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Cafe Zanarini

Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 275 0041
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible14%
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Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
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Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location (at one end of the charmingPiazza Galvani) and a nice place. We did not eat there, we had spritzes and tramezzini (finger snacks). The service was very good and very professional. The spritzes were some of the best I have ever had in...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated in a nice square with friendly and helpful staff. We stopped for a lunchtime G&T. The measures were generous to say the least and great nibbles are provided without charge. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the (rather expensive) pastry and also the bar food and espresso were very good in this happening place

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We stopped here twice to sample their gorgeous cakes and left happy both times. While we saw others sitting outside we opted to take our desserts home and they were happy to wrap them up beautifully for us.

Thank Nikki P
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I don't know how anyone doesn't give this place 5 stars! It is worth going across town to have your sweet and coffee here. Don't be in a rush. Sit back and enjoy..and you will. Overall, the feeling of being at a high-end place with...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

An elegant bright spacious pastry bar with a good size alfresco dining area in the piazza. This is a great place to be seen in, in the presence of many trendy people. The coffee and sandwiches and pastries look good. We had lunch there. The...More

Thank Haebee
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I love Zanarini. When I first came to Bologna in 2010, Zanarini was a bustling, sophisticated Italian bar serving great coffee and drinks all day long. I was worried that 7 years later, it may not be the same. But it's still brilliant. The staff...More

Thank Madelaine M
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Our local Italian friends met us here for drinks prior to dinner elsewhere. The place has the feel of authentic Bologna and is spacious and we had the whole upstairs to ourselves and could really enjoy friendly relaxation. There were nice little complimentary platters to...More

Thank Harold J
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We usually have either coffee, aperitivo or and after dinner drink here... it is just part of being in Bologna...

Thank Ligia J
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Don't be afraid of the location in the expensive area. Each dring comes with a small lunch for free! (Olives, potatochips, sandwiches).

Thank Johan S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 275 0041
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Breackfast, lunch and pre dinner.Very good cakes fron Antoniazzi experience.
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