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Va Mo La

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Wed, 7/24
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner

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Va Mo Là is a special place where you can eat and drink while reading a book. The kitchen offers typical recipes from Bologna. The delicate and elegant scenography of the local the soft lighting and cozy jazz music makes the space perfect to relax and chat with friends and new people. An unforgettable experience to live in the historic center of Bologna.
$17 - $67
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Welcomed by friendly and helpful staff with good recommendations for food and wine. Ate pasta starter followed by excellent rabbit stew accompanied by Pignoletto and Sangiovese. Great atmosphere surrounded by books.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank aldman64
Reviewed June 15, 2019

Once you get past the maitre'd you will marvel at the film. Not sure why he has such a bad attitude but the service was great and the food delicious. Def make a reservation. Best ragu in the city.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

Slightly off the beaten track but worth hunting out in my view. The restaurant theme is around books as it used to be a library according to the waitress. It’s a nicely designed and very relaxing environment and both the waitresses who served my wife...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Fastflight
Reviewed June 3, 2019

An unusual restaurant in a former bookstore, situated in a somewhat funky student-filled part of Bologna. The food was good but not memorable, alas. The pork ribs cooked in beer & honey were not especially tender and the lasagna was average. We liked the ambiance...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Bklyndoll
Reviewed May 29, 2019

Recommended by our host, this unassumimg restaurant turned out to be the highlight of our stay. Wonderful ambience, helpful and friendly staff, amazing food. As a vegetarian it can be difficult to find tasty choices on a menu However, this place was an exception to...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Kerry R
Reviewed May 28, 2019 via mobile

The first impression was given by the elegant and refined interior. As a book lover, I couldn't be more happy to see the shelves filled with books. Then the food celebration started, with the people giving us best advices on what to chooose. Exquisite taste,...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Valeria E
Reviewed May 28, 2019 via mobile

Probably the best food in town! Definitely the best food in town! Nice and quiet place, atmosphere of a library.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank razvang647
Reviewed May 27, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed the bolognese cuisine, paired with glasses of local wine recommended by the friendly staff. Homemade and authentic, clever twist of including bookcases in a restaurant.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank MilkyLait
Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

Walked past, thought “that looks good”, Googled and based on reviews booked for the evening. Considering it was Sunday evening it was very busy, mainly with locals, always a good sign. Very friendly service (didn’t experience the comment below re desert at all). Ate too...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank MarkA7561
Reviewed May 25, 2019

After wandering Bologna enjoying the historical city we needed lunch and found this fabulous place. Decorated inside to resemble a library you will find books, books, and books. A cozy atmosphere with attentive service and delicious food. Our trio enjoyed lasagne, baked vegetables and the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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October 6, 2017|
Response from AndrewandDi | Reviewed this property |
I really can't answer this I'm afraid.
June 27, 2017|
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Response from Gabrielle99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I'm a vegetarian also. They were so helpful and made a vegetarian version of the ragu with home made pasta - delicious.
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