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Via Augusto Righi 8, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 235438
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Fri 19:00 - 22:00
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very cozy restaurant with very traditional espectacular italian food, great service and great food! 10/10

Thank Odde F
Zaragoza, Spain
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Recomended. It was a surprise. The first It was a mix of fresh pasta...very, very good. Second of beef with sauce... Dessert,..tiramisú. 8 points.

Thank carlos1112015
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent service, good food and superb wine. It is easy to find and has indoor and outdoor seating - good for watching the evening promenading! Meat dishes are the real strength and the fillet steak is tender and delicious. Very popular with locals and reservation is a must unless you arrive at opening time.

Thank AudePixie
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We frequented Donatello's on the first night we sat on the terrace. We asked if the resturant had WIFI the waitress said yes but she refused to give us the password. We then asked the other waiter and obliged...Still trying to figure that one out. Food was OK, nothing to write home about. We asked for a recommendation on the... More 

Thank Bronwyn F
Oslo, Norway
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56 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very nice restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere. The food served is very good, but the dessert (Tiramisu) was a bit disapointing. The servers did their best due to some misunderstanding on english. All in all a good evening and a recommended place to visit!

Thank KettleTheChef
Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across this place on our first night, they were very friendly and accommodating as my mother was in a wheelchair. 7 of us no problem. Food was so traditional, wine so good and such an interesting place. Would definitely recommend.

Thank rekool
Ely, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clearly a place loved by locals. We were lucky enough to get a table but the place is huge and turnover is brisk so don't expect to wait too long. Lots of beef dishes which is unusual in Bologna and all cooked the rare side of medium so if you prefer well done then not for you. The house Sangiovese... More 

Thank peterjmc2
Bologna, Italy
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was born and raised in Bologna. Only once i came to eat here, the place itself looks really good, service is excellent but the food... let me tell you if u want to eat typical food go somewhere else. I was surrounded by foreigners or people not from Bologna, i guess that for them the overall experience is very... More 

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We are born and grew up in Bologna, too, from generations. We are surprised of your disappointment in finding foreigners... More 

Barrie, Canada
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well known Italian restaurant that has great ambience, good service from helpful wait staff and excellent authentic local food. We thought it was important to try Bolognese in Bologna and were rewarded with delicious tagliatelle and lasagna. The veal and lamb were both outstanding, tender with good vegetable accompaniments. We highly recommend this restaurant and suggest making... More 

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our dinner here last night was fabulous by any standards! We asked for an outside table and were impressed with the food, the wine, the service and the prices. We ordered a bottle of Sangiovese Riserva and were pleasantly surprised by the price of €20 -- quite a few euros less than the same bottle costs in nearby restaurants. A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Augusto Righi 8, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 235438
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?