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Trattoria Croara

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Via San Ruffillo 23/A, 40068 San Lazzaro di Savena, Italy
+39 051 476906
07:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Outside Bologna in the hills. Very popular for Sunday lunch. A noisy, friendly atmosphere. There is an outside eating area. Friendly staff. Delicious food. Reasonable cost. Child friendly.

Thank Gabrielle S
San Lazzaro di Savena, Italy
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133 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

This place needs a makeover - it's 70s original decor. Admittedly, the view and location are great, but the food is not worth what they charge for it. Portions are on the small side and for me there's no excuse for leaving more than an inch of fat on the cured ham. We had Rosette (2 per portion) which cost... More 

Thank Mairi Joanne A
Zabbar, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

The restaurant has no frills or beautiful decorations but the food is genuine and great. We had tortellini al brodo and tortelloni carcofi for starters. Veal and mixed grill for main course. We loved it.

Thank Den_Sil_Malta
leicester UK
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Liked, the food which was good but not exceptional despite it's authenticity. Perhaps it's that we don't 'get' Trattoria which can be charming but in this case we found it noisy and cafeteria like. We came in at first looking for directions to our accommodation, I'm guessing our poor Italian was to blame but the chap at front of house... More 

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San Lazzaro di Savena, Italy
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

A wonderful family-owned trattoria in San Lazzaro. Everything is fresh & home-made and the service is fabulous. Ask for Bruno when you go! The menu is varied and very traditional for Bolognese cuisine. The dining room is a big, wide open area & can get a bit noisy at times, but that is a small price to pay for the... More 

Thank Giacomino N
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136 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

Imagine you have been walking the trails expecting to find a cute trattoria around every corner. And you haven't seen one for hours. Finally you ask a local who tells you there is one less than a mile away. Only it turns out it is several miles more. And then you see it. It doesn't look like much from the... More 

Thank Jurriaan T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

I fondly remember Sunday afternoon drives outside of Bologna to visit nearby trattorias... Trattoria Croara felt like those long-ago Sunday lunches. Great views of the city, solid Bolognese food and good prices. Really enjoyed it - was recommended by a friend who lives in the area. Glad we stopped by. House Lambrusco was nice.

Thank Brichford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012 via mobile

Good food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Not glamorous but perfect for a relaxing lunch. Would recommend.

Thank ChrisGBo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Ruffillo 23/A, 40068 San Lazzaro di Savena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  San Lazzaro di Savena
  • Phone Number: +39 051 476906

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