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Osteria Boccabuona

#178 of 1,342 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Degli Usberti 5/a, 40121 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 221750
19:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 15:30
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All hours
Sun 19:00 - 00:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 01:00
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A simple, very basic restaurant with very basic food. Desserts were good and prices are very reasonable. Nice service.

Thank LG23
Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Visited twice on our recent trip to Bologna. Small restaurant with limited menu, but what they have is well chosen and well cooked. Particularly enjoyed the cold meat platter which my wife and I shared as a starter. If one person ate all that was on the plate they'd never have room for the tagliatelle ragu which was excellent !... More 

Thank Nigel C
Dundee, Scotland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Up a side street, so doesn't get passing trade. This is a quiet place, nice decor, friendly staff. The food is awesome. No English menu, so a bit of a lucky dip. We visited twice, both times were ace! :-)

Thank C-Z-17
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I just finished a lovely lunch at this hostaria on a chilly spring day. Fabulous service, esp considering my shameful lack of Italian! Lovely tortellini in brodo and accompanying vino. House made bread was delicious with antipasti as well. Many locals in for a reasonable prix fixe menu at lunchtime. Clearly regulars by comfort and greetings. Would happily return again.

Thank Neener25
Jupiter, Florida
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

I had lunch a couple of weeks ago with a friend of mine, the antipasto was great so was pasta. I liked the red wine they called.. Vino della casa... And the price is good. I will come back.

Thank Grace F
Moscow, Russia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Fine small place in the center of Bologna. Perfect local food and drinks (great stuff), very good prices! Very friendly stuff! I recommend.

Thank anatoly_tir
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

We did not plan to visit this restaurant; we stumbled upon it during a walk and entered for lunch. We had the "aperitivo della casa" - a glass of prosecco accompanied by traditional salami and two types of cheese and it was filling enough that we only needed one other course. We also enjoyed the great music and friendly service.... More 

Thank AdrianaTica2
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Pasta buonissima! Great food, friendly service, relaxed atmosphere - highlight of our trip! Worth trying this place.

Thank Cla27rm
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

WOW, what a revelation! An off the main high street gem of a restaurant. To start, a shared platter of fresh (and i mean fresh!) carved to order. 8 meats mixed salami, 10 mind blowingly delicious cheeses and hot hot fresh selection of breads with olives, onions, peppers in olive oil WOW! Huge portions and all best value in Bologna.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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168 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

I came here with three friends. We all had the nine Euro fixed price lunch, which included two plates (choice of three dishes for each), 1/2 water, and coffee. The quality of the food was very high and the service was efficient. Definitely recommended if you are in the area, which is a few blocks off Via Ugo Bossi.

Thank Michael V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$37
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Degli Usberti 5/a, 40121 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 221750

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