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“Best main course I've had in Italy”

Bar Gigi al Bulgnais
Ranked #1,084 of 1,835 Restaurants in Bologna
Price range: $27 - $34
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Porto
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best main course I've had in Italy”
Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

Fillet steak cooked to perfection with some fat heavy prosciutto wrapped round it and truffles on top was magical. The other food was good, but would have only scored a 4. Awkward part of town unless you're staying at the grand hotel elite, but I loved the steak so much. Expensive wine but an otherwise very reasonably priced, very tasty meal.

  • Visited May 2013
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Greenwich
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224 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Order prosciutto di Parma”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Unfortunately, the location is just not very nice. Service was friendly but food not that interesting. The wines looked expensive. We ordered pasta with shrimp that my son loved. My wife steak with potatoes that she really enjoyed. It is near the hotel that we were staying and it worked fine after a long day visiting Bologna.

  • Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“The last and the worst”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

We went to this restaurant to have our last meal after a 10 day trip through northern italy.
The place and the menu looked really nice.
I chose a pasta with shrimp, cream, cheese and pepper and he had the tagliatelle al ragu.
Mine tasted like simply boiled pasta with black pepper and salt and recently defrost shrimp with no seasoning and the tag. al ragu well, i'll just say that if i ever cooked something that bad, even in a hurry, i would be very disappointed with myself.
In the end we payed everything and the owner even put one extra euro for each desert and our last meal that should be special was the worst meal we ever had in a restaurant... it's sad.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Rita A
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New Romney, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Average food.”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Our experience was one of disappointment as we sat at a most uncomfortable table that constantly rocked. Food very average and very pricy for what it was.

Visited November 2012
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Reno, Nevada
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good food, friendly staff and a really hardworking waitress”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

Came here for dinner, on recommendation of hotel staff. Very attentive waitress who made a good recommendation on wine choice to go with meal. Food was very good and reasonably priced.
There is a garden area with a large fan behind the restaurant, but we opted to eat inside because it was a very hot evening.

  • Visited July 2012
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