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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
Closed now
All hours
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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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We came across this place for lunch. The staff provides great service with menus and drinks provided quickly. The food is fresh and delicious. We had a salad and vegetable dish to start and pastas for main. It was all so good. I would go back!

Thank MelHassan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

While walking through Bologna with my italian friend he offered to take me to this lovely place for a pizza since I am a pizza lover i had to go the staff was kind and friendly the menu was short but you could see they put a lot of care in their ingredient choice and my friend told me they... More 

Thank ocirne777
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Honest food and good information about wine. Loved it and would definitely come back!

Thank Bjorngent
Vancouver, BC
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch at this little spot tucked away on a side street away from the main tourist area and enjoyed a nice light meal - not always easy in Bologna. We shared a fabulous Salumi plate - fabulous local mortadella, ham, prosciutto and salami - and then each had a gazpacho - mouth exploding flavours that sang for long... More 

Thank TannisH
Leuven, Belgium
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

A lovely little restaurant, gob-smacking food and a lovely staff! two thumbs up for this place! Do try the lovely stuffed zucchini flowers!

Thank chubbyjayu
Bologna, Italy
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282 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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167 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $44
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?