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Cafe Zanarini

) #47 of 117 Dessert in Bologna #566 of 1,560 Places to Eat in Bologna $$ - $$$ Italian, Cafe
Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 275 0041
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible14%
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“gelato” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe
$$ - $$$
Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an hour relaxing at this Bolognese institution. The deserts are ok, but drinks are good and apertivo was fine.

Thank PersianOldMan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice café in Piazza Galvani with comfortable seats and a bit of fresh air. Service is slow, the café is good, especially the summer speciality "shaquerato". We ordered cheesecake, which was really delicious and millefeuille, which looked mouthwatering in the photo, but in reality...More

Thank Raggi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been picking up desserts here the entire time in Bologna, trying different sweets/macarons/cakes/etc. and every one of the items has been delicious. Definitely a spot to solve your sweet tooth issues when in Bologna, and a quick stroll from the central square.

1  Thank Anthony T
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Pleasant spot but being charged 12 Euros for 2 small bottles of lemonade because they bring a few crips and olives you haven't asked for with it left me feeling ripped off. Tourists beware!

Thank UKcritic
Reviewed May 13, 2017

I encourage visitors not to be put off by the possible struggle to get a seat or attention at the bar. There is a rhythm to the process, as is to be expected in Italy, and as is also to be expected in Italy, the...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed May 13, 2017

Nice place to have an aperative or other drink. Staff friendly. Bit expensive but you do get snacks and there is a good range of bites to eat, pastries, chocolate and ice creametc

Thank manc301
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Good wines, beers and cocktails accompanied by a selection of excellent fingerfood. Also the place to go for a cappuccino in the sun on the piazza.

Thank Markwin P
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Located behind the basilica on piazza giavanni this modern large cafe serves lovely savouries and cakes. On a sunny afternoon you may have to wait for a table as it is popular for a mid afternoon break from all the walking. If you order an...More

1  Thank shamwari
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

Nicely situated cafe and so my husband and I decided to stop here after lunch and ordered two beers. We were most surprised to receive mini sandwiches, olives and crisps with our order. No mention was made of the extras when we asked for the...More

Thank Caroline T
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

Nice location but very average service and very expensive for what you get. A place to avoid unless you don't mind paying over the odds for nothing special. This definitely falls into the category of "let's milk the tourists".

Thank Ian T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 275 0041
Breackfast, lunch and pre dinner.Very good cakes fron Antoniazzi experience.
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