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Review of Scacco Matto

Scacco Matto
Ranked #170 of 1,860 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$148
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 26 July 2017

It rather looks like we were not the first to follow in the footsteps of Rick Stein who came here on his Long Weekend in Bologna but the place is unabashed by its sudden popularity with British Rick acolytes. A lovely meal where we ate, amongst other good things, the ravioli stuffed with sweet onion that has surfaced on Rick's menu at this new place in Barnes. Its nice in Barnes but the original comfortably surpasses it.

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by our hotel , only now having read other reviews do I realise that Rick Stein had been . We came for lunch straight after our arrival here in the city , it is off the beaten track in a very ordinary street , the restaurant only had 8 other guests when we were there and we found the food and service just ok and nothing special . The ravioli was nice as was the other pasta and desert but we wouldn't rush back .

1  Thank phillip g
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

Following Rick Steins weekend away programme one the places highlighted was this place, we were not disappointed, service and ambiance was good, a typical Italian restaurant, suggest a booking is made as Monday night was quite busy. The food was lovely and was a treat.

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1  Thank cstolland
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Scacco Matto was just a few steps away from where we were staying in Bologna so we happened upon it pretty much by accident.

It was so good we went there twice.

The exterior is quite ordinary and it looks like it might be a local, almost casual place that the local people would grab a bite in. But the food is probably Michelin standard - I didn't check to see if it has any awards, but I would be surprised if it didn't.

We weren't sure what we were ordering but it's one of those places where you could pretty much order anything on the menu and it would be stunning. The squid starter was amazing, as was a prawn, cauliflower and vanilla (I know, but it was amazing!!) special that wasn't on the menu.

The service was very friendly and helpful and not a bit stuffy. As you might expect it was jammed on both nights but they fitted us in without a reservation.

Highly recommend if you're in Bologna!!

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Reviewed 28 May 2017

We started with a bottle of Vallania's 2013 Terre Rosse Vio Val and our starters were potato ravioli with Parmesan cream, cappelletti with peas, asparagus and bacon, and chitarrina with tomato and anchovies. Then came tortino di squacquerone with artichokes, and crunchy egg(!) on creamed potato. Puddings were cagliatinadi limone, pudding flan and chocolate mousse with coffee sorbet. That totalled Euros 143 for three. Fantastic cooking, ingredients, presentation and service - a must-visit place!

Thank Bob T
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