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Franco Rossi

#89 of 1,342 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Goito 3, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 238818
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and we were lucky to be served by the owner! It was a great night, perfect service, food and wine!

Thank Carlos Eduardo A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best vegetable lasagna. Best mozeralla carpaccio salad. Great indeed. Sea bass with melted cheese on side was great as well. And ice cream with fresh berries for dessert was a lovely end.

Thank Nad-H-H-82
Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got here after getting a local recommendation. Very old atmosphere, small and full of Italian ambiance, no tourists around and no english menu. Different menus for women and men, like in the old days. The old Italian owner was going around the tables, winking and making jokes like he probably has been doing for several decades. Good quality food, didn't... More 

Thank Chen L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was attracted to Bologna by The Broker written by John Grisham which mentions this restaurant so had to visit. Not cheap but a great experience

Thank JohnHRugby
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice food, plenty of choice, pleasant staff. Good value, we went twice, had the John Grisham "The Broker" menu, lovely.

Thank littlecheese
Bromyard, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came across this restaurant while exploring the streets of Bologna. Lovely little place thou the service was a little slow and the prices a little expensive, but you expect that from bring in a city.

Thank ddenton70
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not excelente not bad, Just a normal and regular restaurante. Food was good and place friendly. Good wine list.

Thank Pedro B
Correns, France
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Discovered this place while walking the back streets of Bologna, superb pasta and Ragu. Not cheap but good value, fresh ingredients, charming service and sensibly priced wine list.

Thank Chris M
Meriden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

A busy traditional restaurant providing good food and wine with great service. Staff take pride in the customer experience. Booking recommended. Yet another good restaurant in this foodie city.

1 Thank BuellRider_S1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We came across this restaurant by chance wandering in the side streets where many of the better eating places are to be found. We were intrigued by the name and the reference to "The Broker" by John Grisham. So we asked for and were given a nice corner table from where we could see the proceedings. The meal was enjoyable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$36 - $144
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Goito 3, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 238818
This must be one of the best restaurants in Bologna with a friendly welcome, great service and a celebrated chef.

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