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Trattoria di Via Serra

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Via Luigi Serra, 9/B, 40129 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 631 2330
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 13:45
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Wed - Sun 19:00 - 21:45
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 13:45
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Chur, Graubunden, Switzerland
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217 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the outside, the restaurant doesn't look like something special. But dont let the first impression delude you. The restaurant is a little gem. The owner familiy really loves food, and that shows in everything they do. They go with the slow food philosophy: Everything is home-made, local, seasonal and of the best quality available. Even for vegetarians there is... More 

Thank Brigitte K
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each course was outstanding. Friendly staff, and attentive host. No complaints at all. A must visit whilst in Bologna, remember to book in advance. Closed Monday and Tuesdays. Best pasta I have ever eaten. Just do it!

Thank AJ A
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112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The food, service, kindness and location are of the highest quality, 100% top. The prices are in my opinion on the high side, unfortunately, otherwise I would go back more often. Recommended if you are in town for a short period and cannot move to the countryside.

Thank free-spirit2273
Gebenstorf, Switzerland
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Without Reservation you will have little chance to get a table. If you succeed you will enjoy exzellent traditional food and wine presented and prepared by very friendly staff. We selected dishes from the menu and the daily offer. Both were Great. Highlight was zuppa inglese as dolce.

Thank sanduhr
Irvine, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Found this restaurant on Trip Advisor that was confirmed by our Bologna tour guide and ended our day there on a day trip. It is outside the main historical area town but next to the train station. We were greeted by the owner and although it is more of a locals spot he spoke enough English to make us fully... More 

2 Thank Mccbud
Bristol, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I was staying in Bologna for one night on business and on perusing TA I noticed that this restaurant was pretty close to my hotel (the AC Hotel Bologna), the reviews seemed pretty good so a booked a table over the telephone (around 30 minutes before they opened). They were at pains to emphasise that the only option was for... More 

1 Thank andybristol12555
Winnipeg, Canada
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855 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 394 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I qualify the statement simply because there are a couple of other extraordinary restaurants that I know and love, and would not want to make a definitive statement like “The Best” without causing opprobrium. Among them are Pheasants Tears in Sighnaghi, Georgia, and The Creel in St. Margret’s Hope, Orkney (now sadly closed) and the Roca Sao Joao dos Angolares... More 

1 Thank MaxGlobetrotter
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

After reading the reviews we booked the restaurant during a weekend away with friends. We were not disappointed! Flavio was the perfect host explaining the menu in full to us over a lovely glass of wine. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening tasting local dishes made with local ingredients in very comfortable surroundings We would thoroughly recommend this for a... More 

Thank Paula E
Venice, Italy
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This is a special place. Real Italy real Bologna. Flávio will personally explain the menu for you. The food the wine the people everything is natural, authentic. Fabulous. Grazie mille

Thank johnosimmons22
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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73 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Traditional Italian dishes with excellent service and a great price tag. Would highly recommend! The organic wine is nice too.

Thank Jen S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:45
19:00 - 21:45
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 13:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Luigi Serra, 9/B, 40129 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 631 2330

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