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Via Galliera 34 | Emilia Romagna, 40121 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 248073
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
7:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Galliera 34 | Emilia Romagna, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is modern reflecting the cuisine. The staff are very approachable and helpful. They know their food and are happy to talk about it - in English as well, which was a bonus for us. You need to book here. I thought it would...More

Thank sleepybexhill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked the look of this little restaurant near our hotel in central Bologna, but the first time we went in there it was booked out. Our next attempt was on a Monday night and it was closed. The next night we went there again,...More

Thank Shelley D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first night in Bologna and we found this had some great reviews on Tripadvisor so hoped they would be able to squeeze us in on a Wednesday night. We were very lucky as despite being very busy when we arrived they managed to squeeze...More

Thank Ems1983
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice small restaurant tucked away on a small street close to via independenza. Predominantly locals, usually a good sign. Excellent bolognese food, very good service.

Thank TimH1000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I honestly don’t think it’s possible to have a bad meal in this foodie city and L’Arcimboldo didn’t disappoint. We arrived early for our reservation- my mistake - but friendly waitresss directed us to a nearby cocktail bar for half an hour until our table...More

Thank QuincyYork
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Started off our Bologna trip on a good note. All the food was delicious and the service was perfect. On the plus side this was a 2-minute walk from our hotel so very convenient. Recommended!

Thank Maria D
Reviewed 18 December 2017

We did make a reservation a few weeks in advance, after reading so many positive stories we had to try the restaurant as wel. All I can say that all the courses we did eat where delicious. It was a true sensation in the mouth....More

Thank Gerard S
Reviewed 28 November 2017

My wife and I had dinner here and found it to be a bit of a mixed experience. The restaurant is relatively tucked away, quite small but pleasant enough. It takes its name from the Italian painter who specialised in constructing paintings using fruit and...More

Thank Julian P
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We booked to ensure we got a table at this highly rated restaurant. Many locals were present for special meals. The food is excellent and the restaurant is attractive. However there was little personality in the service. Nothing to complain about, but no character. We...More

Thank Peter M
Federica F, Owner at L'Arcimboldo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Hi Peter, thank you for your review, positive overall. Every day we're trying to do our best in cuisine and service, but we highly appreciate that customers help us with their suggestions to improve ourselves much more. We hope, anyway, you enjoyed your experience at...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

Ate here on our last night in Bologna (4 night trip) on the recommendation of the cheese/ meat seller in the Mercado delle Erbe. Best meal of the trip by far, which is not belittling other restaurants which were very good too. Delicious Primi course...More

Thank David X
Federica F, Owner at L'Arcimboldo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Hi David! Thank you very much for your positive review! Hope to see you again at our restaurant. Very kind regards

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Angela R
4 September 2017|
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Response from Bill Y | Reviewed this property |
Best advice would be to ring or email.
27 August 2017|
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Response from zorrothecat | Reviewed this property |
Sorry dont know
24 July 2017|
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Response from Bill Y | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the comment above. Ring the restaurant - not Tripadvisor. Should be fine but they need to know you are coming.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$49
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
7:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Galliera 34 | Emilia Romagna, 40121 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 248073
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Tiny and cozy restaurant, placed in the city centre of Bologna, close to the main square, Piazza Maggiore and close to the train station and the most popular monuments. The restaurant suggests traditional cuisine modernized by new matches of flavours and textures. Small wine list focused on local wine with an attention for italian and international wines. A basement set up for event and art exhibitions.
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