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Da Silvio

#264 of 1,342 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santo Stefano
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Via S. Petronio Vecchio, 34/D, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 226559
20:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 20:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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... More 

Thank Ewan M
Geneva, Switzerland
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212 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I arrived without a booking and was given a table rather quickly. I was the only non Italian which was nice. Good cold cuts, ok risotto and excellent pasta filled with butter and pumpkin. I especially appreciated the fact that they had an organic red from Bologna (even if the price was ridiculously expensive: 30 euros). You can see the... More 

Thank CDFBologna
Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

It was few of us together in this restaurant. We needed to book the table before. When we came it was already all prepared for us. Appetizers were already at the table. It was amazing. You can try all... There is mortadella, grilled egg plant, cheeses, tomatoes papered on special way - super tasty, and more other things... After we... More 

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fort lauderdale
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a restaurant where you don't have a menu. When you arrive, they bring you some antipasti (not that impressive, with the exception of the peperonata,) then they bring you pastas, which are really good. However the risotto lacked luster (I have had much better ones and I even make one that turns out better - it was somewhat... More 

Thank Ligia J
Swindon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I have now been to Da Silvio three times and each visit has been a treat. All the food and drink just appears on the table and you do not order from a menu. The waiter goes through the pasta and main meal choices but its hard to eat all the courses and you only pay for the courses that... More 

Thank nktrees
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Da Silvio was recommended to us by a Bolognese who hadn’t been there in a long time, so it’s our fault for not being more cautious. We walked into an almost empty room manned by dispirited waiters standing around with nothing to do. We immediately spied a table in the middle of the room, close to the only occupied table... More 

1 Thank nomade3
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

A little bit of the beaten track, but worth the try. Great food choices and the owner and staff are very warm to their customers.

1 Thank Robert C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Exceptional food. An experience that allows you to taste to wide variety of Italian and Bologna based local dishes. Ok, so the decor and the service are not 5 star, but this place is all about the food. Sensational.

1 Thank MarkDi
Dallas, Texas, United States
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252 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in all of Bologna! Silvio makes it happen. The food is outstanding! Don't even look at the menus, just ask Silvio to order for you. It will be spectacular. The ambiance is the best in Bologna. The service 5 star. I recommend eating upstairs. That's where Silvio roams as he cannot navigate the stairs any... More 

1 Thank Gbusiek
Istanbul, Turkey
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Although it is a little off the beaten track this restaurant is a gastronomical delight in the truest Italian fashion. The food keeps coming, a selection of antipasti, choice of pasta dishes followed by a meat course if you can take it. Even if you are not a particularly dessert person, theirs are heavenly. The prosecco, red wine, dessert wine... More 

1 Thank Guliz E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$42 - US$58
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
20:00 - 23:00
20:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via S. Petronio Vecchio, 34/D, 40125 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > Santo Stefano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Stefano
  • Phone Number: +39 051 226559

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