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Franco Rossi

Via Goito 3, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 238818
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Via Goito 3, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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1 - 10 of 181 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I never saw a staff (personnel ), who was so arrogant , not smiling and cold. An atmosphere of snobbishness. You did not indeed feel any pleasure/comfort. An establishment I`ll never visit again.

Thank mlhrst
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit disappointing given its reputation and fame. Nothing was bad but nothing stood out as great either. It was basically 2X the price of going to an osteria and the food quality wasn't better (I'm not saying it was more expensive and only slightly...More

Thank Victor W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok I might be somewhat spoilt on food but I think the quality of the food here in this restaurant is over rated. The service is good. The waiters were super polite, nice etc.. The ambience is nothing extra ordinary but seems to be of...More

Thank umurcan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was great and the staff extremely friendly and obliging. The wines were also excellent and the price was very reasonable and well worth it.It was our first meal on our visit to Bologna and this restaurant set a very high standard and was...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for something more than the tourist restaurants in Bologna. We found Franco Rossi on TripAdvisor and made a booking. On arrival we were shown to a nice table in their cellar area and looked after royally by an efficient,...More

1  Thank RVMSydney
Reviewed 5 June 2017

First impressions when we walked in: The place is quite small with a few tables on the ground floor with some extra tables in a basement area (which without natural light was a bit stark) The ground floor where we were seated, however, was very...More

2  Thank Dave L
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We loved this restaurant. We got there promptly at 7pm as we had a reservation at that time, but the restaurant wasn't ready which was sort of understandable because that is the time when their open for dinner service. They asked us politely to wait...More

Thank Vivian C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We felt at home the moment we walked in. You can order wine by the glass which continues to be filled up for only 5 euro. Best bolognase we have had in bologna. Very friendly service and true Italian experience.

Thank merryn r
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Our hotel said we should eat here - and they were right. Franco himself, ex-football star, was there to greet us. For 40 euros per head, the several course meal included white and red wine. The artichoke tart to start was amazing, the two-sort pasta...More

1  Thank Ian K
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

There is a lot of trattoria or osteria in Italy. If you want something more restaurant like I would recommend Franco Rossi. The wine list is quite interesting, and the food is without surprise but respect the season, and the products in a really enjoyable...More

Thank Sylvain G
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$36 - US$144
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Goito 3, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 238818
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This must be one of the best restaurants in Bologna with a friendly welcome, great service and a celebrated chef.
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