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La Bottega di Franco

Via Agucchi 112, 40131 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 311243
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Via Agucchi 112, 40131 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

We went with friends for dinner and sat on the terrace for an hour on either side of sunset. We've been before and were not disappointed in our high expectations. Food, wine, service and setting were all exceptional, the restaurant was full and buzzing, we...More

Thank n0rb0nj0
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Beautiful House with nice decoration and loving garden. Food is well made, quick to serve. Useful if we want a good lunch before to take off(15mn to Bologna airport). Italian cheese plate was great. Almost 5 stars ! If the waiters smiling... But it was...More

Thank Re N
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I know this place since many years….although it’s been a long while since I had dinner here. Coming back I was not surprised to find the same atmosphere and not only legendary Mr. Franco but also his sons ( Giacomo and Marco) and the legendary...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Wonderful setting, beautiful building, great menu, terrific service...and all at sensible prices. A really special place

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday meal. The website says telephone bookings only but not speaking Italian, I emailed them with some help from Google which was fine. We got a taxi there as it is a little out the way but we...More

Thank T N
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Great service other than the language barrier getting things a bit different than planned. excellent food with a wide variety and looked and tasted different than expected, very artistic with fresh flavors and methods. 1 had steak, excellent, cooked perfectly and seasoned. Risotto was good....More

Thank cunorbust
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great restaurant in a beautiful location. We visited again this year and just thought the food and service wasn't quite as high class and attentive as usual. That said this is probably a rare event and would not affect us thoroughly recommending...More

Thank GrahamL-S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I read some reviews and decided to get a quick lunch on my way back home. I was decided to try tipical dish as torntellini in brodo even if it was July (hot plate in hot season) but it was delicious. Also the other plate...More

Thank iacopoPisa
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This restaurant is incredible. Beautiful decor and amazing service. Food was also delightful. Will come back to Bologna just to go here!

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Came here for my birthday whilst staying in Bologna on the back of great reviews I read on here. Wasn't disappointed. Food was famtastic, as was the wine. You get a real sense that it's authentic local food, and the waiters were all too happy...More

Thank Rick O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 25 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Agucchi 112, 40131 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > Navile
  • Neighbourhood: Navile
  • Phone Number: +39 051 311243
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