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Il Cantuccio

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 11/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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USD 29 - USD 116
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy
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0.4 km from Fontana del Nettuno
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for dinner and was amazed. Food, drinks, and service were perfect. Indoor and outdoor seating. They even split dishes that we were sharing into multiple plates.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a truly excellent seafood restaurant in bologna. The food was great and the staff was so lovely. Overall excellent experience. Go!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 September 2021

Il Cantuccio is a special restaurant in every way. The food was exquisite and the service impeccable. The outdoor dining area charming. The owner and staff go out of their way to make you feel special. We were a party of four and all four...appetizers and entrees were incredible, made with the freshest of ingredients and prepared to perfection. We travel a lot and know the difference between good and fabulous dining - this rates at the higher end of our dining experiences. Highly recommend to anyone visiting the beautiful city of Bologna.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 27 January 2020

Outstanding cuisine! I’ve always been in love with tartare and their tuna tartare is probably the best I’ve ever had in my life. I visited Nathan’s Cantuccio and he welcomed my friends and me with his cheerful smile, delicious food and a wide selection of...typical Italian wines. He suggested us the best wine for what we ordered and Jesus, he hit the nail on the head!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 27 January 2020

So lucky to have stumbled upon this gem!! The dishes were so delish, containing fresh, local ingredients. The service was out of this world, I would like to thank Nathan, the waiter, who kindly translated the menu for us and took his time to kindly...give us suggestions. The price was very reasonable for the city centre too. 100% would recommendMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 30 December 2019

I spent nice dinner wish my family. Food was excellent, one of the best fish I eat in my live. Recommended wine by owner was great as well. Even that restaurant was full, service was nice and warm.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 30 September 2019 via mobile

Really good find small restaurant personal service food was amazing I had octopus starter great and seared tuna main absolutely delicious possibly the best I have eaten would absolutely recommend

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 7 September 2019

So yeah, you're in Bologna, and you're really *really* in the mood for Seafood - *this* is probably where you should end up. The ingredients are impeccably sourced (albeit from a little bit of a distance), and prepared just as carefully - and yes, the...chef is clearly a bit of a genius at this! Add in a welcoming and friendly staff, a great wine list, and a location right in Il Centro, and, well, you couldn't ask for much more. *We* plan on coming here repeatedly 😇More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 20 June 2019

If you are looking for fish or seafood in Bologna, this is for you. We liked all of the different dishes that we ordered here. The wine was good and the service was very good. We would go back.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 7 June 2019 via mobile

I really used to love the old Cantuccio management but I have to admit that the current version of this small seafood restaurant is even better. I live in Bologna and can simply state that there are few restaurants comparable in food quality and service....Madam Livia is always present with a warm smile and a lot of customer care. The entire staff is very professional. When it comes to cooking, I can just say that they select excellent ingredients and treat them properly. This place is great for important occasions; doesn't matter if it has to be a perfect dinner with an important customer or a memorable romantic meal with your partner.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Response from steffffs | Reviewed this property |
I think it's better you call him I sent him a fb message and didn't replay for 2 weeks and then iPhone him , but don't miss it it s agood restaurant and on mondays if I'm not going wrong it's closed
17 February 2016|
Response from stefanopasini | Reviewed this property |
It is friendly but sometimes a bit too crowded and the 6-7 dishes menu may be a bit too much, anyway they are not full-size dishes so if it is too much depends from your habits and appetite. Its is anyway a good place to... More
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Yes, Il Cantuccio is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Il Cantuccio is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4