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La Traviata

#36 of 1,269 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Urbana, 5/c, 40123 Bologna, Italy
+39 051331298
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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st. Louis Missouri
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

La Traviata was recommended by someone who lives here in Bologna. They were spot on! From the sweet and gracious greeting to the Limoncello, everything was delightful. Tortellini en brodo and taghletel with proscuitto and asparagus, fillet with fresh mushrooms and a veal roast with white wine and orange, heavenly! Profiteroles with chocolate sauce and chocolate cake with marscapone. The... More 

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San Francisco, California
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625 reviews
426 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our first visit to Bologna and we are exploring the cuisine, etc. This was a Lonely Planet pick - we have seldom been steered wrong by this guidebook. Super friendly folks, quiet location not far from Piazza Maggiore. Ragu and lasagne are both big hits. Save room for dessert. Antipasti, primi, a bottle of wine and dessert came... More 

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Varese, Italy
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268 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to lunch in a people's osteria or trattoria and after wandering the streets and alleys in downtown we found this eatery. Just like any other small restaurant, it was full of “white collars” so presumably good. We had the daily lunch menu (16,00 consisting of tagliatelle al ragu and chicken escalope with herbs); tagliatelle (9.00) and salad (3.50)... More 

Thank Tualie
Quebec, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We came back here twice during our trip because it was one of the best meals we had in Bologna! The food is incredibly fresh and the ambiance rustic the way you feel when you've stepped into someone's warm home. My favorites were the incredible fried dumplings (crescentines), the tortellini in brodo (broth), the supple fried zucchini flowers stuffed with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Just come here for their desserts Profiterole is the best I've had. Bitter sweet choc sauce on a crumbly crust. Of the mains, ravioli with fish stuffings and tagliatelle mushrooms were good.

Thank japanlover1972
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208 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This restaurant in Bologna is a true Mom & Pop restaurant very close to the B&B where we stayed. Our B&B host recommended it. Manuela is the lady in charge, and although there is a menu, her recommendations are the best thing to follow. She will tell you what was made special today, and exactly which pasta to order. Our... More 

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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The food was average and expensive for what it was. Considering the cost it came in very small portions. In addition they charged three euros per person, the so-called 'coperta' charge which is a practice I disagree with. Overall if you're having dinner in Bologna there are better options

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Preston, Lancashire
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We have just returned from Bologna and ate here Saturday night as it was close to our hotel and had reasonable reviews. The service was ok, the older lady presumably the owner was great very hospitable and recommended practically everything on the menu. I tried to order a bottle of wine with the young waitress whilst we looked through the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Went there for dinner and the service was terrible... they did appologize for forgetting us repeatedly but it didn't change the fact that we waited over 30 minutes just sitting at our table with nothing but water. Not really in a rush the food could of totally made up for the service ... but it didn't. The zucchini blossoms were... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The experience was all we had hoped for, and a little more. Followed the advice to try the specials, and the dishes were outstanding. A very busy and cosy atmosphere, what a family run restaurant should be. A true taste of Bologna.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$37 - $66
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Urbana, 5/c, 40123 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051331298

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