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Via Dell'Indipendenza 24, 40121 Bologna, Italy
051 231302
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12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
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New York City, New York
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant came highly recommended not only by Anthony Bourdain, but also by a family member who lives in Bologna. The service was a little stiff, with the head waiter a little stuck up, but the food more than made up for that. I ate the best tagliatelle bolognese I've ever had in my life

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Thank MyItalianDestination
Montreal, Canada
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Classic restaurant with well dressed waiters offering a good but distant service. No complaits here about the menu not beeing in english since... We are in Italy... Food was good but overpriced. I would not go back since there is much better and cheaper places in Bologna.

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Collierville, Tennessee, United States
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food, great location,gentle people, value received, thoughtful service. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank LS38017
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a classic Bolognese restaurant. I've eaten here many times over 40 years. The food and it's presentation is also classic Bologna. The boiled and roasted meat carts are old style Emilia Romagna staples that should be experienced. Similar style restaurants are found in Parma and Modena.

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Thank dan f
Mississauga, Canada
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We generally share our meals but were intimidated by the white jacketed service into choosing individual meals. Both meals, penne bolognesa and the risotto, could have served three people! Mouthwateringly good primi and delicious desserts.

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Thank Maria S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

I came here with my son after a friend recommended it to us. Unfortunately, we left in a bad mood after being ignored by the waiting staff and having paid too much for the amount we ate. We were not given an English menu and none of the waiting staff except for one person spoke English. The food was alright,... More 

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Thank Eser A
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

My sister and her husband came here on their honeymoon a few years ago and recommended I take our parents, during our two day stay in Bologna. I looked up the reviews and wasn't quite certain what to expect. Fortunately contrary to some of the reviews the food was delicious and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The menu... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

It's a very old school type long established restaurant in the city centre with waiters in white jackets. We had a very friendly waiter who explained the menu to us as they don't offer menu in English. There's two sections in the menu, the traditional and the daily menu. We started with a typical Bologese dish of tortolini in a... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We went here on the recommendation of an Italian friend, so went with high expectations. The service and wine was good but the food was really very poor. We're not even fussy eaters but it was barely edible; the standard I'd expect of a bad school dinner or microwave meal. In addition the bread was stale and the dessert trolley... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Terrible service and below average food. We wanted to have nice dinner but disappointed. Waiters are impolite and do not welcome guests.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $26
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dell'Indipendenza 24, 40121 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: 051 231302

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?