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Via De' Fusari 5, 40123 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 234654
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Fri 19:00 - 23:00
Sat 19:00 - 23:30
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food average, service awful. What else to say? The waiter started as he meant to continue rude, monosyllabic and forgot first one meal and then the dessert. We felt we must have done something to offend but we were not alone in enduring poor attitude. Just don't go there.

Thank TJD744
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

Sadly we found this gem of a restaurant on our last day in bolongna, we had a lunch there. It was amazing, my husband is from the sout of Italy and he rated it highly. He had linguini with lobster, my friend had spaghetti with seafood, she said it was best she had had. I and others had pizza, sooo... More 

Thank rekool
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is so delicious! and Bruno is the best! we love that place! highly recommended ! D&L !!!! must visit!

Thank Dominika C
Fair Oaks, California
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tony! Tony! Tony! Thanks for the great service, food and wine! We had our first Bologna meal with you and our last with you and our friends from Bologna and can't say enough about how enjoyable they were.

Thank Ruthek40
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240 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just off Piazza Maggiore we came upon this restaurant after a few hours walking. We were tired and needed to recharge. Typical Italian feel in a lovely building. We were shown to a table in the inner room by an unsmiling person, then served by another unsmiling person. In fact the service was so dour I was wondering if we... More 

Thank BOXtheFOX
Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second trip to the restaurant, 3 years apart and both trips were wonderful. The house wine was excellent, and after a week in Italy, we thought this was the best pasta we had all week!

Thank Kevin B
Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I ate here twice - an excellent pizza at lunch time, and an equally good full meal in the evening. Lovely vaulted interior, with a frieze of maiolica tiling around the walls. Extremely professional and attentive waiting staff (a special mention for Toni, who deservedly features a lot in other reviews). I had cotoletta alla bologonese - wonderfully cooked, and... More 

Thank John P
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This was a perfect place for a good Italian dinner in a small and quiet street right next to the Piazza Maggiore. I had the tortellone with lemon sauce and it was quite refreshing. Their pizza looked amazing too. It was popular with tourists and locals alike and that is always a good sign. The staff was very friendly too.

Thank Dessie M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was was very quiet (1/3 full), my wife's food was satisfactory, mine was disappointing & they forgot one of our party's food. The service was very poor & this was the only disappointing experience we had in four days in Bologna. We would not return or recommend this restaurant.

Thank BelfastHarland
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Food was nothing amazing but we were craving for some pizza and it was alright. We also had a salad but it was ok. It has affordable prices.

Thank RocioMay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$67
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 15:00
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via De' Fusari 5, 40123 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 234654
Pizzeria Trattoria La Mela borns in April 1980 and since then it's a reference point for good Amalfi and Bolognese cuisine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the center of Bologna.

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