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#1,244 of 1,342 Restaurants in Bologna
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$$ - $$$
San Vitale
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Via Antonio Bertoloni 2, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 231718
19:30 - 23:45
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 19:30 - 23:45
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Odessa, Ukraine
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by our wonderful apartment hosts Gianluigi & Claudia. Not touristic, not easy to find, but a very nice place. We had such a nice lunch there, that decided to be back for a dinner. English speaking guy Giuseppe served us just wonderful. He explained us what was in menu, helped to make our choice for food... More 

Thank NatalyOds
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We've just had the most amazing meal here! Started with a plate of marinated fish - tuna, salmon, anchovies, all melt in your mouth.... A bowl of peppered mussels that were so tasty... Then my daughter and I had 'passatelli with prawns, clams and octopus' - unbelievable!!! My husband had fresh tuna which was baked with sweet onions ( you... More 

Thank LuCooper
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with colleagues based on local recommendation. Ambience is good and food was excellent. We tried lobster and octopus - both well prepared and very good quality. Can certainly recommend this restaurant if you're ever in Bologna.

Thank davidbI172FO
Bologna, Italy
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288 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

we went one evening for a quick dinner. I expected a typical Bolognese menu and instead I was surprised by the fact that there were also fish dishes. My ravioli were very tasty, I had a very good meal. The staff are very welcoming. Overall a very nice experience. By the way, prices are very good

Thank Viridiana2012
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Mio Fratello! Thank you for making our visit to Matusel so very special... 2 nights in a row! The food is outstanding! Everything! But it's the people that turn dinner in a restaurant to a meal in someone's home...We really miss you! Molto Grazie!

Thank MrGeorgetown
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We had two dinners at this restaurant this past week. Both dinners were wonderful and we had different dishes each night. First dinner was so good we decided to return a couple of nights later, and unlike many second visits this did not disappoint. The host was warm and genial, spoke English and provided great recommendations both for specific menu... More 

Thank California_Member_7
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

It is a magical place, with attention impeccable staff, the food is spectacularly delicious and the atmosphere is simply magical and if they are lovers of art and good decoration, this place is perfect because it has very interesting and characterful paintings, I recommend it widely they have to try the pasta with lobster.

Thank Isra O
Bologna, Italy
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

My husband Steven and I just had a fantastic meal here. It started with fried zucchini flowers stuffed with seafood, and Mille foglie, then moved on to lobster with pasta and the most delectable sauce ever. We will absolutely be going back!

Thank craigd2136
Riccione, Italy
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178 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This restaurant is in a street near Via Belle Arti, i.e. in the core of the university neighbor. I came for a graduation lunch. We sat upstairs. We were almost 30 people, with 2 vegetarian. No-one starves! The starters were big dishes with prosciutto, salami, Bologna (or mortadella, as Italian said), served with different kinds of cheese and bread. I... More 

Thank GourmetPellegrino
Nicosia, Cyprus
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89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Great tartar, very good house wine and very good main dish. They did not seem very happy that we shared dishes but that's what happens when we want to taste many restaurants :) Great experience and ambience with good service, recommended and will not disappoint!

Thank MetalHawk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$38
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:45
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:45
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:45
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:45
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:45
19:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Antonio Bertoloni 2, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > San Vitale
  • Neighbourhood: San Vitale
  • Phone Number: +39 051 231718
Matusel restaurant Bologna centre ( Old Town )
Matusel the restaurant , known for forty years as a pub , it is now completely renovated with a menu of Sicilian cuisine made from oily fish and some traditional variants .
The restaurant ( air-conditioned ) also has a loft room independent for business dinners with a capacity of 25-30 people and a sitting area where an aperitif or an after dinner liqueur.

Matusel restaurant The culture of food meets art: exhibitions, meetings and
musical atmospheres Sicilian cuisine and traditional fish site in the Palazzo Bianconcini, (historical building )

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?