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Via Dell'Indipendenza 24, 40121 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 231302
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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229 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had my doubts due to some misguided reviews, but was thrilled and delighted by my experience. First, and most importantly, the food is delicious and spot on historical; very classical dishes that are wonderful, fun, and delicious. The service is formal but VERY friendly. The room is spacious with very comfortable tables. The room is quite lively, with people... More 

Thank Nefelokokigia
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very average for Bologna. French style old school waiters (rude & snooty). Food good but nothing special. Really limited wine list.

Thank Tony S
Level Contributor
50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Diana is the old style bolongnese Restuarant its a place that dosent change with time all male waiters in all the years i have been coming to DIANA the food is consistent tasty u really cant go wrong with anything you order dont expect modern flare you will be disappointed 😔 KEEP up the good work boys

Thank Phillip Z
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was hesitant about this restaurant due to the mixed reviews but found it to be an excellent choice in Bologna. I was also concerned because it appeared quite formal but ended up being very comfortable. My husband and I ordered and shared one item for each course and found that to be a perfect amount of food. Our server... More 

Thank BornFrisee
Stornoway, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although the Diana visit came after a recommendation from a friend, our culinary experience was very disappointing. The fare at the restaurant was over-priced retro mediocrity. The food overall was average and the snooty attitude of the waiters made you feel that you were privileged to be allowed to eat here. Don't be tempted by the exhortation of the waiter... More 

Thank 747alasdairm
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

In the afternoon I asked a guy working at a local cafe where He would eat in town - Diana, with no hesitation. We booked our table and arrived at 7.25 - not open yet so strolled about for ten minutes then went back and it was already filling up! G&T followed by gelatine de Pollo with insalata russe, and... More 

Thank Susieferguson1964
Scottsdale, Arizona
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

White coated waiters who bow, hold chairs, and are actually happy to be working. Cuisine presented in the grand old style...many serving plates, towels over servers arms. I think I heard heels clicking! Appetizers were tasty but the entrees were divine. Fritto misto for my husband was a multi course dinner on a single plate. Arancini, coteletto, polenta fritto, and... More 

Thank Dianne B
Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Extraordinary service. Both oversalted and underseasoned food on the same plate. Ugly, old, dated, school-lunch looking presentation. Blech. OVERRATED!!!!

Thank tjp0203
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Our tour guy suggested we give this place a try. And I must say the food was just incredible. When they say fresh pasta, they mean fresh. If you find your self in Bologna you Have to eat here.

Thank Michelle R
Brooklyn, NY
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332 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is a beautiful restaurant in the heart of Bologna. My wife and I had soup for starters. I had the verdure or vegetable soup and she had the tortellini in brodo. Service was French style with tureens of the soup brought to table and ladled out to each of us. We loved the tastes and textures and needed a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $26
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
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: +39 051 231302

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?