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Ristorante Da Fabio

Via del Cestello 2/A, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 220481
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“meringue cake” (2 reviews)
“ice cream” (8 reviews)
“antipasti” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Via del Cestello 2/A, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 6 November 2017

This was our favorite restaurant when we lived in Bologna 40 years ago. On our recent visit nothing has changed except Fabio has passed and his nephew has followed in his footsteps. Be prepared for food, food, and food and then dessert. Nothing is lacking....More

Thank Allen A
Reviewed 2 August 2017

A wonderful friendly restaurant. The excellence of the staff is only exceede by the excellence of the food.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I was most fortunate to be introduced to Da Fabbio over 30 years ago. It says a lot that its clientele is as mixed now as it was then. For this long promised visit, with close friends, Da Fabio was the first stop. The atmosphere...More

1  Thank dominic278
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Fantastic experince. We returned to this very quaint family Italian restaurant after eating here in 2015. Everything is fresh made. We had a group of 7. The waiters brought out 10 or so appetizers in which they charged us only for what we ate. This...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place!!! Service was excellent feeling welcome since the beginning. Stunning food, quality and quantity. I loved the sweet onions! And what about the meringue cake wawwww i will go again for sure.

Thank Virginia L
Reviewed 27 April 2017

It's a good restaurant, not one of the very best probably, but a very good, if a bit expensive, one. The great part is the variety of antipasti and desserts that you get served, basically, a free top-quality buffet on your table. Pasta was good,...More

Thank Lorenzo M
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We had an amazing meal here with eight people. The concept here is that they bring you plates of quality food to share. It is much to much but all excellent! Not pretentious, classic Italian, regional food. Great starters, we actually ahd 8 or so...More

Thank Nik C
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

It's a small hole in the wall so reservations are recommended. Once you enter the establishment, get ready for an out of this world experience. The food is typical bolognese and delicious. Try ordering a bottle of 'francacorta' which is an upgrade from the typical...More

Thank robert12013
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Hugely entertaining slick head waiter promising "surprises", a novel service model with huge selection of "anonymous" starters and desserts all served unbidden so to speak with interspersed more explicit first and second courses, combined with superbly cooked, fresh food made for a fabulous meal of...More

Thank Running W
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This restaurant is the best meal i have ever had. I would recommend Da Fabios for dinner rather than lunch as you are brought a huge amount of food (all fantastic) the staff were all very kind. You are not given a menu which is...More

Thank William F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$51 - US$147
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Cestello 2/A, 40124 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > Santo Stefano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Stefano
  • Phone Number: +39 051 220481
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