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Il Veliero

#72 of 1,393 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Milazzo 111, 40121 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 255888
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were recommended this restaurant by a friend who visits Bologna frequently, he mentioned it was were locals eat - so normally a good sign. As it was near our hotel we thought we'd walk into the centre of town via the restaurant and book a table. I would totally recommend a reservation. Even at 7pm, there was a queue... More 

Thank Neil C
Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to wait a lot to get inside so booking in advance is definitely recommended. Still, it was worth it. The food was delicious, the staff friendly and the portions very big. If you are in this part of the city, it is a very good choice for lunch or dinner.

Thank 809kam
Birmingham, Alabama
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch first day in Bologna. The pizza is Ginormous!! Should have shared one but we ate 2 anyway. Headed back for dinner and will review later. Pizza was delicious. All ingredients were very fresh and tasty.

1 Thank scottsmithguitar
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant stays open untill 1am and serves great food and pizza! I,ve been there twice, the only thing I'm not 100% satisfied is the fried calamari (it was undecooked) and the parmeggiano (soft and less flavoured than most). But still it was worth it. I suggest the Carbonara and the Spaguetti with seafood.

1 Thank Lucas P P
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Near to the station I used to go in this restaurant. I returned to it some years later and I found out that it has remained nice and good eating as in the past. The tortellini's and tagliatelle were good and the "pizzini alla siciliana" were very interesting. The verdure grigliate could be better; after all the prices were honest.

Thank Coolie19
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Located near the old city centre, this place was obviously in demand by locals, as we had to line up to get in on a weekday night, despite heavy rain. There is an extensive menu of local specialties & old Italian favourites, and the food has a homespun, rustic quality to it. We were warned that the servings were large,... More 

1 Thank jyunkim
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017

In a convenient position, close to the main railways station, it offers good food at a reasonable price. Sea food is fine. Same as the pizza, prepared in a wood owen

Thank Gianni F
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

If you like pizza is the place to be. Not in the noisy center and maybe a little old fashion decoration but the food excellent and the variety unbelievable

Thank theots
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017

followed by recommendations have not withheld. Restaurant opens for lunch at 12 o'clock, I came at 12-10, and after 10 minutes there was no availability. Large selection of pizza, I ordered seafood - pizza was delicious, a lot of seafood, tomato stuffing was wonderful. only wish - to give greater plate as the pizza on it and had not placed... More 

Thank Ivan G
Krakow, Poland
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 11, 2017

Very good and large, delicious pistachio cream. We've been there on Friday evening and it was really crowded, we took the last free table. Service was very good and we waited for pizza only around 5 minutes.

Thank guli13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Milazzo 111, 40121 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > Porto
  • Neighborhood: Porto
  • Phone Number: +39 051 255888

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