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Antica Osteria Romagnola

#288 of 1,376 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Rialto 13 | Bologna, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 263699
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
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Tue - Sun 19:30 - 23:00
Wed - Sun 12:30 - 14:30
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went to university in Bologna 20 years and have returned on many occasions. This restaurant is one I found many years ago and it is superb. Different in that the owner mainly guides you on what to have, but let him. It's amazing! Food super. Very authentic experience. Took my whole family for a great meal there as well.... More 

Thank Kfjd76
Hadera, Israel
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We come to this small, family owned Restaurant every year when we visit Bologna. No menu, rely on the owner/chef recommendations. He cooks whatever found fresh at the market and inspired him. This time he offered us a sampling menu, in which some dishes were delicious and others just good. Reserve in advance, if you drive, not easy to find... More 

Thank Dov A
San Rafael, California
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147 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

What can you say. The owner greets you with no menu, only a verbal description of what the chefs have for the day. And considering that both chefs are his sons, with a grandson as a server, this restaurant is a family affair. You start with tapas of marinated olives, house made ricotta cheese, slow cooked chick peas, onions in... More 

Thank Martysfo
Stockport, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We booked a table at the suggestion of the owner of our guest house - we had checked it out beforehand during the day - it looked attractive inside and the menu was appealing. We arrived and were seated. No menu appeared. Eventually the waiter/ owner/ manager came over and listed the four starters and four main courses - all... More 

Thank AnitaT947
Lorne, Australia
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This is a well presented restaurant in a quiet street. Friendly service. But this is a tourist restaurant, not one local the night we went. Some dishes traditional and others slightly over engineered. Wine quality was ok just by the glass. It plays to a formula which is ok, but I wouldn't go back.

Thank Lorne01
Geel, Belgium
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211 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant slightly outside the beaten track, yet still close <10mins walk from city center Traditional more upscale osteria with excellent food,wines Daily specials both fish&meats. Can highly recommend the succulent crispy pig Very friendly staff. Menus in Italian but staff translates to English Expect to pay (starter, primi, water wine&coffee) ~35-40Eur/person Interior ++++ Food ++++ Wines +++++ Price/quality ++++... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

An incredible restaurant. Family run, with love and passion. No menu, but who cares? Everything that comes out of the kitchen is delicious. Too bad we want on our last night in Bologna. Now we will have to come back!

Thank littlesam77
Zurich, Switzerland
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545 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

coming for a few days to Bologna, we chose this place for our first evening, as it lays just a stone throw from our appartment. While it was almost empty when we entered at 20.30h, it filled up during the next hour. there is no written menue, but the chef himself comes to list the first and the main dishes... More 

Thank r0landbrunner
New York
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

this restaurant did not come up on any searches but one of the best restaurants in the city. Charming and intimate with amazing food, this place is the best.

Thank Ms. Sandy B
Lochgilphead, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

This place was some of the best food I have ever tasted, there is no menu, the incredible owner simply tells you everything they have to offer that day, and also suggests some reasonably priced wine to match. It is slightly pricey but you very much get what you pay for. More of a special night out for us but... 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 21 - USD 30
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Rialto 13 | Bologna, 40124 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > Santo Stefano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Stefano
  • Phone Number: +39 051 263699

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?