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Antica Trattoria dalla Gigina

#98 of 1,390 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Via Stendhal 1, 40128 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 322300
12:15 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
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20:00 - 22:30
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was very sick this day, but I anyway enjoyed the experience. The place is amazing, the service is fantastic and the food is with a character. First some context: two families with kids, which was no problem to handle by the restaurant, one of them a little baby. We were in search for the real bolognese lasagna. The brodo... More 

Thank Jobanni M
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Our Italian vacation was centered around specific sites, museums and FOOD! This was our first stop for lunch upon arriving in Bologna. Our waiter was a seasoned professional who spoke perfect English and suggested that we share each of three courses. Along with a delicious Brunello, he had us trying the pasta Bolognese, lasagna and a veal dish. All were... More 

Thank Michael Y
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Nice Ambience, although pretty noisy, and try not to get stuck in the Basement, [where the wines are kept] quaint, but no thanks. Waiters have a lot to do, and you need to chill and wait your turn. Food is good, and prices not extortionate.

Thank Yogesh D
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

A bit out from the historic centre of Bologna but very much worth the trip. Many times we eat in restaurants where the tourists are. And in 8 out of 10 instances we end up disappointed with ourselves. We know that those restaurants dont need to be good to have clients. There will be plenty more possible clients the next... More 

Thank markaurelio
New York City, New York
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340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I agree with a previous reviewer that took this place to task for dry ragu. We also had terribly dry liver (Fegato), which when we sent it back, took a half hour to overcook the replacement. The suckling pig was dry as well. It feels like they are stuck in a very bad rut. It was certainly busy the night... More 

Thank Trotpeg
Geelong, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Recommended by restaurant owner in Geelong. The food, ambiance and service were all excellent. It is hard to find but well worth it. The pork shoulder was superb

Thank David5811
Quebec City, Canada
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

After a lifetime of cooking and eating Bolognese sauce in NYC, I had to try it in it's hometown of Bologna. Boy had I looked forward to this moment, and such a highly recommended place.........Ugh. It's 15 mins of town so you have to take a taxi to an ugly little industrial hood. The dining rooms are tacky like a... More 

Thank Paul S
London, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

4 of us ate here twice, for dinner. It is a short drive from the Encore Ramada Hotel. This is a comfortable, well-lit place. It is quite large - split into 2 large rooms. Long mirrors along 2 complete walls, facing each other, create an interesting ambience. Good quality cutlery and china. There were plenty of serving staff, and they... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I asked my friends from Bologna where they go for the best local food. They said there are only two choices. La Gigina was one. What a beautiful meal. The Lasagna and the Lamb chops were perfect, in fact unforgettable. The service was attentive and friendly. I think it would be hard to be disappointed here.

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191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

The reason for the visit was the fact that this restaurant is listed among those with the best ragu in the Osterie d'Italia guide. With the location of the restaurant, it is hard to imagine that you would find it by coincidence. Even then it looks so dusty and old from the street (you actually hardly notice it; by the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 38 - USD 152
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:15 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
12:15 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
12:15 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
12:15 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
12:15 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
12:15 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
12:15 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Stendhal 1, 40128 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > Navile
  • Neighbourhood: Navile
  • Phone Number: +39 051 322300
The impact of entry into the Trattoria della Gigina highlights the reception of a reception organized in accordance with good hospitality. The warmth of the cozy rooms will accompany you during your stay. Although relatively spacious the restaurant will be loved by the friendliness and service personnel. The local is enabled in every service needed to disabled. Antica Trattoria Gigina offers typical Bolognese pasta dishes and desserts made by hand. The experience of those involved in the cellar has allowed the creation of a wine list containing over 300 national brands with good attention to regional proposals. The care taken in wine storage is essential to maintain the characteristics of aging expressed by the manufacturer.

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