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Il Cantuccio

#64 of 1,375 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
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Via Volturno 4, 40121 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 233424
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants with sea food I have visited in my life. I can recommend this place to everyone who visit Bologna.

Thank Andrzej K
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I found this restaurant in Bologna reading the tripadviser comments. When I arrived there, I joust found that they can serve minimum 2 people for each table. This was first time when I was in the front of such condition in a restaurant. I was lucky because in same time arrived other single lady and we made a team in... More 

Thank carmenalx
Istanbul, Turkey
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

You have 2 choices, either you chose from the menu, or you chose chef's menu and they bring you 7 courses! Chose that 7 courses! Its like a fusion kitchen. Fish with pistachios and many different and delicious meals! And the final with limoncello! Its homemade limoncello, you leave the restaurant exetremely happy:) the atmosphere is cosy and relax! It... More 

Thank Ceyda K
Cary, North Carolina
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99 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The food is great. We were happy with the parmesan risotto and should have stopped there. The owner was very liberal with the truffles on top of the risotto. LOVED IT.

Thank momma_christa
fort lauderdale
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162 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I would gladly drive back to Bologna for the same meal! We were invited here by people in the know and they warned us that we would have only seafood. The quality of the food was amazing. First they brought antipasti in plates: the white anchovies, bruschetta, olives... then two big plates of clams, then we had, plates of big... More 

Thank Ligia J
Epsom, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were dining across the road (literally on the pavement opposite) and only when we saw lots of people going in, and some being turned away, did we realise Il Cantuccio was a restaurant. The pink neon sign above the door isn't very classy, the entrance is unassuming and looks like the entrance to a stockroom. Not to mention there... More 

1 Thank Cecilia L
Paris, France
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Amazing, you should like fish for sure but you'll be surprise, no menu you'll be served depending on the arrival. Server are very nice and they will serve you until you said stop. Several plates with several type of test that will enjoy your diner. The cooker know how to Cook!! Was very nice and will come back to test... More 

Thank Nathaniel A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

The food was great. Price definitely reasonable to the quality of food n services provided. Can compareto 1 star Michelin Bit crowed, but doesn't affect the overall environment n the service. Must express my special thanks to the members of staff especially the young English speaking waitress who was extremely helpful in explaining n taking care of us. Restaurant is... More 

Thank Leon C
Izmir, Turkey
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144 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

At first I want to inform that i visited several seafood restaurants in Italy from Sicily to Genoa. Il Cantuccio is definetly the best I ever tasted in Italy. This was my 4th visit to Il Cantuccio and each time I found them better. No menu, very good service and beautiful food. They only have 14 small, square tables so,... More 

1 Thank AlparslanT
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

On the recommendation of a fellow international student and Bologna resident we had our last meal here before returning home. Not quite knowing what to expect as there was no menu outside we called in as we were passing to book. The owner was very friendly and chatty and appreciated that we spoke Italian -it's very near the excellent Madrelingua... More 

Thank Ann D

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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
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Volturno 4, 40121 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 233424

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