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Santo Stefano
0.1 miles from Piazza Maggiore
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#OP #OsteriadelPodestà compagnia, allegria e tante #BO-ntà! (anche #GlutenFree) I migliori piatti della tradizione culinaria Bolognese, I migliori vini italiani, la migliore accoglienza e tanta tanta allegria per tutte le vostre occasioni in compagnia. L’Osteria del Podestà ti aspetta sulla via delle “Stelle”, la zona turistica più affascinante del Quadrilatero Bolognese. Qui potrete assaporare la #cucina tipicamente #Bolognese: dalle lasagne ai tortellini, dalle tagliatelle al ragù ai taglieri di salumi e formaggi di tutta l’Emilia, accompagnati da un buon bicchiere di vino. Oltre ai tavoli all’esterno, posizionati lungo il passeggio della via delle “Stelle”, potrete usufruire anche delle nostre
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Italian, Mediterranean, Emilian, Northern-Italian
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Dog Friendly, Family style
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Reviewed October 7, 2022 via mobile

We had the tagliatelle a ragu, and a caprese salad. Food was OK. The Bolognese sauce tasted same as at home, not restaurant special (or maybe our home receipts is very good..). The plus is their gray location for sitting on the street.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 10, 2022 via mobile

Not the sort of place you would book, more the touristy place they drag you in off the street. Don’t go there for a big family celebration. We had an exhausting day so Bologna and just want a beer and some pasta. That what we...got. Noisy, busy right on the street. Cold beer decent pasta quick service fun waiter. In and out in an hour. What more do you need?More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 13, 2022

I ordered a dish by pointing at it on the menu. The waiter brought me a totally different dish and said I had ordered it. He would not fix his mistake. Worst experience in Bologna - do not go here!! I want to give a...zero but it won't let me! ,😕😕More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 11, 2022

I ordered the Lasagne today, it was dry, no sauce, no cheese, no salt or any other spice. Only pasta sheets and pieces of minced meat on top and between the pasta layers. Just disappointing.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 12, 2022

The lasagna was not good with fresh ingredients even I can cook better. Crescentine was not comperable with other places. P/P was not good so way better places available in bologna. I don’t advice and don’t come again.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 7, 2022

Honestly this was the best restaurant I’ve been to in Bologna. The food is amazing and the people are so so nice and welcoming. I ended up going there 3 times in 5 days lol 100% recommend 🙌🏼🙌🏼

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 23, 2022

It was raining and we were hungry, so I asked for lunch suggestions from folks inside a very nice little grocery, overflowing with tortellini. They sent us here, a small, rather casual place, not a lot of atmosphere, but with an inviting menu of regional...dishes. We ate inside. The service was efficient, if not particularly warm, and the pasta dishes were very good indeed. The tortellini en brodo was great, as was the really delicious gramigna con salsiccia (gramigna is a hollow tubelike pasta, here a combination of green and plain, in sausage and onion sauce). There are other places that might have better, warmer service, but we enjoyed a very nice lunch here.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 26, 2022

Let’s put this down to tiredness or laziness. My wife and I had travelled from London and had been up since 03.30. Bologna is a wonderful city and there are plenty of restaurants, but because this place was busy and our legs were tired we...took a table sitting outside when the air was still warm. We waited for 20 minutes for a menu and the waiter said they were busy. After 30 minutes we ordered a salad to share and then a plate of Polpette (meatballs) The salad arrive nearly one hour after ordering (guess they were waiting for the leaves to grow). After we had finished this the waiter asked if we wanted some oil to dress it, We then waited another 45 minutes for the meatballs but only after my wife suddenly and surprisingly went into the restaurant and shouted at the waiter ( never seen that before) and the dish arrived. In the meantime some people were getting their hot foo and others were getting somebody else’s dishes.. The place is a complete mess, the food very average and we weren’t the only people complaining. A couple next to us asked for their bill and it was for dishes that they hadn’t asked for - the bill would have won a prize for the best fiction of 2022. We were so fed up that I couldn’t be bothered to argue about the €4 service charge - we didn’t have any. Please don’t go here, they don’t deserve your money and there are plenty of better places to eat in Bologna. I wish that we had read other TA reviews but feel slightly happier to know it wasn’t anything personal as lots of other people have had a bad experience here.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 21, 2022

We came to Bologna earlier today and Ate our lunch in an other nearby osteria. It started raining heavily later on in the evening and because of the rain we ended up here. One should learn that is the way to find yourself in the...worst kind of places because once again it happened. My mother and her boyfriend ordered main courses and side dishes. The side dishes arrived 7-15min before the main courses. The meat they has was the worst quality, very chewy and not tender. The pasta I had didn't taste like anything. My boyfriends roast of the day was just like plain bad meat stew. All of the foods came at different time and all in all it just seemed like a chaos in the restaurant. If we should pick something that was good? Walter, beer and coka cola. In addition to the bad food, the service was also unbelievably bad. At one point my mother tried to vall the waitress, two times, and she just simply ignored. Actually this happened two times with her. At first she was just so rude that it was funny but the second time around we just got simply so pissed off it wasn't funny anymore. And when you add the fact that it was also quite expensive.... Well... We felt bad for ouselves. We went else where for a 3€ pizza afterwards and it was DELICIOUS. If you're considering going here? Just don't.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 11, 2022 via mobile

Excellent food and really reasonable prices. Lots to choose from for vegetarians- several vegetarian specials. Big portions. The house wine was an excellent value.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 21, 2022 via mobile

I went to this restaurant tonight and ordered one classic dish (tagliatelle al ragù). I was on my own, so one could expect that they wouldn’t take an eternity for preparing it. Turns out I was wrong. They made me wait almost an hour for...my pasta. Can’t remember the last time something similar happened to me. Wtf. I would actually give zero points if that was possible.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed December 29, 2021 via mobile

The meals we ordered were good and tasty but the service was terrible. We waited for 45 minutes before they got our order: they took us the wrong drink and after 20 minutes we asked for the dessert we understood they forgot about it. There...was only one waitress and she was mean and annoyed towards customers for no reason. Other people near us went away after an absurd amount of time spent waiting for someone to take their order. Near this place there are lots of other restaurants. Go there and forget this place.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 21, 2021

Having eaten here on previous trips to Bologna, we couldn't wait to come back, and we weren't disappointed! We had two lovely pasta dishes, and the staff were excellent. Would recommend.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 20, 2021 via mobile

Really bad . For sure not recommended. We ordered two dishes of pasta and we were waiting more than 2h. Additionally, they brought the dishes separately (the second came half an hour later ) The service was rude and the quality not good at all....It was one of the worst places we ate in Italy.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 9, 2021 via mobile

We sat inside as there was no social distancing at all outside. The restaurant was very busy and it took a while for us to be served. I ordered gluten free tortellini with a nut sauce which was divine. I was also given gluten free...bread (which was still warm)More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Osteria del Podestà is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5