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La Cesoia

#29 of 1,391 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Giuseppe Massarenti 90/2D | 40138 Bologna, 40138 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 342854
12:15 - 14:45
19:30 - 22:45
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Sun 12:15 - 14:45
Tue - Fri 12:15 - 14:45
Tue - Sat 19:30 - 22:45
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is really excellent, imaginative and different. The issue is that there simply aren't enough staff to cope. We were left waiting for over an hour between courses whilst they focused on some large groups in the restaurant. The taster menu is actually good value and the wine list is interesting and also represents good value. This is so... More 

Thank Nigel M
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on a Friday evening and found the food and service exceptional , the restaurant location suited our location but it is out of the city centre but please make the effort to go you will not be disappointed.

Thank Michael P
Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is 30 min walk from the center, the scallops were smelling, so not so fresh..., waiters quite arrogant and spending more time to look in the mirrow and making their hair than servicing the customer, food nothing special fancy Italian on the plate, but price quality not ok, there are much better places in Bologna

Thank Donno F
Cosenza, Italy
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

In this place what you will remember is the portion sizes. Never had such small portions, almost as if the chef is concurring for his first star. The guy is certainly on the right path, the fantasy of matching flavors is ok, the taste can be improve, the presentation is good, but some works are still needed. A special mention... More 

Thank andcar74
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately for this restaurant the service killed any quality food offering. In fact some of the food was amazing but some was disgusting ...like serving steak that was raw in the middle. We waited over two hours to be fed and then disappointed. Saving grace was, we got 80 euro off the bill.. RED DOOR......warning!

Thank adadamico
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Been twice, both times had exceptional food at reasonable prices. Service is solid. Bit out of the way, which is the only reason this spot hasnt gotten more publicity! Upscale and innovative Italian food served at solid prices. Wine list is particularly reasonable!

Thank 50Local
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Four of us ate at La Cesoia in December 2016. The restaurant is situated on a quiet and unassuming street and doesn't look much from the outside. However, step through the door and everything changes! We received a warm welcome, we had a choice of table, and the menu was carefully explained to us, together with the options and wine... More 

Thank Rhys71
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Do not waste your money at this restaurant for several reasons Starting that does not provide a wireless network that believes it is necessary for a store that holds the 9th position at the list of good restaurants. Secondly had no music with effective you cant discuss or you hear the discussion from the tables near you Arriving at the... More 

Thank pa. k
Camilla M, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Cesoia, responded to this review

Dear Pa. K, thank you for your review. Firstly, we decided not to provide wireless network because in 2017 all people spent their time with mobile phone instead of speaking with other guys at the table or reading a book. We are working on having music. Your sentence: "Arriving at the main menu had little choice with modest tastes, disappointing... More 

Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Booked on the day via trip adviser. Slightly out the centre of town but got a taxi. Nice, bright, modern decor Friendly but discreet staff. Maitre d was very helpful with wine choices and I had a different glass with each course - all excellent Tasting menu looked great but we have different tastes so picked our own. Aubergine starter... More 

Thank gillk65
Camilla M, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Cesoia, responded to this review

Thanks. Pietro M. More 

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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were staying locally, read about this restaurant and booked online via Trip Advisor with the promise of a 20 per cent discount. Went for an early time which suited us - when we arrived we were the first there. Went for the four course tasting menu - you choose from the main menu with smaller portion sizes. Very enjoyable.... More 

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Camilla M, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Cesoia, responded to this review

Dear Wanderdog99, thank you for your review. Sometimes appens that the restaurant isn't so full... is like the life, sometimes very busy and other times not! We should look on the bright side: soft atmosphere and waiters for you! Hope to see you next time you'll visit Bologna! Best regards, Pietro Montanari More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$43
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:15 - 14:45
12:15 - 14:45
19:30 - 22:45
12:15 - 14:45
19:30 - 22:45
12:15 - 14:45
19:30 - 22:45
12:15 - 14:45
19:30 - 22:45
19:30 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giuseppe Massarenti 90/2D | 40138 Bologna, 40138 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 342854

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