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Osteria Santa Caterina

Via Santa Caterina 43/a, 40123 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 582264
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“salami” (4 reviews)
“cold cuts” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Santa Caterina 43/a, 40123 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little gem tucked away in the quiet side streets of Bologna - great atmosphere and really tasty food. It was a first night in Bologna and if we had been staying longer we would have got back with no hesitation.

Thank JWeanie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After the challenging 3km climb to San Luca and return on a beautiful day we sought out a recommended café in the Via Santa Caterina. Sadly it being Monday lunchtime this was closed. However almost next door the Osteria Santa Caterina was just opening. How...More

Thank bruval123
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Ah Bologna! Among the places in this world that ignite romance, Bologna must be in the top tier. This is a place where centuries, no, millennia of humankind, has been striving to improve life. You must visit yourself and let Bologna seep into you...utterly, to...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

A small place with a nice atmosphere and excellent service. We had the impressive “portal” starter, which could be a full meal by itself. But crude ham, salami and products like that is a must in this area. Tonnato was our main dish with vegetable...More

Thank Lars H
Reviewed September 18, 2017

This local Osteria was recommended by our bed & breakfast proprietor. Santan intimate atmosphere Caterina is a warren of small rooms providing an intimate atmosphere and an excellent menu. The wine selection was also good. We can heartily recommend this place and would love to...More

Thank smtr550
Reviewed September 8, 2017

This is a very quaint restaurant however, it is very expensive for what is very basic Italian cuisine. Service was good but I've had better food and value from a basic trattoria. Worth a visit if you don't mind paying a premium price for what...More

Thank Kay B
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

I had better dinners in Italy. suggest to work on variety and offering. the yard is nice and welcoming. staff is nice.

Thank tfu555
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

1. local red wine 2. cold cuts Zaragoza (excellent, first on the list) 3. eggplant à parmegiana 4. lemoncello 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Thank Anthony V
Reviewed April 27, 2017

We ate 2 evenings at Santa Caterina--the first time at the recommendation of our B & B hosts, and the second because we had such wonderful food the first time we wanted to try more things on the menu. Make reservations. The eggplant parmesan is...More

Thank curioustraveler65
Reviewed April 25, 2017

Osteria Santa Caterina was recommended by our B&B hosts and it quickly became my favorite spot to dine in Bologna. The staff is friendly and welcoming and the food is amazing. Don't miss the salumi platters, daily soups, tortellini in brodo. The eggplant Parmesan was...More

Thank cattivojo
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July 28, 2016|
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Response from Michael V | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can do it directly with the restaurant. There's a contact form on their website, but it says "Don't use email for reservations". I am not aware of a restaurant booking system in Italy (in Australia we... More
November 11, 2015|
Response from TheDashingDiner | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on their web site, under Contatti on the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 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: +39 051 582264
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