was excellent. In The past I have not always been satisfied. Their selling point is that they serve dishes with 'organic' ingredients but the previous couple of times The dishes were a bit bland. The... More 

Thank Viridiana2012
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Really good to eat in this biological restaurant, not only pizza but vegetables, wine and pasta are very good taste.

Thank buongustaiopratello
Acton, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Top quality food. Fantastic service. Stupendous wine. Comfortable ambience. Don't play hard to get. Make time for this little osteria. You'll be happy you did. We most enjoyed their evening special of pancetta with peas and whipped pumpkin, but their quail was also superb. The chocolate fondant for dessert was out of this world.

Thank CarnivoreOnTheRun
Melbourne, Australia
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165 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place is hard to classify. It's not a vegetarian restaurant -- I had excellent prosciutto for my first course. But it is focused on sustainability -- the wine and the bread, both excellent, came from local sources. It offers unusual dishes -- I had a tofu tart with carrots as my first dish -- but they are unusual with... More 

Thank Michael V
Miami Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Great quality on food, everything is fresh, no microwave (!), the manager (or waitress in charge of the restaurant, not sure, is the most lovely one, you will come back here first of all because of her kindness with clients) I recommend to try their house red wine and the MENU DEGUSTAZIONE

Thank F I B
Ringmer, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

No-frills organic pizza place. We had a Bologna (mortadella, pumpkin, ricotta, tomato) and a Universita (tomato, lumps of buffalo mozzarella & fresh basil). They were both of a good size, with a crispy, crusty base, and with good quality toppings. We were both impressed and pleasantly surprised. Lovely beer too. Nice friendly service.

Thank TheDashingDiner
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We arrived on a rainy day in Bologna and stumbled by accident upon this great osteria. Everything was right about it - the welcome, the food, the wine, even the style of the menus made out of recycled cardboard ! It felt authentic and not created for tourists ( like Bologna itself !) As a group of seven "mature" students... More 

1 Thank lynnUk
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

The tagliatelle was very good as well as the vegetarian tasting platter (degustation). Awesome to find a place that caters for meat and non meat eaters. Will definitely be going back next time Im Bologna.

Thank Sarah C
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Visited Il Rovescio two times. Most guests were Italian, no tourists in sight. Food and atmosefere were great. Service was fine. If you want a taste of real (bio) Italian food, wines and atmosfere this place is definitely worth a try. Also the prices are great, main courses between 8 tot 15 euro's.

Thank Fverhulst
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Stopped at this restaurant whilst walking in this lively road on a Saturday night. The menu seemed interesting using only local produce found in season. The food was exceptional and the service too, definitely recommend.

Thank Cora V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $44
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Pietralata 75/a, 40122 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 (0)51 523545
Siamo il Rovescio, sotto i portici di via Pietralata, a Bologna. E' l'osteria dove si gusta una cucina genuina e locale a chilometro 0, con una cantina fornita di vini di preferenza biologici e biodinamici, fatti senza scorciatoie chimiche. La nostra e una piccola cucina, dove prestiamo la massima attenzione ai nostri piatti. Abbiamo un debole per gli ingredienti bio e per la freschezza dei prodotti di stagione e per preparare le nostre paste fresche e il pane usiamo solo farine biologiche.Una quarantina di posti raccolti in una confortevole stanza e in una piccola saletta dove, con cortesia, vi accoglieremo in una atmosfera unica.

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