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Le Golosita di Nonna Aurora

#41 of 1,288 Restaurants in Bologna
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Via Aristotile Fioravanti 45/b | Zona Bolognina non lontano dal Nuovo Comune, 40129 Bologna, Italy
051 357919
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Brussels, Belgium
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't go there if you're looking for elegance and a refined service. Go there if you want to taste the real thing in Bologna! Do not miss "tagliatelle al ragù" which are very close to perfection. Same thing for "crescentine": light, tasty, not greasy at all. "Tortellini" are also very good. I was just a bit disappointed by "cotoletta bolognese",... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant for lunch with a friend. We were seated very easily (it was still only 12:30pm, later it got much more busy). We ordered the tortellini en brodo and the tagliatelle al ragu, and went all out and got dessert as well, creme caramel and zuppa Inglese. The food was absolutely delicious. All up it was €38... More 

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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic place for Italians and tourists alike. The food is fantastic and the ambiance is amazing. The host, Max Dynamite, is such an awesome guy. You'll feel like eating in a true Italian house.

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Vicenza, Italy
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

We were advised to go there by a friend from Bologna, se when we went off the train we walked straight there. It was almost 2pm (hour which it was said they were closing the kitchen) and made no reservation. Nevertheless, the owner welcomed us in and got a table ready for us. He recommended us the best dishes and... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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348 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The service was very good in this restaurant but you do need to book in order to get a table. Our pasta dishes were delightful particularly the gnocchi dish. The main course was a little less interesting but still quite enjoyable. Thevguu staff were very friendly and helpful. This is definitely a local restaurant not aimed at tourists.

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Thank Sus1952
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a perfect place if you need to grab lunch in between trains. Filled with locals, we were the only Americans there. Good food and a good price! I recommend. It for sure.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I read about LGDNA over on Leaveyourdailyhell.com, Robert Schrader's trustworthy travel website. He has never steered me wrong, and figured this time would be no different. The food was absolute perfection. Easily top three meals I've had in Italy. The owner, Max, is very funny and is a professional bass fisher (what he called "same to the typical American hobby")... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

As the title states, this place offers delicious home cooked style food. I am pretty sure the cook is the main host's mother. The host is a welcoming jolly gentleman who knows enough english to help you and serve you. Recommended foods: the crescentine, tagliatelle in ragu, tortellini in broth, and home made lasgana

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Thank normk256
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant because it's very popular amongst the locals. I believe it! We didn't make a booking and were sad to find that it was booked out! But Max, the English (Spanish/Portuguese/Russian) speaking owner, managed to squeeze us in. The food was everything we were hoping to find in Italy. The tagliatelle al ragù (bolognese) was exceptional.... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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241 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I am from Bologna, my mom is an amazing cook, both my grandmothers were (one still is, God bless her) amazing cooks, and my wife's mom is an amazing cook. So, I am "a bit" spoiled when it comes to local cuisine. This is why I skipped the "primo". My friends had lasagne, tortellini & "tagliatelle del giorno prima" (tagliatelle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Aristotile Fioravanti 45/b | Zona Bolognina non lontano dal Nuovo Comune, 40129 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: 051 357919

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?