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Da Silvio

#252 of 1,390 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Santo Stefano
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Via San Petronio Vecchio 34/D, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 226559
20:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
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Tue - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We've been to Da Silvio in january 2017, I've been adviced to go the hungry and it was a wise choice. As you sit at the table, the waiter will start bring the antipasti, smth like 7 different ones, but you have to know that they aren't for free, so if you don't want to the antipasti, mention it to... More 

Thank c_anndra
new jersey
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a small restaurant in Bologna where only the locals would know . The food was out standing , Very nice place with local ingredients . They were very helpful and knew how to please the customers .I went with a business group and they new this was a very nice place to be . You must take you... More 

Thank richardb621
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Went for dinner on a recommendation, The meal was a fixed price (60 euro) and included all drinks including prosecco, desert wine, limoncello, grappa as well as wine. The food was sensational, loads of starters followed by a pasta course then the mains. For desert, it seemed like the entire contents of a desert trolley had been placed on our... More 

1 Thank Ewan M
Geneva, Switzerland
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283 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I arrived without a booking and was given a table rather quickly. I was the only non Italian which was nice. Good cold cuts, ok risotto and excellent pasta filled with butter and pumpkin. I especially appreciated the fact that they had an organic red from Bologna (even if the price was ridiculously expensive: 30 euros). You can see the... More 

Thank CDFBologna
Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2016

It was few of us together in this restaurant. We needed to book the table before. When we came it was already all prepared for us. Appetizers were already at the table. It was amazing. You can try all... There is mortadella, grilled egg plant, cheeses, tomatoes papered on special way - super tasty, and more other things... After we... More 

Thank DjuEl
fort lauderdale
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163 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a restaurant where you don't have a menu. When you arrive, they bring you some antipasti (not that impressive, with the exception of the peperonata,) then they bring you pastas, which are really good. However the risotto lacked luster (I have had much better ones and I even make one that turns out better - it was somewhat... More 

Thank Ligia J
Swindon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I have now been to Da Silvio three times and each visit has been a treat. All the food and drink just appears on the table and you do not order from a menu. The waiter goes through the pasta and main meal choices but its hard to eat all the courses and you only pay for the courses that... More 

Thank nktrees
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Da Silvio was recommended to us by a Bolognese who hadn’t been there in a long time, so it’s our fault for not being more cautious. We walked into an almost empty room manned by dispirited waiters standing around with nothing to do. We immediately spied a table in the middle of the room, close to the only occupied table... More 

1 Thank nomade3
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

A little bit of the beaten track, but worth the try. Great food choices and the owner and staff are very warm to their customers.

1 Thank Robert C
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Exceptional food. An experience that allows you to taste to wide variety of Italian and Bologna based local dishes. Ok, so the decor and the service are not 5 star, but this place is all about the food. Sensational.

1 Thank MarkDi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$43 - US$59
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
20:00 - 23:00
20:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Petronio Vecchio 34/D, 40125 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > Santo Stefano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Stefano
  • Phone Number: +39 051 226559

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