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#81 of 1,390 Restaurants in Bologna
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Via San Simone 1/c, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 265441
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
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19:30 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Since we were last in Bologna about four years ago, a couple of cuisine-related things have happened. First, the saintly and wonderful Rick Stein induced hordes of the middle-class to visit the city as a result of his 2016 Long Weekend series. In this he asked, with a certain degree of mock-puzzled naivete I think, why Brits have ignored the... More 

1 Thank David L
Witham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this superb restaurant having seen it featured on Rick Stein's 'Long Weekends.' My wife and I loved it. The seafood dishes are fabulous. The portions are spot on. The wine is excellent and very reasonably priced. We enjoyed the attention of the two owners who explained the dishes and intricacies of Italian wine to us. The restaurant decor... More 

Thank John V
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our last night of a short break in Bologna. We picked this restaurant for two reasons. It served cotoletta Bolognese and was advertised on the map given to us by the hotel. We reasoned they wouldn't advertise it if guests then complained. It was lucky we didn't go there on our first night or we wouldn't have tried... More 

Thank RagazzaElegante
Newport, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2nd visit to Bologna , and this very nice restaurant. I had the bolognaise , and my husband had fish. Both really nice,. Reasonable bottle of red. Followed by a gorgeous dessert. 2 happy people strolled back to hotel !

Thank Linda H
Henfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was visited by Rick Stein for his TV series and I know why. Service fantastic, great atmosphere but above the food, fantastic seafood, and melt in your mouth pasta. You have to try the Sabayon Desert. Well worth taking the extra time to travel the backstreets to find this great restaurant

Thank Ronald S
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

We had a stunning meal that was beautifully presented and served by friendly and very knowledgeable staff. It was a memorable evening. Thank you.

Thank iefletcher
Okanagan Valley, Canada
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Absolutely outstanding! I Everything was exceptional across the board: food quality, presentation, service, ambience, and value. While they specialize in fish, I opted for the traditional Bolognese tasting menu, which was amazing. The food quality is exceptional and the service some of the best I have received in Italy; truly genuine and welcoming, yet professional and knowledgable. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Nicholas W
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This restaurant was under 5 minutes walk from our hotel and only a short distance from the Piazza Maggiore. Ciacco specialises in fish, although other dishes are on the menu. We ate downstairs in a barrel-vaulted undercroft. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable and spoke good English. The atmosphere was fairly formal but a large party of locals provided plenty... More 

Thank Robin G
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the two meals we ate here. Imaginative food (wonderful home made bread) served by knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Thank aligastro
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Outstanding local restaurant. We had the degustation menu. Dried meats to start, two types of pasta, pork tenderloin and two types of dessert together with recommeded Bolognese wine. Food was to die for and the owner and waitress made us so welcome. Can't rate highly enough

1 Thank seraphinacat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 139
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
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
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Simone 1/c, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 265441

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