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Va Mo Là is a special place where you can eat and drink while reading a book. The kitchen offers typical recipes from Bologna. The delicate and elegant scenography of the local the soft lighting and cozy jazz music makes the space perfect to relax and chat with friends and new people. An unforgettable experience to live in the historic center of Bologna.
PRICE RANGE
€15 - €60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Emilian, Northern-Italian
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was nice (nothing to write home about), service was terrible and awkward as staff were actually running around us. We felt very neglected and ended up leaving straight after our mains… would perhaps recommend if it wasn’t busy, as the potential was there.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was a recommendation from the hotel. Cute restaurant that looks a little like a library. Food was extremely good and so was the dessert.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 8 May 2024 via mobile

We went there because a local friend from bologna recommended it and the ratings were very good. Unfortunately it was one of the worst restaurants we’ve been to while in bologna. Maybe it was just a bad day/night and luck was not on our side....The bread was hard like it was from yesterday, we asked for another bag and it was the same. Waiter (all students i assume) didn’t care about bringing us some olive oil or salt. Forgot our drinks too. The main course (meatballs, potatos with bacon and tagliatelle) was cold when it arrived and served with no “love” unfortunately. The wine was amazing though! We’ll give it another try next time.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 29 April 2024

Would recommend this restaurant to everyone visiting Bologna. We came back twice. The food (especially the balanzone) was amazing, the waiters were super friendly and the atmosphere in the restaurant was very cosy. A hidden gem in Bologna!! Thank you Dario for your service!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 19 April 2024

We went there on three occasions, dinner, lunch and dinner so you understand we liked the food, the service and atmosphere. So you may be wondering why only 1star, well first meal we were at the front door, next meal at a window further inside...and third time at the rear facing the large child porn mural and it is most certainly not art.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 8 April 2024 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by the hotel reception as we hadn’t booked anything for our first night in Bologna. Great quirky place, traditional good food, very reasonable and friendly staff. I would definitely recommend and I would also return.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024

Delicious dinner here. We started with a meat and cheese platter. Then we had a lasagna dish and a baked chicken dish. Everything was great. The atmosphere and staff were also lovely. Recommended.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

We came to enjoy the drinks and the desserts - they offered us a table - took our ordered and a few minutes later they kicked us out due to the fact that “they are a restaurant and they can’t serve desserts and drinks only...- we have to order main courses as well”. Excuse me??? So if you want to come here make sure you eat 4 meals because otherwise you get kicked out.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 November 2023 via mobile

I have been in Bologna now for a while and this is my go to choice. The food is good, but the venue and staff make the most of the experience. However, I enjoy the dinner staff more than lunch hour. Would recommend!!!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

A huge and unique restaurant that has a library theme. The food/pasta was great with great service from a 21 young man (forgot his name). Had a great bottle of wine and delicious dessert. Highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2023 via mobile

This was lovely. We’d seen it recommended on here and gave it a go. Really lovely food. Relaxed atmosphere. Nice setting. Top advice maybe don’t round it off with a pudding if you’ve had a starter and a main but that’s just our option, as...we ended up feeling like two round barrels, but really lovely food!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023

We had a pleasant evening at this restaurant. There was seating outside on the streets of Bologna and also pleasant seating inside including one area inside with a few tables that was open to the sky, which was a nice touch. The pasta was delicious...especially the Tortellini and the wines reasonable value and tasty. Service was friendly and helpful.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

This place was very busy but we got a table after a few minutes. The decor was interesting with a big bookshelf on one wall. An arty sort of place. We stuck to traditional menu items which were outstanding.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 4 September 2023 via mobile

Service and food were excellent. The owner is a caring and professional host who took care of us through our lunch. Wonderful Ambiente… the restaurant was a library and preserved its charm. We will be back!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023 via mobile

Walking in via delle Moline you will pass by many places to eat. But if you’re a book lover, this place will steal your heart. The walls are full of books, the music is jazzy and the food perfect. Don’t miss the rabbit with mashed...potatoes.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Yes. I'm a vegetarian also. They were so helpful and made a vegetarian version of the ragu with home made pasta - delicious.
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  • Food: 4.5
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