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La Traviata

#57 of 1,354 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Urbana 5/c, 40123 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 331298
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This unpresuming restaurant is attached to an osteria and run by the family. The pasta is all freshly made, of course, and their lasagna is an experience like no other. The pasta itself is moist and plump, the meat is also moist and tasty. So there's no need for heavy cream. The whole dish melts in your mouth. I asked... More 

Thank Cristina T
Tirana, Albania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From start to finish, everything was perfect - pillowy gnocchi (best we have ever tried), subtle gramigna with sausage, and excellent mains, including a sublime veal roast with brandy, orange, and juniper berries. The owner recommended a great local riserva Sangiovese. All in all, fantastic. Nice atmosphere and and unhurried experience. Mostly local, some tourists, though none of the others... More 

Thank dxmyekat
Salisbury, Maryland
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my sister here for a birthday dinner, could not have been more pleased. The owner made some great suggestions for what to order, glad she did, it was fantastic. Charming atmosphere.

Thank james m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined here on our last night in Bologna. Definitely book as it is popular but also very classic with a great atmosphere. It's run by a lady and her husband and everyone is constantly to and from the kitchen serving excellent local food. I could happily have eaten there every night. The classic tortellini in brodo was superb as was... More 

Thank Martin W
Deal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

A mix of tourists and locals. A friendly but rather forthright lady (owner?) who we felt was perhaps rather determined that we should eat the days specials. However she took our a la carte order promptly and efficiently. Food was good and atmosphere comfortable.

Thank Dealight
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere was great, even tho it was busy due to Emia visitors, the lady owner was very friendly and gave us some recommendations, we ordered pasta to start, the most amazing lasagne I have ever tasted. We then ordered are second plates after I had lamb and my husband had bolanaise, which was different both were nice. House red wine... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

We were recommended to go to Osteria la Traviata by our hotel - and were not disappointed. We had wonderful, fresh, local food which was just what we were looking for in Bologna. We had hoped to get into one of the 'fancy' restaurants nearby, like the 3 Michelin star Osteria Francescana, but it was impossible to get a reservation.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

The typical italian trattoria serving regional food: tortellini, tagliatelle, bollito all delicious as you expect. Portions are on the small side and some dishes are served in fancy contemporary shapes, I would get rid of them and serve the good honest food in the traditional white italian porcelain. Overall I would go back. Book in advance in particular at weekends... More 

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Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We were hesitant at first to enter this restaurant as nobody was there when it opened at 8. But five minutes later, locals started going in and it was almost filled by the time we left. It was our first meal on this trip to Italy and we were not sure about being able to share a course. They were... More 

Thank Donna B
Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Family owned, and focused very much on Bolognese style pasta, (very thin, so lasagna, tortollini, tagliatelle etc.). Sometimes the tortollinos are prepared in front of you by the lady owner. The pasta was delicious and perfectly cooked. You have the option of making your own menu choice or being guided by the owner. We chose the latter and were not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$37 - $66
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
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: +39 051 331298

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