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Il Gusto Del Tempo

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Via Giuseppe Massarenti 78, 40138 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 302685
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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Quick and easy, with daily specials as a deal. However, the food was way over-salted, the ambiance was thin, and the meal was really nothing special compared to the many fine trattorias in the city. Give it a pass, unless you are hungry and it is the most convenient option. Else, you can do better...

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016

I was taken here by some colleagues from the hospital nearby after we had finished our mornings work. They told me it was traditional Emilia Romania style food which is exactly what I wanted to experience. The minute we walked in we were welcomed and I have to say the service was really very good- friendly and with good humour.... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015

After been many years abroad I was stuck in Bologna few days, and I tried this typical restaurant missing my local food as I am Italian as well (But I must admit I am really ashamed when I meet this kind of italians (yes, with small letter). Besides the fact this place has actually nothing typical. Since I entered I... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2015

Opposite the hospital and close to the University area, you could easily pass this small Trattoria by; you would miss a relaxed treat which delivers stellar value for money. Both my wife and I are always reluctant to take the fixed price menu in any restaurant, but we tried it here; it was basic, wholesome Italian food at its best.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Well, if you do not know how to dip frozen pasta in boiling hot water and serve it in ready made sauce, you may want to consider going here. You get a full view of the kitchen and their "sub-continental" chefs dishing out convenience food. Our side dish of potatoes was microwaved and served right in front of us! This... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Unexpected little restaurant with good choice of pasta dishes. Friendly service and tasty food. We were given bruschetta taster and recommended v pleasant red wine. Good value, authentic local experience!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

Superb Indian waiter who spoke excellent English! Food...wonderful...house Vino russo..delicious! Even had pudding which we never do usually, the choices were soo good they were irresistible.

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Curitiba
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

I passed everyday in front of this small restaurant and I liked the name. So one day Idecided to stop and it was a good surprise. Very simple, cheap, gerar food. Just limites on deserts options. The day i was there, I asked for the profiteroli and there was not, although in the menu. But if you are in Bologna... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giuseppe Massarenti 78, 40138 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 302685

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