We selected this restaurant for a Sunday evening dinner at the recommendation of TA reviewers and also our Hotel. We arrived at Drogheria and were seated outdoors, as requested, by one of the hosts. Then another host told the waiter within earshot to "tell those people they just can't come and sit here." Then the person who seated us explained that we indeed had reservations. Yet another server came by and explained that "she was the menu." She informed us of what was available to eat that evening. For primi, my husband chose the Tagliatelle Bolognese (the first of three he tasted while in Bolgona), and I selected a cavatelli pasta with sausage dish. Both were excellent. For secondi, I had the Steak with Balsamic reduction, and my husband enjoyed a tender, moist veal roast. No complaints with respect to the food. However, when it came time to settle the bill, we waited over 45 minutes! Our waiter, who was yet another person not previously involved with seating us or explaining the menu, was terribly busy, waiting on most of the outside tables and disappearing from time to time to the inside of the restaurant. It was sometimes difficult to get his attention. When it came time to ask for "il conto," he acknowledged our request and walked away never to be seen for quite some time. We had asked the waiter for coffee and dessert, which he never brought to the table. We finally got the attention of the person who explained the menu to us and once again requested the bill. She informed us that the owner was busy and that he was the only person who could calculate the bill. She did get our coffee and dessert, and we finished and waited some more for the bill. Finally, the bill came. It was totally reasonable for all the food that we ate. We paid the bill and got up to leave. That is when our original waiter came by with a beautiful rose and bid us farewell. All and all, it was a good experience, but we left the restaurant really late and were exhausted by the time the bill was settled. Bottom line, the food was great. (The Bolognese ragu came in first or second according to my husband, who said all three ragus he tried in Bologna were totally different.) While we saw the owner, he never came over to our table and congregated mostly inside, chatting up the young ladies. If you don't have qualms about a long, drawn out dinner or waiting a long time for the bill, then this restaurant is a pretty good one. The outside seating is lovely, and again, the food was quite good.
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