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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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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Novi Sad, Serbia
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87 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 124 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 

Thank Dusty6
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Had just arrived in Bologna and was looking for somewhere to eat whilst we waited for our AirBnB. We both had pizza. Great tasting food and quick service. Was quiet when we got there for 12:30 but then the place got very busy with locals within the next hour so obviously a popular spot. We sat outside but also an... More 

Thank Tom R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with family on a trip to the city, this is the best restaurant we have visited throughout our trip. The staff were very friendly and have very impressive English! They went out of our way to make our evening enjoyable. The food was out of this world would highly recommend the sea bass and fillet steak which... More 

Thank sadiebev
Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Set in a nice side street, a nice clean comfortable restaurant. The food was good, although the pasta portions were a little on the small side. There are better places to eat though.

Thank Jamie M
Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This restaurant is awful food well not sure they know how to cook Very rude staff serving and behind the counter they just can't be bothered unless your there regulars try to be more friendly and please learn how to cook

Thank 3113Gilly

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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?