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Sale Grosso

#140 of 1,390 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
San Vitale
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Vicolo De' Facchini 4/a | angolo via Belle Arti, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 231721
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

There is nothing unnecessary in this simple but good quality restaurant. The menu is not long, wine list does not have anything more expensive than about 20 euro but the food you are served is excellent with clear and fast service. Essentially a seafood eatery.

Thank acnut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Fairly good quality of food? Seafood pasta is excellent. Frittata platter is mediocre. The catalogue is restricted and doesn't have so many options. Warm atmosphere.

Thank Σάντρα Μ
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I went for dinner to Sale Grosso and had a very good experience. The host and hostess are firiendly and welcoming without being intrusive. Service is excellent and fast. The food is very good: fish is fresh and recipies are simple and sophisticated at the same time. You can taste the knowledge of traditional ingredients mixed with a high quality... More 

Thank franlavag
Athens, Georgia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We have eaten all over Bologna during our nearly month stay. This restaurant surpassed all. Tomorrow is our last day here but my husband wants to return. The restaurant is off the beaten path, but well worth finding. Be sure to make a reservation because the Italians fill it up. There's lots of seafood on the menu. My husband enjoyed... More 

Thank Giovanna618
Bologna, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I had dinner there with other 8 friends, we all chose different dishes and everyone was delicious. The broken note in the entire evening was the gross customer near us that first did not want to pay the dessert cous she said there were hair inside (I chose the same dessert, they are 100% mango's fibers, without any chance to... More 

Thank Federico G
Bologna, Italy
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Fresh & tasty fish dishes. Efficient service. I can only advise this place even if the inside as nothing really special in terms of decoration.

Thank drey4444
Herceg-Novi, Montenegro
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251 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This is one of those places that need no introduction. Found it in Michelin guide. Menu is simple and great, good wine card, excellent value, impeccable quality, family run.

Thank 360Boka
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is one of my favorite trattorias in Bologna. Fresh seafood prepared in non traditional ways: pretty to look at and always delicious. Its been open for several years but I hesitated reviewing it for fear of not finding a table when I wanted to go. You will need Reservations as it is small and seems like everyone has found... More 

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Shanghai, China
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Bologna. All the plates are of great quality and are presented in a very artistic way. Good service, nice ambient, booking is recommended as it is always full. EUR 30-40 per person, which is fair enough for the dining experience. Even more pleasant if you can have a chat with the owners.... More 

Thank Emanuela V
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Nice restaurant, simply but tastefully decorated, mainly catering to an Italian clientele. I was never an octopus fan until I tried it here. Everything we had was great, and service was very friendly and helpful. The food in Bologna is amazing and this restaurant is a good example. You will not regret it.

Thank Connector_2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vicolo De' Facchini 4/a | angolo via Belle Arti, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > San Vitale
  • Neighbourhood: San Vitale
  • Phone Number: +39 051 231721

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