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Pasticceria Santo Stefano

#300 of 1,558 Places to Eat in Bologna
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Via Santo Stefano 3, 40125 Bologna, Italy
07:30 - 21:00
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Beautiful cakes in a traditional pasticceria, plenty of selection and very reasonably priced. We went every single day on our 4 day holiday and we are already looking forward to going back! The cannoli was my absolute favourite thing I've ever tasted!

Thank Bathdiner1
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Very yummy pastries and cakes, really suggested for a quick break in the city centre: little pastry and an espresso, and off you go! I really don't like the outside tables and service is a little expensive, though.

Thank Costanza d
Perth, Australia
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We were here every morning trying their different pastries. Our favourites were the apple pastry and the ones with custard. Quick and friendly service, a very busy place among locals for coffee. Nice caffe lattes. Definitely go here!

1 Thank imogen210893
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We visited this cafe twice, having cappuccinos and desserts inside, in the back room with locals one night, and then returned another day to have cappuccinos and pastries at their outdoor tables one afternoon. This cafe added one euro to the charge of each cappuccino for having table service, but added nothing to the cost of the pastries. So for... More 

Thank Donna B
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We visited this pasticceria on a Sunday morning which is obviously a busy day for this type of establishment. Many locals were making their choices of the wonderful display of cakes and pastries. The price for two cups of coffee and two pastries was less than 5 euros something you would never get in the UK. It was nice watching... More 

1 Thank jab58
Offenbach, Germany
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123 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Pasticceria Santo Stefano in Bologna offers a wide range of delicious, homemade cakes, brioches, tramezzinies / sandwiches. You can sit outside by good weather and consume coffee as well as wine and different long and soft drinks.

Thank KDU-9999
Bologna, Italy
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

excellent cappuccino and tasty pastries in the center of town. great way to start your morning on the way to where ever you are going.

1 Thank Yoshi666
Reading, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Fantastic patisserie/cafe with tables and chairs outside. On our first visit I tried a little pastry/cake made with lots of nuts and covered in honey, which was lovely but no where near as nice as the Sachetorte that my husband had. Absolutely delicious. On our second visit I tried a different cake, which had fresh cream and fruit on, which... More 

Thank Kate H
Bologna, Italy
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218 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

aperitif, fair price, excellent savory pastries, cakes unfortunately I have not tasted. Table very rich aperitif.

Thank Onlygoodfoods
Melbourne, Australia
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144 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

A short distance from the two towers this pasticceria makes great coffee and has wonderful cakes. Their heavy solid chocolate and their rice cakes were wonderful.

Thank aussieskiman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Santo Stefano 3, 40125 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: 051-22-41-60

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