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Cantina Bentivoglio

$$ - $$$
San Vitale
As featured in Romantic Guide to Bologna
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Via Mascarella, 4/B, 40126 Bologna, Italy
20:00 - 02:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. It's very spacious, we went without a reservation and received a warm welcome. We were guided through the menu in good english and also the wines were explained. If you're not very familiar with the Italian cuisine it's best to ask how the food is cooked because there might be some surprises. What i... More 

Thank Angelica T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a unique night with live Jazz music. The food was really good and a bit more special than in other Restaurants in Bologna. Definitely recommended!!

Thank SarahMariaPA
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A special romantic night out to celebrate Valentine's. Couldn't have picked a better venue. Fantastic menu. It all looked so good; our choices were so tasty. Check out my pictures.

Thank Lorraine1413
Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant exists since 30 years and is iconic in Bologna both amongst visitors as well as for locals. The rooms is large and casual. A mixture of an underground place and a trattoria. Full of people, full of tables and full of life. We were lucky to get a very good table,as we have arrived around 8 pm. At... More 

Thank Emanuela V
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Live Jazz was a great surprise for us. Service quality ok, you can find better foods maybe in Bologna but not that kind of music.

Thank Genca Ş
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great live music (not very adventurous). OK food with nice specials. Huge wine list. Attentive Service in a really big place.

Thank Stefan S
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Cannot rate the food as we only came for desert and drinks after dinner. Jazz performance was very nice, service was adequate. Jazz show started almost on the dot. Desert was nice, good wine selection. Personnel was nice, although they seem short handed. No complaints whatsoever.

Thank CRR2059
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A great place in Bologna to enjoy a night of live jazz. The food is mediocre for Italian standards though.

Thank Jolotravelling
Bologna, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I had not come back to this restaurant for a while, maybe since The Summer. I was very happy with my fish dish. The concert was very good (this place is also a jazz joint). Our waiter was very pleasant. An overall very enjoyable evening

Thank Viridiana2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

very good quality and service Food is fresh Restaurant is well located Food is very tasty Waiters are very friendly and polite

Thank Mohamed F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 73
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Mascarella, 4/B, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > San Vitale
  • Neighbourhood: San Vitale

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