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Bar Il Calice

$$ - $$$
Italian, Bar, Wine Bar
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Via Clavature 13/A, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 236523
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Tokyo, Japan
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was full of local customers. I saw raw oysters when I stepped into the restaurant, and I ordered it as appetizer. It was really fresh and tasty. it is depends on season, but I absolutely recommend to order it. I and my colleague ordered fish dish. They were great too.

Thank Taisei K
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198 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We ended up here because our first choices were all full. The seating area is upstairs, and is a rather claustrophobic space that looks like it could do with a good clean, but that could be because there are rather a lot of objects, so it looks cluttered. I had the lasagne, and it was decent, but I had the... More 

Thank TurinTraveller
Geneva, Switzerland
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282 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

A perfectly oiled tourist trap. The menu does not even have tortellinis in brood and one of us ordered a mushroom soup which I tasted and was by a far the most disgusting dish I had tried in a long time, with over boiled potatoes and God knows what else. A real disappointment.

Thank CDFBologna
London, United Kingdom
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300 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We were visiting the centre of Bologna and looked for a "light lunch" (which for us is almost an oxymoron ...), and out of street-wanderer-instinct we chose this "bar". The place has an informal atmosphere, background chatter did not get in the way of our conversation, our table was in the upstairs room (steep climb which can be challenging for... More 

Thank marcellos375
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441 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

After a fairly big lunch, my wife and I just wanted a plate of mixed meats and cheese in the evening. So guided by a couple of reviews, decided on Il Calice. Our mixed cheese and salami plate with “hot-bread” was OK but nothing more. The selection of meats and salami were decent; if not the best quality. There was... More 

Thank JandApe
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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Whether you're inside or outside the good and service is great. Yes they are busy and things do take some time, but when you see how many customers they serve throughout the day you can't help be impressed. The good here is fresh and delicious. There is a reason why the meat & cheese platter is a specialty. We went... More 

Thank lilithLondon
Frankfurt, Germany
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We really enjoyed ourselves in here. We ordered a lot of food and tasted different kind of dishes. The only negative aspect was the lack of staff, so it took a little time to be served, but it was worth it.

Thank Ivona P p
South Orange, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

While traveling solo, I had a nice lunch of tortellini alla panna and a generous glass of cannonau wine. There is outside seating where I enjoyed watching people go by. Very good food, wine and service.

Thank dmhirsch
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

And very popular with locals (I think we may have been the only tourists) arriving in a steady stream on a very busy Saturday in what is anyway a very popular part of the city right amongst the fantastic food shops. We ate a tagliatelle with ragi and a tortelloni with asparagus and ham, washed down with the local Pignoletto... More 

Thank TorranceTraveller
Atlanta, Georgia
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206 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Il Calice stands out in a crowded area of restaurants because of its impeccable outdoor service: quick but not rushed, friendly, professional, a delight to watch and experience. Great menu. The food delicious. Prices reasonable. Not to be missed!

Thank PeeWang

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Wine Bar
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Clavature 13/A, 40124 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 236523

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