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Via Antonio Bertoloni 2, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 231718
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“octopus” (8 reviews)
“seafood” (9 reviews)
“ravioli” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Via Antonio Bertoloni 2, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taken here by the tour manager on Christmas Eve. We had a private room upstairs in the restaurant and enjoyed an excellent evening involving several courses and a generous provision of wines and liqueurs. Cannot comment on the prices, as this was included in the...More

Thank jfenner
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I have been there while in Bologna with my partner and friends and we absolutely love it! Thanks to a local friend of mine who showed us the place, we had the chance having an amazing meal here. The service is professional and extremely friendly....More

Thank Freddyemme
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

It is so pleasing to go to a restaurant where the staff take a pride in their expertise and make you welcome. Our waiter gave us advice on our choice of food and wine, without trying to be pushy, and as a consequence we had...More

Thank miicoe
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Found this place accidentally and decided to have lunch here. Was a good decision, very good food and services! Recommend it!

Thank Narcisa V
Reviewed 12 April 2017

When I booked my flights to Bologna I was mostly excited for the food. Being the Food Capital of Italy I knew I had to make each meal amazing. Luckily, I was meeting my boyfriend here and he had been to Bologna previously, so I...More

Thank Kimberley L
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The food here was stunning first to last (and the last was worth the extra calories, lemme tell ya.) Because this is Italy, there is pasta, so there is always something for a vegetarian, and the pasta here is stellar in every way any human...More

Thank Shariann L
Reviewed 28 December 2016

nice atmosphere and good food. In a place which was formerly a bordel, you will have a nice lunch in short time and at reasonable price. Be on board!

Thank Gianni F
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our wonderful apartment hosts Gianluigi & Claudia. Not touristic, not easy to find, but a very nice place. We had such a nice lunch there, that decided to be back for a dinner. English speaking guy Giuseppe served us just...More

Thank NatalyOds
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We've just had the most amazing meal here! Started with a plate of marinated fish - tuna, salmon, anchovies, all melt in your mouth.... A bowl of peppered mussels that were so tasty... Then my daughter and I had 'passatelli with prawns, clams and octopus'...More

Thank LuCooper
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with colleagues based on local recommendation. Ambience is good and food was excellent. We tried lobster and octopus - both well prepared and very good quality. Can certainly recommend this restaurant if you're ever in Bologna.

Thank davidbI172FO
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$43
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:45
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:45
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:45
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:45
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:45
19:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Antonio Bertoloni 2, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > San Vitale
  • Neighbourhood: San Vitale
  • Phone Number: +39 051 231718
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Matusel restaurant Bologna centre ( Old Town ) Matusel the restaurant , known for forty years as a pub , it is now completely renovated with a menu of Sicilian cuisine made from oily fish and some traditional variants . The restaurant ( air-conditioned ) also has a loft room independent for business dinners with a capacity of 25-30 people and a sitting area where an aperitif or an after dinner liqueur. Matusel restaurant The culture of food meets art: exhibitions, meetings and musical atmospheres Sicilian cuisine and traditional fish site in the Palazzo Bianconcini, (historical building )
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