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Via De' Musei 2, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 224589
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 01:00
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Mon - Sat 12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 01:00
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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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509 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were initially attracted by the outside seating which looked good but was very busy, so we were pleasantly surprised to see the area downstairs which was comfortable and less busy. The menu is interesting, the food very good and the service was excellent. Prices were reasonable too.

Thank Chris P
Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Was here during a bussines trip in the area. A walk treu town looking for a nice resteaurant. Had a fantastic cheese platter, and seafood macaroni! Just great! Recommend to everyone!

Thank Brammos
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Ok, I wasn't expecting anything special, thinking it was the usual tourist trap in the city centre, but the setting outside was beautiful and we were hungry so we decided to stop here. We ordered starters and pasta which were Ok, nothing exceptional but good enough...the problem were the pizzas, which resembled those frozen American Pizzas, terrible! so, if you... More 

Thank Giulianesi
Elena E, Direttore generale at Buca San Petronio, responded to this review

Hello Mr. Giulianesi, We're really sorry about your feedback, especially about the pizza. We make our dough, just with sourdough, and each individual leavening takes 72 hours. Try to image what kind of job there is behind. Anyway is possible you don't like it, but usually our guest never are disappointed about the pizza. Thanks for all the rest, and... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The outdoor seating is located in a peaceful square opposite a lovely church. However, although the service was quick the food was disappointing. The gnocchi was store bought which was a little disappointing and the prices are above average compared to other better restaurants in the area.

Thank EttyRutherford
Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and were very suprised. Very good plates, fresh pasta, good wine and very friendly waiters. And on top very nice setting. Thank you

Thank DanielSchots
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Some really mixed reviews on here, makes me wonder what people expect from a restaurant 2 minutes from the main tourist attraction in any city. They are never going to be the most fabulous restaurants in the world. But, as tourist restaurants go this has everything you need: location, buzz and views, 'authentic' bolognese atmosphere, efficient - if not over... More 

Thank Robin K
Zurich, Switzerland
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160 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We arrived quite early for dinner (around 8 pm) and ordered the pizza al tegamino. This is a very old speciality that was exported to the US to become the pan pizza. Good taste, but it is a filling dish. To go with it we had a very good bottle of Umberto Cesari wine (from the region). Service was good... More 

Thank Susy-1974
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The restaurant is located in a square and we had a table in the lower open part. Service was friendly and efficient and the food was good as was the wine. Prices were fine.

Thank ajwyld
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

The food was okey, but the service was not good at all. Waiters were uninterested and so unpatient. Would unfortunetly not recommend this at all as they seem only to be bothered by foreigners.

Thank Remi K
Max G, Responsabile web e social media at Buca San Petronio, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we apologize that you did not enjoy your experience at Buca San Petronio. We always try to do our best and to be attentive, careful and kind with all our guests but this period we have been having a massive flow of guests in particular in mondays, tuesdays and wednesdays, days that usually were not so busy for... More 

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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

It's located a a small square opposite of a church, medium to high priced food and drinks, you find wine up to 350 Euro a bottle and more ... Nice atmosphere on the square, even sometimes with live music as on our evening, but you don't have to go there for the food quality ...

Thank Ecclestones

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$43
Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via De' Musei 2, 40124 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 224589

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