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Franco Rossi

#105 of 1,327 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Goito 3, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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141 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Michael-Newbury
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner with a business colleague was very enjoyable. The octopus carpaccio was a good as it gets, the tagliatelli al ragu Bolognese is not to be missed. Good local wines by the glass or half bottle are available. Very busy restaurant.

Thank Methymna
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend who spent a year studying in Bologna recommended this restaurant for my one dinner in Bologna during a recent trip. I was not disappointed. The food and wine were great. And Guiseppe, who was tipped off by my friend that I'd be there that night, treated me like royalty. Franco Rossi is a little pricey, but perfect for... More 

Thank K9Squad
The Hague, The Netherlands
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243 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Crowded place where the staff was not adequate. The filet was dry and too long done, the service was sloppy. It was a busy evening, perhaps too busy and we were allowed a table at 21.30, but still we expected more. Mediocre.

Thank enruit
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The owners of the apartment we rented in Bologna - check out La Casa di Marta - had not only suggested this restaurant for my birthday dinner but also offered to make a reservation for us. It was nothing short of a fantastic experience - not just the food but the whole theatre of it. When we arrived at Ristorante... More 

Thank Shona-Charlie
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Just love this place. The food and wine are excellent. The service and ambience are first class. This is a beautiful restaurant properly presented with pleasant professional staff who know how to attend to their customers. The owner is present and keen to ensure you enjoy your visit. Not cheap, but highly recommended nevertheless.

Thank Barclay W
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

A most enjoyable lunch. You can get good food virtually anywhere in Bologna but this was better than that. When you enter you are welcomed by a waiter in a dark suit and also by the owner Franco himself. My dish of grilled cuttlefish and squid was delicious as was the wine I chose. All for a most reasonable price!

Thank Amit M
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

We were a party of six and enjoyed everything we ordered. Specifically the lasagna and panacotta were some of the best we've ever had. A must eat restaurant.

Thank allfifty
Miami, Florida
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Every time i am around can't wait to go eat here it is just fabulous food hands down. The green lasagna is a must ...........

Thank yoyitraveler
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We called to book at 9:50 and was seated by 10. Was offered some wine and starters complimentary and the service and food from there on was amazing. Compared to other restaurants not that much more expensive but some Amazing food and friendliest staff we have had all trip.

Thank Tom M

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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: +39051238818
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?