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Via Broccaindosso 63, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 263404
19:45 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:15
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 19:45 - 23:00
Tue - Sun 12:15 - 14:15
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152 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Scacco Matto has a slightly quirky, different feel to it. The walk from town centre is delightful and will take you through streets that you may not have seen if you stick only to the city centre. The walls are decorated with ancient board games and there is a definite calm and relaxed feel to the place, which is not... More 

Thank MMTMRome
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great chef! Really worth to visit! Antipasti were amazing! Pane,alici,burrata e peperoni - love from the first bite!

Thank Maria04Sep
Exeter, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Went here after seeing the Rick Stein programme so we had the signature dish as recommended and was blown away! The way that you can taste every ingredient is amazing. After reading other reviews I was surprised that many found this restaurant so ordinary. Mario Ferrara made us feel so welcome and he invited us into his kitchen for a... More 

Thank Wendywoo1603
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We went their in Rick Steins recommendation . The food was ok . The waiter was very glum and said very little to us. Walked a long way to get there. Did not feel welcome there. Wouldnt waste my time going there again.

Thank toastiewarm
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

As many reviewers below, I have watched long weekends by Rick Stein; I'm a big fan of him and even bigger fan of Italian cuisine . My experience at the restaurant was far from exceeding. As you walk in there is plenty of stickers on the window with 'good recommendations', even Michelin star recommended... This can be very misleading as... More 

1 Thank Joanna B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Visited this restaurant having watch Rick steins weekend in Bologna. We were not disappointed. We followed his advice and had the pasta which was demonstrated on the program with slow cooked onions and Parmesan this was food perfection. All other dishes were equally as good. Excellent wine list. Very good value . Staff very friendly .

Thank BettyR2748
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We were the first to arrive on a Friday evening and were made to feel welcome. The service was calm, friendly and under stated. The wine list is extensive and the menu (available in different languages) was fantastic - lots of choice and interesting combinations. Definitely worth a visit. We would go back there.

Thank Zetland41
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Went here after seeing it on the recent Rick Stein programme. Lived up to all expectation and the quality of the food was superb. The staff were attentive and extreemly helpful. They have two tasting menus available - one fish based and the other meat. We had the fish one (5 courses) it was very reasonably priced and a great... More 

Thank John P
Poole, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We were following the Rick Stein trail here. Superb food and wine and coffee got dinner. Our only complaint was lack of a/c. They had it in the restaurant but it was not operating- and in temperatures of 33 degC, that's not good news.

1 Thank brownseaview123
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105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Went here as we'd seen the Rick Stein visit, & I like to think of myself as a bit of a foodie. Turned up the day before to see if we could reserve a table & all was closed. Decided on our last night to go & it still seemed closed. Waited till 19:45 (opening time) & still no movement... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$148
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
19:45 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:15
19:45 - 23:00
19:45 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:15
19:45 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:15
19:45 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:15
19:45 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:15
19:45 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Broccaindosso 63, 40125 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 263404

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?