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Da Cesari

Via De' Carbonesi 8 | 40123 Bologna, 40123 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 237710
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“truffles” (22 reviews)
“green pasta” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via De' Carbonesi 8 | 40123 Bologna, 40123 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here last night and really enjoyed the experience. We ordered a bottle of Sangiovese Riserva, which we'd tried twice before and loved. The bread served was better than usual. Our shared first course was green ravioli stuffed with rabbit...More

Thank 588Bunny22
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't booked and only just got a table. It was well worth it. This is a traditional restaurant which highlights local dishes. The service was attentive. The antipasti of prosciutto was excellent. the pasta dish of green ravioli stuffed with rabbit in butter sauce...More

Thank chriswood2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't have a booking but they fitted us in anyway - the staff were very welcoming. The pumpkin ravioli was simply heavenly, as was the veal cheeks braised in white wine. We also had some beautiful ricotta-filled tortelloni with truffles. We enjoyed an excellent...More

Thank eeli450
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A heavenly meal for two, I had the Tortellini di brodo, the broth was the very best I have had and I am going to try and replicate it at home, my husband had a first course of pasta with with ham that was sublime,...More

Thank MrsBlunders
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, friendly and authentic restaurant. Great wine recommendation. The food is authentic and honest. Great taste of natural fresh and simple ingredients. Try tortellini in broth and the mixed cold cuts!

Thank Georg0506
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for dinner and had an excellent meal with great local dishes, some with truffle that were delicious. Great local wine, Rosso di Montalcino to wash it all down. Tasty deserts, one in particular a sorbetto with zucca was superb. This restaurant...More

Thank pstaines
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Was given this as s recommendation from our hotel. It's a family run hotel with authentic Bologna good - absolutely delicious and should be sought out! The family make their own wine and I urge you to try it. I had the staple tortelloni in...More

Thank aquarian66
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Had the most beautiful food and lovely wine. The food was really so good . The starters were sublime. Panda cotta never tasted so good. Wonderful!

Thank Robinvip5
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We had a wonderful meal here! The place is small and intimate, and the staff was very welcoming. We spoke with the owner, and the restaurant has been in the family for generations with his mother still cooking in the kitchen. I had the scallopini...More

Thank ModeenW
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Upon arriving in Italy, we asked our hotel for a place where the "locals" go. This was one of the recommendations and our first taste of Italy! It was absolutely delicious. My daughter had Pumpkin Ravioli, my husband a veal dish and I had Pasta...More

Thank Momleit
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Jill T
I have booked a table for 21st October 2016 at 7.30pm in the name of Graham Mickley but did not change number required to 4 people. How do I add another two people to the booking?
14 October 2016|
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Response from Clodagh O | Reviewed this property |
As the others have advised, just email or call. They are most obliging and English is well spoken.
Hi there, We'll be in Bologna on Easter Monday, March 28, 2016. Will De Cesari be open on that date for lunch (between 12pm- 2pm)? If so, when will reservations become available? Thank you!
16 October 2015|
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Response from ABarrett_12 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have absolutely no idea but look them up on google and email their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via De' Carbonesi 8 | 40123 Bologna, 40123 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 237710
  • E-mail