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Ristorante Cesarina

#82 of 1,376 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Santo Stefano, 19/B, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 232037
Tue - Sun 19:20 - 22:30
Wed - Sun 12:20 - 14:30
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We asked our hotel to book us reservations at an authentic restaurant that would serve great Bolognese food. This was it! I had the lasagna and my husband had tortellini with spicy pork in cream sauce. So so good. And very reasonably priced considering what all you get. Worth a try but you may want to get reservations as it... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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139 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We were fortunate to get a table on a Monday night. Attentive service and memorable food. The recommended meatballs and stuffed courgettes were so flavoursome! But the €7.00 coperto change for two was well above the usual in Bologna.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We went here on our last night in Bologna and we were not disappointed. We sat inside as the outside was fully booked. I count ourselves lucky we got a table as the restaurant was full. The menu is extensive. The food was wonderful and had all the typical dishes of Bologna. The service was unbelievable. We had a lovely... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered a steak however it wasn't cooked the way we ordered it and when we sent it back it was panfried. Poor service and definitely doesn't worth the money.

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We had a delicious meal here. Anchovies and mixed meat platter as anti-pasti. The ravioli con zucca (pumpkin stuffed ravioli) were sweet and succulent. We also had the tortellini in brodo - a traditional Bolognese dish which was also delicious. Lovely quiet setting on piazza Santo Stefano

Thank IanW_Ealing
Waukesha Wisconsin
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212 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

At the suggestion by our hotel, Art Hotel Orologio, we had reservations for our last night in Bologna. We were not disappointed. The service and food were excellent, the setting very enjoyable. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank philomundi
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117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

It is hard to find a bad meal in Bologna and all of the restaurants we have tried have been excellent. So to decide to come here twice in a six day stay shows just how special we found it. The food is intelligent, using fresh ingredients and treating them delicately. A salad of shaved vegetables with a lemon sauce... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to experience traditional bolognese cuisine and a very high level. Staff is very friendly and attentive. Great outdoor seating across from Santo Stefano.

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Massimo M, Proprietario at Ristorante Cesarina, responded to this review

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White Plains, New York
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I am always skeptical when a hotel recommend a restaurant but this time they were spot on! The restaurant is charming, wait staff attentive and impeccable and food delicious! Portions were huge and so tasty. The carciofi salad was outrageous, as was the grilled squid and giant prawns. The pistachio semifreddo was fabulous as was the vanilla ice cream and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

A stone's throw from San Stefano, Da Cesarina is a lovely location for dinner whether inside in the formal dining room or out on the piazza. It was run like a well-oiled & rather complacent machine; service seemed impersonal & somewhat rushed, food appeared suspiciously quickly. The menu is very traditional, the wine list impressive; special mention for the professionalism... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 64
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
19:20 - 22:30
12:20 - 14:30
19:20 - 22:30
19:20 - 22:30
12:20 - 14:30
19:20 - 22:30
12:20 - 14:30
19:20 - 22:30
12:20 - 14:30
19:20 - 22:30
12:20 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Santo Stefano, 19/B, 40125 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 232037

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