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Osteria Santa Caterina

#141 of 1,291 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Santa Caterina 43/a, 40123 Bologna, Italy
(+39) 051582264
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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166 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I was staying at an Airbnb quite nearby and the host recommended this place. On a hot Friday afternoon I had pasta and bean soup and prosciutto and melon, plus water, 1/4 wine, and coffee -- 31 Euros. So not cheap, but the service was great and the food was outstanding. The dishes I had were specials for that day,... More 

Thank Michael V
Jersey, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Normally an osteria is simple food but the Osteria Santa Caterina cannot be categorised under the normal understanding of "simple". It is simply outstanding. The choice of antipasti is wonderful; the very best of prosciutti even including the Spanish Jamon Iberico. Pasta is fresh and the tortellini en brodo or tortelli with ricotta and spinach is one of the best... More 

Thank Paul S
Smiths Falls, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Loved this place, went back twice in 5 days :) The tortellini in broth was great as was the eggplant parmesan. And OMG the rosemary focaccia in the bread basket. The space was small but very cosy and chill, wine selection was great and so was the menu. Service was probably the most attentive we had, which was nice change.

Thank hamber2016
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

we went there twice during our stay in Bologna. Everything that We took was excellent. We advice to begin with a plate of " ham and cheese" that you can share. Also the wine of the casa , sangiovese is excellent. For a Nice evening Dinner you can count an average of 70 euros for two people all in. We... More 

Thank Kim D
Bologna, Italy
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Lunched here with friends and experienced friendly service. The place filled up for lunch but the dishes came out promptly. Everyone in the group enjoyed their meals - I tried one of the 'Porta' plates (a variety of cold meats and cheeses - different selections named after each of the old wall doors of Bologna) - delicious. Today's chocolate torta... More 

Thank soniat164
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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

A great little place that all the real Biassanot (the Bolognese term for the Anglo-Saxon 'nighthawks') know and love since decades, Osteria Santa Caterina is now managed by Stefano, who, despite being fairly young, is a old hand at restoration and never missed a beat. The Osteria was good and friendly even before he took over, now it's a great... More 

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442 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We stopped here for a quick soup and ended up having a "taliere di salumi" with a glass of wine as well. The place is full of locals and tourists and the food is good. Shame that there is only one person attending the tables, answering the phone and preparing coffees as the service naturally is affected.

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San Diego, California
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This place is a MUST visit if in Bologna. Someone recommended me this place and I just had to go, it was completely worth it. All dishes we tried were fantastic, with the simple pasta dishes being best. They offer a great selection of local wines. Overall this is a great restaurant, not very expensive, for a group of 3... More 

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Ringmer, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended to this place by our B&B hosts for a Tuesday-evening dinner. When we arrived at 19:30 it was empty, but filled up soon after. The staff were friendly and English-speaking, and offered an English version of the menu, but nevertheless seemed to appreciate my efforts in Italian. We were unsure of our appetites having had a late... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My wife and I ate here following a recommendation from our B&B and thoroughly enjoyed it. She had the tortellini in broth and I had the tomato soup with bread (Pappa al pomodoro) which has eclipsed Heinz as the best tomato based comfort food in my life. Our waiter was very patient with us and we went with his recommendation... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Santa Caterina 43/a, 40123 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: (+39) 051582264

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