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“Good food, friendly staff and owner”

Trattoria La Montanara
Ranked #57 of 1,860 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: San Vitale
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We happened upon this one evening about 7:45pm and it was packed. Obviously we did not have reservations but the owner welcomed us to a small table near the back. It is hard to say any restaurant in Bologna is the best but we enjoyed it so much that we returned a week later. We were surprised and pleased that the menu was different except for the classic Bolognese dishes. This second experience was as good if not better than the first. We highly recommend this restaurant but make sure you make reservations as it fills up early. It must hurt to have to turn people away each night but that is what we saw both nights

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Reviewed October 9, 2012

A highlight. A small bustling place. Food was first class. The antipasti was a massive platter of all kinds of fish and cheese- a meal in itself. There was barely room for an excellent osso bucco. Welcoming and cheerful staff. A good many tourists but many Italians too. Must book.

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Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

A pleasant place for dinner , wildly appreciated by the locals it may be difficult to get a table there so booking is essential

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Our ossobucco was OK but not especially good - we have tasted better. The cheese and grilled vegetable dish was too greasy. So, nothing special and also rather expensive.

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Reviewed September 12, 2012

La Montanara is a small, cosy restaurant 10 minutes from Bologna's main square.
The place is tiny and features a few tables in the dehor area - honestly a must to reserve one of them during the hot season.

Appetizers: I reccomend the selection La Montanara to get a taste of various dishes in a nice platter. Euro 10 - super fair. Sausage and spinach quiche, mortadella mousse, roaster veggies and more in a perfect quantity to share.

Filet: I went straight to the roasted filet with veggies. Perfect cut, rare (I like it bloody :-) and generous. And a good plate of veggies on the side: aubergine, zucchini, tomatoes, etc.

Filet is priced at 16 Euro and veggies at 6 Euro. Honestly, I find them very fairly priced considering the average in Bologna.

Wine selection is small but good with local and national wines at decent prices.

I did not taste desserts this time but had in the past and I can strongly recommend the Tenerina cake. Homemade fluffy chocolate cake... Delicious!

Make sure you reserve well in advance as the place is small and very sought after by locals and passing-by tourists.

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