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Ristorante da Nello

#53 of 1,375 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Monte Grappa 2, 40121 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 236331
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a couple of ideas about places to try but hadn't booked anywhere and it was Valentine's Day. I asked our hotel receptionist who recommended da Nello for its good classic bolognese cooking, but proximity to the hotel (Corona d Oro). Happy to take his advice he kindly made a call and managed to get us in on an... More 

Thank DAT64
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, delightful and very helpful staff. Booked for us by our hotel whose restaurant was closed on our arrival.

Thank Mattie15
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Appearance from outside is deceptive, it looks small even when you enter but downstairs there is a bustling, elegant restaurant. Our waiter was fantastic and suggested we try the evening specials of fried artichokes and porcini and truffle lasagna and we shared these dishes, they were heavenly. My husband thought the pannacotta was exceptional with perfect texture. Great wine list... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was going to skip out on dinner after having a late lunch in the city. Luckily, I got here half an hour before closing! They weren't going to seat me at first, but the staff was very kind and found a table for me. The place was full of Italians (just what I like to see, as reassurance that... More 

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211 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I tried to get in here just before Christmas with friends but it was full. Luckily I found myself back in Bologna for business so I booked myself in for lunch. The staff are very welcoming, extremely slick and professional and it's great watching them work and keep everything running so smoothly. There's an open door to the kitchen and... More 

Thank Martin W
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and wine excellent, as are the small prices. Suggest before dinner visit a bar for an aperativo, drink with a complimentary buffet, then for dinner all you need is one course, but of course more wine.

Thank Simon R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a blast with the food, it was soooo good! Had the traditional bolognese dish, tagliatelle alla bolognese, which was wonderful, and panna cotta for dessert. Really enjoyed my meal! Also, the service was great! Hope to come back to Bologna and eat here again!

Thank IsabelaD
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clearly an institution in Bologna and good without being outstanding- busy with a great atmosphere and the hustle and bustle that comes with a popular place. Book ahead as it's very popular.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Dear 20,171 Readers (last count...), I have been a little bit absent of late but a visit to Da Nello in Bologna is just too compelling... Piccola and I had a very nice post Xmas break in our native Italy, touching my hometown Trieste, Perugia and lastly Bologna. This delightful town has three nicknames: "la Dotta" - "the Erudite" as... More 

Thank Massimo P
Moscow, Russia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Found this restaurant occasionally but after the first visit spent all our dinners there. For sure this place is worth to visit but you should reserve the table in advance. Very good specialties, pasta and carciofi.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$42
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Monte Grappa 2, 40121 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 236331
Since 1948 Da Nello Restaurant means "good food in Bologna"

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