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“Better than its location suggests!”
Review of Il Veliero

Il Veliero
Ranked #80 of 1,835 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Porto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Better than its location suggests!”
Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We ate out on the terrace, which is actually a piece of decking on the pavement separated from the traffic by some bushes in planters. The restaurant is 5 minutes walk from the station which is one reason we chose it, as we left after dinner to catch a train to Paris. Starters were octopus and spaghetti with clams. The wife claimed the octopus was bland but there was a lot of it. The spaghetti was nicely al dente with sufficient clams to satisfy the need for a starter.

Onto the mains. The wife had pasta with pesto, a classic combo well executed. My steak arrived as specified.

NB the unwary should be aware that on the menu, WYSIWYG. So if you want some veg, they are an optional extra.

The service was fine, the portions generous and the clientele a mix of Italian and foreign and the atmosphere quite acceptable. Not much to see along the street, but good to do a bit of people-watching in the margins.

The loos, always a variable in Italian establishments, were acceptable.

The price is more aimed at the tourist end of the market but was reasonable value for money.

All in all, a restaurant I would return to.

  • Visited August 2013
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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“more than Pizza”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

What a place!!! the first fact: a lot of local people, everybody was kind of celebrating and enjoying each dish. Pizza and Pasta have a great presentation and specially a great portion.
normally I don't do this, but this time I went twice to this restaurant during my vacations and each time was impressive and delicious! 100% recommendable!!!

  • Visited August 2013
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“Great seafood”
Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We ate great seafood.

As a starter we shared a fish soup....it was full of flavor and shellfish.

The main course for us was a whole fish and shellfish. We also ordered steak. Nicely prepared.

Only this that was not so good, we the fungi trivolati. Couldn't eat it at all. Was more like wett bread with some flavor in it then mushrooms.

Overall I would say, we will consider to come again!

  • Visited July 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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“pleasantly surprised”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

we wondered to search for parking, and came across this place. once inside it resembles a sail ship, and you can oder freshly picked fish from a iced bed enclosed display of seafood, or just a pizza, wich is definetly a 10 on scale 1 to 10. pricing is very reasonable and fair. great job.

Visited June 2013
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Limassol, Cyprus
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“VERY GOOD GOURMET FOOD”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

We had dinner twice at the above restaurant.The atmosphere is great,very nicely decorated with good service.We haven't tried the pizzas but the spaggetti which was very good.The only minus point is for a meat dish of 19 Euros which although was asked specifically to be "well done"was served barely cooked.
However I recommend it.Without any antipasti the cost is about 20 Euros per person with soft drinks.

  • Visited June 2013
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