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Matusel

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Via Antonio Bertoloni 2, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 231718
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19:30 - 23:45
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 19:30 - 23:45
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Odessa, Ukraine
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 wonderful. He explained us what was in menu, helped to make our choice for food... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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' - unbelievable!!! My husband had fresh tuna which was baked with sweet onions ( you... More 

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Thank LuCooper
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

we went one evening for a quick dinner. I expected a typical Bolognese menu and instead I was surprised by the fact that there were also fish dishes. My ravioli were very tasty, I had a very good meal. The staff are very welcoming. Overall a very nice experience. By the way, prices are very good

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Thank Viridiana2012
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Mio Fratello! Thank you for making our visit to Matusel so very special... 2 nights in a row! The food is outstanding! Everything! But it's the people that turn dinner in a restaurant to a meal in someone's home...We really miss you! Molto Grazie!

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Thank MrGeorgetown
California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We had two dinners at this restaurant this past week. Both dinners were wonderful and we had different dishes each night. First dinner was so good we decided to return a couple of nights later, and unlike many second visits this did not disappoint. The host was warm and genial, spoke English and provided great recommendations both for specific menu... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

It is a magical place, with attention impeccable staff, the food is spectacularly delicious and the atmosphere is simply magical and if they are lovers of art and good decoration, this place is perfect because it has very interesting and characterful paintings, I recommend it widely they have to try the pasta with lobster.

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Thank Isra O
Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

My husband Steven and I just had a fantastic meal here. It started with fried zucchini flowers stuffed with seafood, and Mille foglie, then moved on to lobster with pasta and the most delectable sauce ever. We will absolutely be going back!

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Thank craigd2136
Riccione, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This restaurant is in a street near Via Belle Arti, i.e. in the core of the university neighbor. I came for a graduation lunch. We sat upstairs. We were almost 30 people, with 2 vegetarian. No-one starves! The starters were big dishes with prosciutto, salami, Bologna (or mortadella, as Italian said), served with different kinds of cheese and bread. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$38
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:45
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:45
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:45
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:45
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:45
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?