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Il Cantuccio

#63 of 1,305 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Volturno 4, 40121 Bologna, Italy
051 233424
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We were dining across the road (literally on the pavement opposite) and only when we saw lots of people going in, and some being turned away, did we realise Il Cantuccio was a restaurant. The pink neon sign above the door isn't very classy, the entrance is unassuming and looks like the entrance to a stockroom. Not to mention there... More 

1 Thank Cecilia L
Paris, France
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Amazing, you should like fish for sure but you'll be surprise, no menu you'll be served depending on the arrival. Server are very nice and they will serve you until you said stop. Several plates with several type of test that will enjoy your diner. The cooker know how to Cook!! Was very nice and will come back to test... More 

Thank Nathaniel A
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

The food was great. Price definitely reasonable to the quality of food n services provided. Can compareto 1 star Michelin Bit crowed, but doesn't affect the overall environment n the service. Must express my special thanks to the members of staff especially the young English speaking waitress who was extremely helpful in explaining n taking care of us. Restaurant is... More 

Thank Leon C
Izmir, Turkey
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134 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

At first I want to inform that i visited several seafood restaurants in Italy from Sicily to Genoa. Il Cantuccio is definetly the best I ever tasted in Italy. This was my 4th visit to Il Cantuccio and each time I found them better. No menu, very good service and beautiful food. They only have 14 small, square tables so,... More 

Thank AlparslanT
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

On the recommendation of a fellow international student and Bologna resident we had our last meal here before returning home. Not quite knowing what to expect as there was no menu outside we called in as we were passing to book. The owner was very friendly and chatty and appreciated that we spoke Italian -it's very near the excellent Madrelingua... More 

Thank Ann D
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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

It's a place that would be quite interesting for the quality of its food alone: dishes are mostly Sicilian-sourced and therefore very good, fish is of good quality and the owner and the waitress are quite kind. Sadly, they also put way too many tables and seats in this small 2-rooms restaurant and the result is that when the place... More 

Thank stefanopasini
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Situated in a quite by lane of Bologna the restaurant feels like home. No Menu, Personal family like service, run by a family. Nice homely ambiance. 7 course fish menu brings nice and tasty surprises. Liked the Limoncello liquor ending with ice cream as sweet ending.

Thank Ajit S
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is one of those unique Italian Restaurants my wife and I adore. Tucked away on a Bologna side street it is well worth seeking out, but book in advance. The dining room is small quirky and comfortable. No menu exists here, you will be told by your host of the days dishes usually eight courses. You will be advised... More 

Thank jonnyfrancis
North Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Just sit down and let the seafood flow! Tell the owner/server you want him to surprise you and it will happen. You will get an outstanding selection of fresh seafood matched with terrific sauces, wine, grappa, sorbet all for one price of 45 euros. If you go anywhere to eat in Bologna, this is the one to try. Reserve as... More 

Thank DLL1987
Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

discovered this little 30 seat gem on TripAdvisor and had to try it for an overdue seafood fix. Warmly greeted and shown to our table. No menu but willingly agreed to a variety of dishes at the choice of the owner. Very family oriented feel with many regulars. First served a bottle of white wine along with a bottle of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Volturno 4, 40121 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: 051 233424

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