We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“The best restaurant in bologna ” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Al Cambio

Al Cambio
Ranked #21 of 1,789 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Navile
Level Contributor
37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The best restaurant in bologna ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

The food here is great. Small exquisite portions but not over fancy or pretentious. The service was superb and good wines fairly priced. It is not a city centre location but worth the cab ride. The decor is nice but you come here for the food not the atmosphere or the location. A friend of a friend, the Professor at the Castel San Pietro cooking school said this is the best kitchen and he was completely right. Will be returning.

Helpful?
2 Thank LGBower
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

475 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    270
    152
    36
    9
    8
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Simple the best ....in Bologna. I was there last year in May,we had a business/lunch and was absolutely excellent from A to Z.
Nothing to say about quality,service and ambient.
If you are around Bologna it worth to stop here.
Well done guy !!!
A little note....maybe the wine list has a little margin to improve.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Daniel D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

Very good mixture of traditional and modern Italian food. Great surprises come from Chef. I was the best beef I ate in Italy

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank luizpribeiro
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bologna, Italia
Level Contributor
75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Modern restaurant in the middle of nowhere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

The building was an ancient coaching inn 4 Km North of Bologna, but now the premises lack atmosphere, and the restaurant decor can be defined as "anonymous modern".
The menu tries to satisfy too many tastes (modern and traditional, seafood and meat, haute cuisine and slow food), as a results there is a lack of personality, and very few choices in each section.
Good food, correct preparations, but nothing was outstanding, nothing made us say "This is a dish that I want to try at home for my guests".
Service was fast and attentive until we requested the bill, which for whatever reason took forever. Plus, they don't have a wireless terminal, you have to go behind the bar to enter the PIN.
In summary, it could be a good place for a business meal, especially if you are in the neighborhood and your company will pay the bill, which is not going to be cheap.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank ChooseyItalians
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Simply a great place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2011

A truly great place. Simple decour, but you get surprised all the way through dinner. A waiter brings menu and you find yourself wanting to order the entire menu. Superb service with the waiter explaning in detail every single dish. You ask for a wine list and you get a quite heavy wine bible. When the first dish arrives, you are surprised when the plate lands on your table (each dish deserves a camera shot) and then when you take a bit - simply delicious. and you understand why the place has a very simple (and unusual for Italy) decour - the place is about
quality in both food and service. Quality of food has earned the restaurant its fully deserved reputation and despite its location (somewhat outside if the city center and close to the autostrada), the restaurant is very popular among businessmen dining with business partners, locals having a quiet evening, tourists and even locals arriving solo for a quiet dinner. one of the best meals we have had on our trip throughout Emilia-Romagna and Toscana. Food was simply stunning, local, traditional food but cooked and presented in a very creative way. Very affordable (a surprise) and sizeable portions that completely justify 2 bottles of wine for 2. Deserves at least 1 Michelin star.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
4 Thank abagdasarov
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Al Cambio also viewed

Bologna, Province of Bologna
Bologna, Province of Bologna
 
Bologna, Province of Bologna
Bologna, Province of Bologna
 

Been to Al Cambio? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing