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Review of Vito San Luca

Vito San Luca
Ranked #696 of 1,868 Restaurants in Bologna
Price range: $12 - $23
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 2, 2014

After visiting San Luca, especially if you have walked all the way up, you deserve a good meal and vito will not let you down. Two of us had the pork nuckle and the other two had pasta. All quite pleasant.

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Had a meal here which was delicious. The desserts were particularly delicious, especially the cake with mascarpone and pomegranate seeds. Sadly the weather wasn't great and we couldn't see the basilica but we will be back!

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Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

This pizzeria has a unique location about 200m from San Luca and therefore a great place to relax and restore post the climb to San Luca.

To get to the pizzeria, simply follow the road around further "up" the hill after San Luca (although it is actually level at this point), the pizzeria is on your right.

The pizzas and pasta are excellent, the service is average, the prices are very reasonable considering its location.

If you walk from Piazza Maggiore the full walk takes about 75 minutes, some cheat and get a bus part of the way but this is not really necessary. It only goes up hill (slopes and steps) for the last part of the walk (from arch 300). Just stop and take a breath when you need to and it is absolutely doable and a great workout.

Make sure you bring lots of water, (at least one litre per person in the summer) as you will get out of breath and thirsty (unless you are superfit).

There is also a tourist train which goes up thurs-Sunday but that really is cheating!! I have never used it but you can find out more at the tourist information office.

Don't overlook the lovely museum at Saragoza gate which tells the story of the construction, has pictures of the old cable car and holds the madonna painting that created the route in the first place.

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Reviewed May 16, 2012

I went to San Luca yesterday by myself and it was lovely. I read the reviews on trip advisor before hand and expected a gruelling walk. Because I was prepared for intensity and pain my trip turned up the hill turned out to be quite pleasant and I powered walked up through all the 666 portici in 25 minutes. I didn't need water or food. At the top was a beautiful basilica with a spectacular view but I couldn't see much of the city as the basilica face the other direction, out towards the country area. I saw no pizzeria at the top. You probably have to look around for it but it wasn't anywhere obvious. I only stayed for half an hour and that was to try and take some great photo's. The trip down seemed longer than the trip up and when I got down to the bottom I couldn't believe I made it to the top so fast. If you know what to expect when climbing to the top the journey is not so gruelling and can be pleasantly rewarding.

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Thank Katie C
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

The Pizzeria da Vito is in a spectacular location about 100 metres from the Baroque Church of San Luca (1743), a landmark overlooking the city of Bologna, 290 m above sea level, about 6 km from the city centre, at the end of an historic "portico" or covered walkway consisting of of 666 arches built between 1674 and 1793 that takes you all the way up to the top of the hill. If you take the bus to the Arco del Meloncello (1732) at the end of Via Saragozza (close to the football stadium) then it is about a 40-minute walk up the steps to the top of the hill, and a 20-minute walk down, but most customers drive up. Great pizza, especially "sbarazzino" (pizza for two, served on glass), good service, friendly staff, informal atmosphere, traditional fireplace with a wood fire, reasonable prices, and a discount if you arrive early and leave by 20.30 - no wonder we are regular customers and bring our overseas guests here when they come to Bologna. One practical piece of advice: if it's snowing when you come out, take the back road down to the city centre via Gaibola, as the road along the covered walkway can be treacherous as it's pretty steep, but in normal conditions it's OK. Closed on Tuesdays (except for public holidays).
More details at http://www.vito.it/ For photos of the church of San Luca and the "portico" or covered walkway, that is the longest in the world, see
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santuario_della_Madonna_di_San_Luca

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Thank WilliamJo
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