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“Great Location” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante La Torinese 1888 - Al Voltone

Ristorante La Torinese 1888 - Al Voltone
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Ranked #107 of 1,789 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $33
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Santo Stefano
Description: "Al Voltone" better known as "La Torinese" is a traditional Bolognese cuisine, and the attention and care in choosing the product led the restaurant to a collaboration with several leading professional associations in the food industry that were developing a project aimed at enhancing the production and culinary traditions of the Bologna area. Most of the dishes served in the restaurant are made using raw materials produced and processed in the province of Bologna. The wines offered represent the best local produce. This philosophy tends to characterize "Al voltone" as the first restaurant in the city of Bologna that serves food with materials only from "Emilia Romagna" province. Between the specialties: Tagliatelle: According to legend, noodles were invented in 1487 by the Bolognese master Zefirano, Giovanni II Bentivoglio's personal chef. Because of the marriage of Lucrezia Borgia (she went on a journey from Bologna to Ferrara, to marry the Duke of Ferrara, Alfonso I 'Este) Zefirano prepare the pasta which was inspired by her blond hair. Tortellini: there are different legends on the origin of this dish. One of these gives rise to this dish in Castelfranco Emilia by the owner of the "Dogana" inn. He was struck by the beauty of the navel of one of his guests in the inn, a very beautiful lady, when he was looking through the inn room keyhole. Later he decides to create this beauty of the navel in a dish. Specialty: Tagliatelle: egg noodles typical of Bologna. The name derives from the verb to cut. The typical dressing to combine with this type of Bolognese pasta is the sauce, but it can be used with different toppings such as prosciutto, tomato sauce, mushrooms, truffles, seafood, peas and more. Tortellini: is stuffed pasta, native of Bologna. according to the Bolognese tradition, must be cooked and eaten with a good capon or chicken broth. Another possible recipe, though non-traditional, is to cook the Tortellini in water and top it with whipped cream. According to the purist, this impoverishment causes the Tortellini to loses the actual flaver of its filling. Also It is not difficult to find other preparations and variations such as Tortellini with ragout meat sauce.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Good food, nice enough service. Was good enough for a lunch stop. Location was the highlight of this restaurant

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Ice Cream to die for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

We kept going back to this Gelateria as we couldn't resist the ice cream. Our favourite was chocolate with ginger and almonds, together with a scoop of lemon ice cream. If you like sorbet, the strawberry and lemon sorbets were wonderful. Italian ice cream has so much more taste than ice cream from anywhere else in the world. Now we are on a diet!

Visited September 2013
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Amsterdam, Paesi Bassi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great staff-great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

The staff is very "simpatico",kind and helpful. the food has very high level.being there is a big pleasure.I was here today - and will come back tomorrow!

  • Visited September 2013
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Wroclaw, Poland
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“Perfect granita”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

La Torinese is a small cafe just around the corner of Piazza Maggiore. My wife and me had only granitas, but they were so good that we've come back three times on that very day. When you buy granita in Itally you usually get crushed ice with some concentrated juice on top - granitas in La Torinese are real McCoy, I think they make them from real fruit juice or pulp, as I've seen small pieces of pulp inside. We tried several flavours (I remember lemon, melon, apricot and mango) and they were all outstanding. Plain granita (without whipped cream or other additions) is 3 euros. The staff is very friendly and helpful (gentleman behind the counter was really amused by our addiction to his merchandise).

  • Visited August 2013
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Ceuta, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

It is in the center, we stopped cause the bar near it had wifi, and I wanted gelato xD

The waiter told us that we could sit only ordering "coppa" so I ordered one, they were around 8 euros; 2 tastes, panna montats, chocolate sirup, cookies, and other garnment. It was good and the whole price wasnt expensive for the place..

Anyway later they came more people and they sitted in the terraze eating just common gelato, what made me kind of angry with the waiter :) just dont lie to customers in their faces or be polite and dont allow the rest of the people do what u said it wasnt allowed :P just that bother mem the place, prize and gelato was good enough :)

Visited August 2013
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