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Il Grottino

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Via F. Albani, 4, Bologna, Italy
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Adelaide, Australia
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Seems like its ran by a Lady a Chef by wood oven and a Chef in kitchen. The ordering took ages, the food took even longer. Salad was only iceberg lettuce and carrot. Food was average. The popular place down the road was booked so we walked around and found this place. Its only a local trattoria and i enjoyed... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2015

I ate here because it was raining and the place I wanted was full. The pizza, the service, and the atmosphere were all mediocre at best. I would not eat here again.

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Vila Seca, Spain
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230 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

We found this place after walking by Bologna's narrow streets. We were spending our last minutes before catch the train and we thought it was a suitable place. Their pizza is OK but, I think it's a bit expensive. Take note that they include a special tax to seat in their place (2 euros per person). However, their ristreto it's... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2011

The Grottino is just off the via Matteotti, the main road heading north from the railway station. It is tucked down a side street close to the Hotel Guercino. It is family run and clearly popular with the locals. I had a main meat course which was well cooked and delicious foloowed by almost the best tiramisu I have tasted.... More 

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Bologna, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2010

I went to dinner it was almost 11pm and was kindly received. The waiter speaks english and is very patient. Buonissima pizza di aspargus!

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Los Angeles
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2010

Just around the corner from Il Guercino Hotel, this place was amazing. My only regret was not being able to try the Pizza(which looked great) in addition to the pasta. This place was simple & authentic and by far one of the BEST meals I have had in all of Italy, period. It was not an overpriced tourist trap. Its... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via F. Albani, 4, Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > Navile
  • Neighborhood: Navile

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