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“Food Nirvana”
Review of Da Silvio

Da Silvio
Ranked #277 of 2,053 Restaurants in Bologna
Price range: USD 47 - USD 64
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Santo Stefano
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

This is by far one of the best restaurants you will ever find in Bologna. I have been to quite a few over the last 10 years. Da Silvio is a genuine Bolognese restaurant tucked away in proper distance from the tourist traps around Piazza Maggiore. The antipasti, the primi and the secondi are just fantastic. You will get all the food you can eat and a little more so save some room for the dolce. The cakes are fantastic. Absolutely a highlight on the Bolognese food scene.

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

We were recommended this place by a friend who lives locally. He also suggested that we request they take off all the pre-laid antipasti on the table as this limits your choice later when ordering and is also something which diners are charged for later.
The owner was friendly and offered us some suggestions on wine and also sliced the cakes and desserts for us at the table. It was a fun place but the food was average to good at best. Service was better than the food. It was also really really busy so book in advance

Thank khalaf007
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We've been to Da Silvio in january 2017, I've been adviced to go the hungry and it was a wise choice. As you sit at the table, the waiter will start bring the antipasti, smth like 7 different ones, but you have to know that they aren't for free, so if you don't want to the antipasti, mention it to them. After the antipasti we took pasta, very good ones, but there was no more room for the secondo piatto. Unfortunately. If possible try to make some space for the dessert, basically they will give you to try everything they have, more than 7 options i think. After this will be the coffee and a digestive, well deserved.
We paid around 85 euros in 2, including a bottle of wine. I would say reasonable for what we got. Book a table in advance if you are going there for dinner. The menu is a fixed one from what i've understood, they don't change it, but i don't see it as a problem if you go there for eating local cuisine. If you are looking for fine dining this is not the place. Overall, it was a good experience.

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Thank c_anndra
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a small restaurant in Bologna where only the locals would know . The food was out standing , Very nice place with local ingredients . They were very helpful and knew how to please the customers .I went with a business group and they new this was a very nice place to be .
You must take you time because every serving needs to be enjoyed . Bologna has some of the best foods in Italy and I ate in all of the main cities ,so far, this was the best place to be . I have there business card and will take it with me for next time .

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Thank richardb621
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Went for dinner on a recommendation, The meal was a fixed price (60 euro) and included all drinks including prosecco, desert wine, limoncello, grappa as well as wine. The food was sensational, loads of starters followed by a pasta course then the mains. For desert, it seemed like the entire contents of a desert trolley had been placed on our table, some fantastic dishes but the homemade ice cream really stood out.

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