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La Traviata

#49 of 1,343 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Urbana 5/c, 40123 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 331298
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
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Deal, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A mix of tourists and locals. A friendly but rather forthright lady (owner?) who we felt was perhaps rather determined that we should eat the days specials. However she took our a la carte order promptly and efficiently. Food was good and atmosphere comfortable.

Thank Dealight
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere was great, even tho it was busy due to Emia visitors, the lady owner was very friendly and gave us some recommendations, we ordered pasta to start, the most amazing lasagne I have ever tasted. We then ordered are second plates after I had lamb and my husband had bolanaise, which was different both were nice. House red wine... More 

Thank Hwhorlow
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended to go to Osteria la Traviata by our hotel - and were not disappointed. We had wonderful, fresh, local food which was just what we were looking for in Bologna. We had hoped to get into one of the 'fancy' restaurants nearby, like the 3 Michelin star Osteria Francescana, but it was impossible to get a reservation.... More 

Thank B9245GKbenr
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47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The typical italian trattoria serving regional food: tortellini, tagliatelle, bollito all delicious as you expect. Portions are on the small side and some dishes are served in fancy contemporary shapes, I would get rid of them and serve the good honest food in the traditional white italian porcelain. Overall I would go back. Book in advance in particular at weekends... More 

Thank stefanoAroma
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were hesitant at first to enter this restaurant as nobody was there when it opened at 8. But five minutes later, locals started going in and it was almost filled by the time we left. It was our first meal on this trip to Italy and we were not sure about being able to share a course. They were... More 

Thank Donna B
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 27 October 2016

Family owned, and focused very much on Bolognese style pasta, (very thin, so lasagna, tortollini, tagliatelle etc.). Sometimes the tortollinos are prepared in front of you by the lady owner. The pasta was delicious and perfectly cooked. You have the option of making your own menu choice or being guided by the owner. We chose the latter and were not... More 

Thank Chris P
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164 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here on a recommendation from a local and TA reviews. The lady owner basically choose our starter mixed fritto. The plate for 4 of us was quite sad looking. Our mains of pasta all tasted ok, we have eaten much better but the main downfall was the portion sizes, they were very small. I didn't even want pasta, I... More 

Thank debsido
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Make sure you book in advance and details there soon after it opens. Forget the menu the lady owner will tell you want on that night and it is all good. Be warned if you have the mixed meats appetiser for 2 it is huge we went there twice this trip and no one finished it, All the pasta dishes... More 

Thank Barbara D
Houston, Texas
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this place following the recommendation of a local. We weren't at all disappointed. This is a family restaurant centrally located. We ordered the tagliatelle with ragú and the tortellini filled with ragú. Both dishes were fantastic. Service was excellent and the food was very affordable. Would definitely recommend and consider going back

Thank Rodrigo M
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

A nice restaurant serving traditional bolognese food. The service is simply perfect, greatly contributing to the experience. The lady was presenting the food very emotionally in Italian and when comprehension was insufficient, her English was good enough to clarify everything. A friendly advice - try to comunicate with as little English as possible... for once I do not envy those... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$66
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Urbana 5/c, 40123 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 331298

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