The view itself is worth four stars, as from the terrace you can see the San Stefano church complex as well as the elegant porticoes of the apartment buildings along the piazza, which is very quiet and used as a children's playground, with only rare cars or mopeds troubling the silence.
Yes, one of the older waiters is very slow and occasionally forgetful, but he means well, and while enjoying Bologna one should make allowances for its pace. Yes, drinks are expensive but they come with an assortment of nibbles that's almost a meal in itself: raw vegetable sticks on ice, skewers of cherry tomatoes with mozzarella and sausage, frittata (cold herb omelette), tomato bruschetta and olives. In our case we also got an extra plate of watermelon to make up for the waiter having initially forgotten my drink.
It's a perfect place to relax and enjoy the view but if you're in a rush, sure, avoid it.
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