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Il Circolino

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Via Belvedere 3 | In pieno Centro Storico, Dietro Il Mercato delle Erbe, 40121 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 221383
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We had two lunches here and both were great tasting and great value. They did a fab antipasti - the food kept coming! They also do a 2 course lunch for €9 in the week, I challenge you to find better value. Of course wash it all down with some local wine, perfect! Thanks for the great service:)

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Bologna, Italy
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

We didn't have high exoectations when we sat down at the outside tabkes but on a Saturday in August when so many places were shut I (resident in Bologna almost 20 years) settled on Il Circolino as it had an Emilia menu and reasonable prices. I had a lovely and beautifully presented beef tartare while my British guests ordered Tagliatelle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

went on a Friday night wasn't so busy, so service was fine...it`s a family restaurant where food is simply delicious and of a great quality but still surprisingly cheap. Had 1 Pizza between 2 for a starter 8/10 1 fish 9/10 1 Steak 9/10 Great Fries 10/10 ( Best ever eaten) 1x 1/2 carafe housewine 7/10 2x large water &... More 

Thank Mario A
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

Stumbled across this last year while in Bologna, went back again that trip and a year later searched the streets (with my very patient girlfriend) trying to find it. I'd told her about this place when I returned home in 2011 with the promise that I'd take her there this year. It was worth it the wait. I fell in... More 

Thank Dan B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2008

Many fantastic wines, most for 8-10 euro a bottle (!) was the first thing to notice. We had a 2003 valpolicella for 8 euro which was fantastic.. My entrecote (10 euro,with bone and about 400-500 grams) was the best entrecote I have ever eaten in my life ! Will certainly eat here again when I will be in Bologna next... More 

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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
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Belvedere 3 | In pieno Centro Storico, Dietro Il Mercato delle Erbe, 40121 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 221383
From the passion and the experience for the good food comes Il Circolino, a friendly and quiet atmosphere perfect to taste the typical recipes of the emilian gastronomy. Homemade pasta, meat, fish, "crescentine", "tigelle" and pizza cooked in a pan located in the hystorical center of Bologna. The menu proposals are different day by day to ensure the freshness and quality: tradition means to follow the semplicity and seasonality of the products!

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