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Review of Da Silvio

Da Silvio
Ranked #279 of 2,022 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: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Santo Stefano
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

If you like a place which has old food and open drinks being sitting on your table as you come in and at a cost that you are not informed about, this is the one for you! After some back and forth they brought us a menu which still had opaque pricing. Good luck guessing what they’ll add to your bill at the end.

The food is nothing special compared to any other place in Bologna. Oh, and they charge you 5 euros per person to cover “their tablecloth” costs at the end.
The place is old and run down.

Literally go anywhere else in this amazing city and you’ll have a much better time.

1  Thank Joao M
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

I have never seen so much food...and all of if is fantastic! We never order as Silvio orders for us. In fact I have never seen a menu. It is a true Bolognese restaurant. Pace yourself as the food keeps coming. The antipasti, the primi, and the secondi are terrific. We faded badly before the dessert but rallied when we saw the choices of cakes and ice cream. Silvio’s is off the beaten path but it’s been packed every time I’ve been. You should make a reservation. It will not disappoint.

Thank Gbusiek
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

We had a great evening at Da Silvio. This place is a hidden gem. Do not expect anything fancy because this is authentic italian food prepared and served the italian way. If you go for the full experience with antipasti and everything, I suggest not to eat any aperitivo in advance.

Thank Thoraveler
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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.

Thank Thoraveler
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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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