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Da Francesco

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Via Mascarella 75, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 246802
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
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20:00 - 22:30
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Da Francesco is a 15 minute walk from the centre of Bologna but still inside the ring road, just. This traditional Sicilian restaurant brought back memories of a visit to Sicily and having eaten our weight ( almost) in Parma ham we craved some seafood. We were well rewarded. The sign on the door offered two plates for 13 euros.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Don't be deceived by the simple looks and modest location. The food is excellent, service very friendly, and nice atmosphere.The fish and seafood are amazing. I asked the owner about the swordfish. his answer was: "optimo". He was not kidding, it was the best swordfish I ever had. The house wine was a delightful Sicilian white, and we finished with... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Small and minimal, freshness and taste is delicious. A little bit poor the wine assortments and sometime the waiter is unpolite but also this is an Italian experience Food however is compensating greatly

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

We went to Rome for a week and were so impressed that we went back to Francescos! The food was great, especially the pizza and squid. Staff were friendly and there was a nice ambience that did not feel touristy. Good quality not overpriced food-would definitely recommend...and will be going back when I return to Rome!

Thank Nean81
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Went on a Monday and it was closed and walked all the way again the next day and it was worth it. The waiter spoke to me in Italian but I winged it and just went with whatever he recommended ( which is the way to go ) and everything was fantastic. The house wine was great and the various... More 

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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Small restaurant slightly out of way, a good 20 mins walk from the city center. A casual restaurant with nothing fancy One of the few restaurants that will serve you tap water rather than force you to buy bottled water. The food was very tasty and the portions were generous. Service was prompt .

Thank joectk
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Starter pane e panelle with deep fried little sardines was tasty , but was surprised to see it in a burger bun!! Italy meets America, perhaps! Linguine with mussels was delicious although I felt my pasta was a little undercooked. My husband had the tuna covered with black sesame seeds, delicious and the fish fresh - that was a better... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

Typically Sicilian restaurant, although we didn't each the fish, it looked wonderful. Pasta was a delight, cooked as you'd expect. A little pricey but again you get what you pay for.

Thank hadital
Bologna, Italy
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162 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

Th eplace is not very big so better to book a table before, the food is really delicious, the menue changes throughout the year, good wine not too expensive what to say more? just try it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Mascarella 75, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 246802

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