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Cantina Bentivoglio

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San Vitale
As featured in Romantic Guide to Bologna
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Via Mascarella 4/B, 40126 Bologna, Italy
20:00 - 02:00
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Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had walked passed this place during the day and thought it would be cool to have a drink here and enjoy some live music... think again! This place serves some serious food! My father had the steak and I enjoyed some pasta with pear and cheese filling! The food was exceptional! The ambience was unforgettable! I looked around offen... More 

Thank dirk j
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My work colleague is from Bologna and arranged a booking at this restaurant for my boyfriend and I whilst we were visiting the city. My friend had advised that this was one of the best places to go, that will also not break the bank. She advised that they play music through out the evening during your meal and when... More 

1 Thank MichieR
Shanghai, China
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was late for my reservation for almost an hour. Still got seated almost in front of the scene to listen to some nice jazz. Very busy night, but food did arrive in a surprisingly timely manner. Beef slices were excellent! And despite everybody being very busy, one of the manager did find time to provide me with portable charger. What's... More 

Thank ArmenKarapetyan
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not been there for a while and it's still incredibly good and nice. Traditional bolognese food: we had mortadella mousse, mix entries, ravioli pears and cheese, mascarpone, with jazz background on Tuesday night! Simply amazing. 2 bottles of san giovese (excellent wine selection). Around 27 euro per person. In Milan or London you have a bad cooked pizza for that... More 

Thank camo81
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was the worst I have ever experienced in Bologna. We made a reservation one week before our meal. Despite this we had to wait 30 minutes for our table. In addition to this we had to wait over an hour between each course. When we got our main course the order was wrong. It was clear that the... More 

Thank CorkMb
Bath, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Lucky enough to visit again this year on a jazz night and the place was busy as ever. We sat upstairs near the door and it was a bit cold with customers coming and going but the pasta and secondi was to die for. The boar special was superb. Again, another Bologna favourite.

Thank GrahamL-S
Central Hungary, Hungary
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious pasta& tortelloni,lovely steak, good wine. Waiters are polite,speak english well. The jazz band start the performance after 9.30 pm. Taste it, you will not be disappointed!

Thank jeva72
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. It's very spacious, we went without a reservation and received a warm welcome. We were guided through the menu in good english and also the wines were explained. If you're not very familiar with the Italian cuisine it's best to ask how the food is cooked because there might be some surprises. What i... More 

Thank Angelica T
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

It was a unique night with live Jazz music. The food was really good and a bit more special than in other Restaurants in Bologna. Definitely recommended!!

Thank SarahMariaPA
Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

A special romantic night out to celebrate Valentine's. Couldn't have picked a better venue. Fantastic menu. It all looked so good; our choices were so tasty. Check out my pictures.

Thank Lorraine1413

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$73
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Mascarella 4/B, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > San Vitale
  • Neighbourhood: San Vitale

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