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Diana

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Via Dell'Indipendenza 24, 40121 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 231302
Today
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
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London
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411 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn’t booked a table at Diana and were very lucky to get one of the last available tables, for a very busy Sunday lunch service. We were seated next to the kitchen exit/entry which wasn’t as bad as it could be. It gave us an opportunity to watch the extraordinary range of food coming out. Including a superb looking,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent lasagne and ice cream Service good Lots of locals eating there so a good sign Staff knowledgable and some English speakers for translation Good location Above average prices

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Thank Eva E
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Two views of the roasted meat cart and the boiled meats for which they are famous. I started with their Spuma di mortadella and then had the Lasagna Verde. My wife had the tortellini in brodo. Each of these are great and classical prepared. The restaurant seemed a little down compared to previous visits (7 or 8 times).

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Thank dan f
New York City, New York
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233 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 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 

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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 November 19, 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Tony S
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 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

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Thank Phillip Z
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

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 

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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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 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
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, Special occasions, 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: +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?