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Pasticceria Impero Indipendenza

Italian, Cafe, Bar
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Via Dell'Indipendenza 39, 40121 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 232337
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been in Bologna for a week and have used this cafe quite a lot. Can't fault it. Especially the evening buffet which is great value.

Thank Michael D
Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just walked down from station and saw how busy this coffee shop and pasticceria was, so why not give it a try. Hit peak time (for the mornings) at 10.30 am and the place was buzzing with every known kind of customer - tourists, workmen, locals, ladies of an age, children etc, etc. Great choice of pastries and panninis and... More 

Thank ProseccoPete
Mechelen, Belgium
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for lunch or drink a quick coffee. The service is very friendly, the sandwiches are great and fresh for its price and it's located very good in the center of the city. The sandwich with roast beef, rocket salad and parmezan cheese is an absolute must!

Thank Dorien L
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a bean/ tuna salad and veal with grilled veggies. Both were good sized meals and well done. That with a beer and sparkling water, along with their amazing bread bag- the grissini are homemade and I would fight for these! The lunch was 23EU, and we had loads to eat. For those with a sweet tooth, the cakes... More 

Thank MoneyPennye
Chur, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is a very busy place on a Sunday, lots of locals are queuing for the deserts. So we queued too and bought some very lovely sweets and coffee. It was worth the wait.

Thank ToblerE
Geneva, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Great little place to sit & drink Aperol Spritz and have apertivo... Watch the world slip away and see all the people as you eat your apertivo and drink. Great pastries and baked goods too! This place is on Via Independenza and usually is VERY crowded, yet the service was great and friendly.

Thank pepper1111
Geneva, NY
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137 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Come 6pm on any given night, Via Independenza comes alive with people having apertivo and drinks on the sidewalk cafes. This cafe/bar , we found, is among the best for people watching and lively atmosphere. Sitting at a sidewalk table - order an Aperol Spritz and enjoy the buffet of appetizers that they line up inside on the counter for... More 

Thank Sabre4
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Me and my girlfriend stumbled upon this place on our two week trip around Italy, and by far this place had the worst service I have had. We were queuing up to order some deserts that we thought we'd like to try and when we began to try and say what we would like in Italian she engaged with a... More 

Thank Luke C
ImperoPasticceria, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Pasticceria Impero Indipendenza, responded to this review

Good morning, we apologize for what happened and we regret you weren't able to sample our bakery, which it might have changed your mind. Best regards More 

Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Bit crowded the place is, yet the food was fine and service was better too :) Location is easily accessible :)

Thank Dinali A
Phoenix, Arizona
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104 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

A nice place to sit down and with fresh pastries and bakery items , good for breakfast , a little bit on the expensive side but not bad

Thank Vera N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Cafe, Bar
Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dell'Indipendenza 39, 40121 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 232337

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