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Sale Grosso

#142 of 1,397 Restaurants in Bologna
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Vicolo De' Facchini 4/a | angolo via Belle Arti, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 231721
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food! But we got the feeling we have to leave early. And the coffee is cold!! Nonmore details

Thank Harry v
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231 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Bolognese cuisine is often delicious, but it is usually hearty, meat-based and inclined to be heavy. We'd enjoyed some meals like this, but on our last night in the city we felt like a change to something lighter. TripAdvisor came up with the answer. Sale Grosso would be hard to stumble across, tucked away on a back street in the... More 

1 Thank G_M_NGlasgow
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

There is nothing unnecessary in this simple but good quality restaurant. The menu is not long, wine list does not have anything more expensive than about 20 euro but the food you are served is excellent with clear and fast service. Essentially a seafood eatery.

Thank acnut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Fairly good quality of food? Seafood pasta is excellent. Frittata platter is mediocre. The catalogue is restricted and doesn't have so many options. Warm atmosphere.

Thank Σάντρα Μ
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I went for dinner to Sale Grosso and had a very good experience. The host and hostess are firiendly and welcoming without being intrusive. Service is excellent and fast. The food is very good: fish is fresh and recipies are simple and sophisticated at the same time. You can taste the knowledge of traditional ingredients mixed with a high quality... More 

Thank franlavag
Athens, Georgia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We have eaten all over Bologna during our nearly month stay. This restaurant surpassed all. Tomorrow is our last day here but my husband wants to return. The restaurant is off the beaten path, but well worth finding. Be sure to make a reservation because the Italians fill it up. There's lots of seafood on the menu. My husband enjoyed... More 

Thank Giovanna618
Bologna, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I had dinner there with other 8 friends, we all chose different dishes and everyone was delicious. The broken note in the entire evening was the gross customer near us that first did not want to pay the dessert cous she said there were hair inside (I chose the same dessert, they are 100% mango's fibers, without any chance to... More 

Thank Federico G
Bologna, Italy
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Fresh & tasty fish dishes. Efficient service. I can only advise this place even if the inside as nothing really special in terms of decoration.

Thank drey4444
Herceg-Novi, Montenegro
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252 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This is one of those places that need no introduction. Found it in Michelin guide. Menu is simple and great, good wine card, excellent value, impeccable quality, family run.

Thank 360Boka
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is one of my favorite trattorias in Bologna. Fresh seafood prepared in non traditional ways: pretty to look at and always delicious. Its been open for several years but I hesitated reviewing it for fear of not finding a table when I wanted to go. You will need Reservations as it is small and seems like everyone has found... More 

1 Thank MB_Cioni

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vicolo De' Facchini 4/a | angolo via Belle Arti, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > San Vitale
  • Neighbourhood: San Vitale
  • Phone Number: +39 051 231721

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