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Cafe Zanarini

) #53 of 112 Dessert in Bologna #609 of 1,563 Places to Eat in Bologna $$ - $$$ Italian, Cafe
Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 275 0041
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible14%
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“cakes” (31 reviews)
“gelato” (12 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Cafe
$$ - $$$
Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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1 - 10 of 183 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellently situated on the corner of the piazza, with lovely interior and friendly staff. We had fresh orange juice and it was lovely but at 5 euros a glass, a little expensive. But of course you are paying tourist prices.

Thank Christine335
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been really enjoying our morning brace of cappuccinos at Zanarini. Good coffee, served well, and with a glass of frizzante water thrown into the deal. Stand at the bar and enjoy the true symphony of sounds that is a good Italian cafe.

Thank ChrisCathy456
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Having passed this place a couple of times in our 2 day trip to Bologna decided to take a well earned break from shopping and have a lunch time spritz Although in a prime location we managed to get a table outside straight away. Frontline...More

Thank sunshinecesp
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Shopping in Bologna and decided to stop for a late afternoon in a square behind the main church. The location was great, it looks inviting, situated at the end of the Piazza with comfy seating and covered tables. However I think we understand why it...More

Thank KevinGaltrey
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We spent an hour relaxing at this Bolognese institution. The deserts are ok, but drinks are good and apertivo was fine.

Thank PersianOldMan
Reviewed 25 May 2017

A nice café in Piazza Galvani with comfortable seats and a bit of fresh air. Service is slow, the café is good, especially the summer speciality "shaquerato". We ordered cheesecake, which was really delicious and millefeuille, which looked mouthwatering in the photo, but in reality...More

1  Thank Raggi
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We've been picking up desserts here the entire time in Bologna, trying different sweets/macarons/cakes/etc. and every one of the items has been delicious. Definitely a spot to solve your sweet tooth issues when in Bologna, and a quick stroll from the central square.

1  Thank Anthony T
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Pleasant spot but being charged 12 Euros for 2 small bottles of lemonade because they bring a few crips and olives you haven't asked for with it left me feeling ripped off. Tourists beware!

Thank UKcritic
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I encourage visitors not to be put off by the possible struggle to get a seat or attention at the bar. There is a rhythm to the process, as is to be expected in Italy, and as is also to be expected in Italy, the...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Nice place to have an aperative or other drink. Staff friendly. Bit expensive but you do get snacks and there is a good range of bites to eat, pastries, chocolate and ice creametc

Thank manc301
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 275 0041
Breackfast, lunch and pre dinner.Very good cakes fron Antoniazzi experience.
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