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#101 of 1,087 Italian in Bologna
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CUISINES
Italian, Bar, Wine Bar, Emilian, Northern-Italian
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service

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Santo Stefano
0.1 miles from Piazza Maggiore
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Reviewed August 2, 2021

Decent cold cuts board, only one small type of cheese though. €4 lemon soda let the side down though.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

An authentic italian “o sole mio” singer in his 80s, great wine and local cold cuts and a heater in February - what elae can you ask? Lively wine place by the city centre - we recommend this place for the atmosphere and friendly staff!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 31, 2020

If you want to get robbed in daylight, all with the big smile, and after all end up hungru, then the best choice is this place. Please ask for prices before you order if you don't want to have bitter taste in your mouth, but...not from the taste of campari spritz.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 12, 2019

In a street full of possibilities we chose the Bella Vita and were entirely satisfied with the result. Sharing the Taglieri (Chopping board with cold cuts, cheese, & warm flatbread) for two, and wine by the glass, for a lingering lunch was a pleasant experience....Service was friendly and attentive, but not intrusive as was sat for a while for a rest before continuing our exploration. A modest bill for the meal added to the enjoyment.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 25, 2019

We accidentally stumbled on this little restaurant on our walk through Bologna. I would recommend everyone who visits Bologna to stop here at least once during your stay. The atmosphere is wonderful and the food is great!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

Perfect! I don't have another word! Perfect food, excellent atmosphere! I had a birthday, one old man was playing on piano. This was my perfect birthday with my girlfriend...

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2019

We ate two different piadinas: one stuffed with mortadela (amazing) and the other, stuffed with creamy cheese, prosciuto and arugula (excelent). The best part of our experience was Cesar, our host who was an awesome guide and a fantastic talker.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

Recommend the Piadina with mortadella and soft cheese. It was fantastic. Lovely live piano music too

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

What a great surprise, a small fronted unit with a choice of outside seating or an upstairs room - 4pm wholesome food impeccably served. The platters are amazing and great value The house wine at 20€ was excellent Overall this is was a great experience...to enjoy the customs service and cuzine of Bologna.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

Anche se pure si paga bene non esci senza essere sazio. Ottimo. Let’s say that it’s not cheap, but for being in the downtown of Bologna the prices are reasonable. With live Italian music and a great atmosphere.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Yes, Bella Vita offers takeout services.

Bella Vita is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4