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“So good we went twice”
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Ranked #34 of 2,074 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$45
Description: PARLOR is a restaurant and cocktail bar, an atypical foodie lounge intentionally hidden underneath one of the characteristic arcades of Bologna (the so-called “portici”), at walking distance from the Two Towers and the seven churches that dominate what is, perhaps, the most beautiful square of the city.
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Description: PARLOR is a restaurant and cocktail bar, an atypical foodie lounge intentionally hidden underneath one of the characteristic arcades of Bologna (the so-called “portici”), at walking distance from the Two Towers and the seven churches that dominate what is, perhaps, the most beautiful square of the city.
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

We found this place while waiting for a table for dinner at Drogheria Rossa next door. It looked inviting and calm, and some people out front were drinking big glasses of Aperol spritz, glowing amber and gold. We went in and had the same fantastic drinks, plus a plate of local cold cuts like Parma ham, culatello, coppa and mortadella and it was so good we came back for a whole meal the next day.

The tuna tataki and the pasta specialities like tortellini Al brodo in broth were so good I knew our goose was cooked, as they say. I literally ordered goose and it did not disappoint. We quaffed great glugs of local wine and were well and truly plucked after this quacking evening.

Oh yeah - the olives the big green round olives, were a taste of a better world. I wish everywhere was this good!

Thank MrKahn
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We were so glad to have found this restaurant. It was our favourite of all the places we ate during our stay. In fact we decided to go again for our last dinner in Bologna and were not disappointed. Both times we booked through The Fork and there were no problems at all with our reservations. We ate outside but the inside seemed to be very nice as well. The staff were very good and seemed to genuinely care about the service and the quality of the food. It was important to them that we enjoyed our meal. Not only was the food good but it was very attractively presented. The carpaccio appetizer was wonderful as was the octopus. For main courses we enjoyed the risotto as well at the steak and the duck breast. We would recommend any of these dishes and would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

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Thank flipflopgirl55
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Booked dinner via the Fork well in advance for 3. When we arrived on time there was some confusion about our booking even though it was written in their appointment book. We asked to be seated outside and was shown to a small table for 2. We requested a bigger table but was told by waitress that it was a table for 4! That table and several tables were empty when we left after our meal. So far not impressed with service. The menu is not huge with typical pasta and meat selections. Food was average. The desserts were better than the food. The wine list has a good range. So overall I would not come back. The restaurant next door Drogheria Della Rosa is much better.

1  Thank Wongluk
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

perfect restaurant. the staff were very polite and friendly. the food was just as good. would highly recommend to anyone wanting to try something little different to other restaurants in the area.

Thank farhanarkan
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We went here on a Sunday evening and the restaurant filled up quite quickly. The place is nicely decorated and the waiters were very attentive. The pasta Bolognese and the risotto cacio e pepe were outstanding, as were the tuna and snapper we had as a main course. The wine recommendations by the staff were good and the wines tasted great. A definite recommendation!

Thank sjdirks
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