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“Not simply a place, it's an experience!”
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Ranked #361 of 1,843 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“Not simply a place, it's an experience!”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

After living in this city for years, I can definitely rate this place as my favorite in Bologna. Really cozy and warm atmosphere, food is simply delicious! Staff is fresh and really experienced and you can easily spot a strong passion for their job. It's absolutely worth it!

  • Visited September 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great Evening”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

After a day of sight-seeing and an afternoon of light drinking down the street at Bar 81 (just past the city gates), we decided on Agua for dinner. We had googled "pear pasta" and this came recommended. We arrived to discover they had removed the dish from their menu, but after a quick consult with the chef they were willing to make it anyway. And boy are we glad they did! Macaroni, crushed walnuts, gorgonzola and pears - heavenly. This was also the bar/restaurant that turned us on to Primitivo di Salento wine, a new favorite.

Overall, the later it got the more fun the atmosphere became. I would happily recommend this place to anyone passing through looking for a lively dinner or just in search of a few cocktails. The walk was not long from the Fountain of Neptune, maybe 10 minutes?

  • Visited September 2013
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Mackay, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
260 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, great service and happy people working there!”
Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Have been here many times. Very relaxed with good food as well. The atmosphere is diverse and a little different. It's worth the short walk from the center. The staff will remember you quickly.

  • Visited July 2013
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best bar in Bologna”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

We travelled through Italy in a group and this was the place that we keep talking about. The furniture is extremely cool - all recycled furniture and extremely well done. The atmosphere is great, the food was exceptional - try some of the stranger food there which is just amazing, pear and nut pasta - and the local beer is some of the best I've ever tried. It's about a 15 minute walk from some of the more commonly known bars in Bologna (which we toured around) but you will find yourself spending the whole night in Agua. Exceptional.

  • Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Outstanding”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Agua bar was a favourite destination during my recent trip to Italy – it was a dining experience that remained unparalleled throughout the trip. I travelled in a large group and we spent two nights in Agua so we endeavoured to try as many things as we could. Pasta with Lemon and Ham is brilliant, and the Steak is exceptionally well cooked. A must is the Smoked Mozzarella covered potatoes. Service was excellent, with attentive, friendly staff who greet everyone who enters – nothing seemed to be to much trouble. The interior is unique and interesting, and was a welcome change from generic restaurants.

In a country renowned for its food, Agua stood out. If you are ever in Bologna, make sure you go there – HIGHLY recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Stuart G
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