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Ristorante Da Fabio

Via del Cestello 2/A, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 220481
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“meringue cake” (2 reviews)
“ice cream” (8 reviews)
“antipasti” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via del Cestello 2/A, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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51 - 60 of 70 reviews

Reviewed June 7, 2014

Dinner starts with a very Large assortment of antipasto dishes, followed by a choice of pastas and a choice of great desserts. As much wine as you can drink , coffee and after dinner grappa in a small but perfectly charming restaurant for 50 euros...More

Thank Stephen589
Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were lucky enough to spend an evening at this fabulous little restaurant in Bologna. The service was perfect and the food out of this world - by far the best meal we enjoyed during our week in Italy. We were told to pace ourselves...More

Thank jk4837
Reviewed June 1, 2014

We booked a table here in advance for Valentines day after reading so many good reviews and articles and were not disappointed. There is no menu and for anti pasti we were brought many many dishes which were stacked up high around the table. There...More

Thank The_HSS
Reviewed May 10, 2014

On our first visit to Bologna, my wife and I took the advice of an acquaintance "not to miss da Fabio". Before going to Bologna we met a Bologna resident in Madrid who gave us the same advice. Their praise was understated. da Fabio was...More

Thank Albert H
Reviewed March 15, 2014

Overall a good experience. The food was wonderful especially the homemade pasta and the rabbit. The service however, was not that great. When asked for the prices of each course, the waiter pointed out that the prices were written on the menu outside of the...More

1  Thank ClaudiaDi_13
Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Ring the door and enter a world of supreme italian cuisiné. There is no menu they just keep on bringing a wide variety of authentic italien dishes. One of my all time favourite restaurants!

Thank Stephan020
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

We were sent here by our hotel Il convento - it's just off the Main Street in a basement - good English speaking staff and a pleasant US themed design. Food is a mass of starters to pick at like chicken liver zucchini endive celery...More

Thank Bikerian60
Reviewed February 3, 2014

From the outside you would not think much of this small place in the basement of a central palace in Bologna. But then the wood panelling is just right: not too heavy, not too dark, just warm. And then the food: starters to die for...More

1  Thank Lucio F
Reviewed December 17, 2013

Ristorante da Fabio was recommended to us by the staff at Hotel Touring who also made our reservation. This charming restaurant is tucked away in a quiet residential area and is clearly a favorite with the locals. Upon entering there are two cozy rooms lined...More

Thank CiaoBella112
Reviewed October 11, 2013

I never stop returning to Da Fabio when in Bologna. Now the grandson keep the lever high and you can't be disapointed. The best in Bologna.

Thank JoseSM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$51 - $147
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Cestello 2/A, 40124 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > Santo Stefano
  • Neighborhood: Santo Stefano
  • Phone Number: +39 051 220481
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