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Ristorante Pizzeria Il Saraceno

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Via Calcavinazzi 2/d, 40121 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 236628
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
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19:00 - 00:00
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed nearby and stopped in twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. Had pizza pasta and various apps all very good. We were greeted warmly on the second visit and enjoyed that as they remembered us. This is a local place and can be very busy. A tour group poured in and we still got good service. Recommended... More 

Thank everydaycafe
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on our final day in Bologna with friends. We shared Bruschetta as a starter which was fairly standard but the main courses were very good. I had the frutti di mare pizza which was good, with generous amount of seafood. I also tasted the lasagne, which was nice but not the best I've tasted in Bologna. The prices... More 

Thank Christopher G
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for dinner on New Year's Eve and the place was busy which we expected. We waited half an hour to be served and left very disappointed, especially as the waiters ignored us. Avoid this restaurant at all costs

Thank Lzgillespie
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We have eaten in this restaurant every time we visit Bologna, the food and staff are wonderful and always make you feel welcome. We are from Australia but spend many months each year in Italy and this is one of our favourites. The seafood and Pasta are great as well as the complementary Limoncello at the end of the night.... More 

Thank 564norm
Novi Sad, Serbia
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103 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Staff is exellent, so helpfull and with huge knowlege about all food and wine from menu. He offer us really good variety of starter (proscuito, chees, salad, etc), first dishes (pasta and risoto), second dishes (meet) and desert (mixed homemade). Wine was fantastic, first red and after dinner good prosecco. I suggest: tell what you approximately like and let everything... More 

Thank nesatom
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We were told we didn't have to book for Sunday lunch so were incredibly lucky to get a table. The tagliatelle was superb and the tiramisu delicious. Service was friendly and efficent and it was obviously very popular with local people, many of whom were greeted as genuine friends. Loved it.

Thank drapere
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Excellent food and friendly staff. Il Saraceno is in a quiet side street off Via Ugo Bassi so can you sit at an outside table without being troubled with traffic. There's a good range of pizzas, but if that's not what you want there's also some excellent pasta dishes and "secondi piatti". It seemed to be popular with the locals,... More 

Thank Richard B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

After 3 days eating in Florence/Bologna we just wanted something without any fuss, two pizzas and chips, can't really go wrong with that. Good pizzas, nice hot chips, bottle of Prosecco. €41 bargain!

Thank RossM1980
Adelaide, Australia
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312 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This place was near our accommodation and looked inviting. The aromas were also enticing. Our waiter was very good and friendly with us all but the food was disappointing. We started with Bruschetta which was horrible, dry , burnt and almost lacked any topping.My Tagliatelle al Ragu was dry, tough pasta, the taste of the ragu OK. The others shared... More 

Thank foxylady154
Hertfordshire, England
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Stopped off for lunch on eday and enjoyed it so much called in for dinner the following day. Being able to sit outside and just off one of the main streets was fun. The menu was extensive and the food when it came was great. We had pizzas when we wnet for lunch but grilled meat dishes when we went... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Calcavinazzi 2/d, 40121 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > Porto
  • Neighbourhood: Porto
  • Phone Number: +39 051 236628

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