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Il Posto

#21 of 1,390 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Giuseppe Massarenti 37 | A Few Meters From the Hospital Sant ' Orsola, 40138 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 307852
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
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Tue - Fri 12:30 - 14:30
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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

I would personally relate it 2.5/5. In terms of location, it is quite off the city centre, a 30-40 min walk from the train station. The only good thing is that there aren't a lot of tourists. So we ordered all four courses. And they seemed to have forgotten our third course which took a ridiculously long time to come.... More 

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Ottershaw, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

We chose this restaurant because of the proximity to our hotel which was in the University area of Bologna and although it didn't look much from the outside, the food is excellent. The menu is fairly short but all the courses we had were beautifully presented, generously proportioned and delicious to eat. The chef is obviously talented. Wines were interesting... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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226 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

A very nice place, but well off the traditional tourist path. Good food, friendly service. A slight knock - the side dish of grilled veggies (excellent) for some reason came well after the first two courses were finished. Otherwise, excellent.

Thank Kevin C
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

A top notch place doing "simple" italian food, really well. We went before our trip to the apollo to see wicked. We were sat down, and had a 3 course meal within an hour. The owners appear to be a pair of italian brothers, very slick, friendly chatty to customers, but very efficient. I would call it "old fashioned" but... More 

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Almelo, The Netherlands
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65 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

The place is clean, comfortable, service is very friendly and the food is above average. The wine list, as well as the menu, are a bit limited, and the wines served very young. The latter goes at the expense of the dinner/ wine combo. Overall price/ quality is ok.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

I visited Il Posto with my family. Despite the fancy decor I felt fine bringing my three year old and they were equipped with several high chairs. The menu was almost overwhelming; there were so many amazing things to choose from. The food was really unique and absolutely delicious. The waiter was incredibly kind and EXTREMELY knowledgeable about the wine... More 

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

We made reservations several weeks before leaving California so we could have Christmas Eve at Il Posto. I think we were the only tourist and non regular customers last night. The service and food were wonderful. From the moment we walked in until we left everything was superb. The Somm walked us through many wines once he found out that... More 

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Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Visited whilst staying in Bologna for a holiday. The atmosphere was nice, service good and food excellent, the restaurant however is not particularly well located for tourists. Best steak I have ever eaten. Thank you

Thank LPass16
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

This was a fantastic meal in a wonderful restaurant. It is slightly outside the city centre but it is well worth the trip. We could not praise the staff highly enough for their warm welcome to great advice on wine, main courses and desserts. This was our first trip to Bologna and the meal and the staff made for a... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

This restaurant displays the best sign of quality being that most of the customers appeared to be locals. We were a party of six ((3 couples) and we enjoyed good and friendly service, whilst the food was very good. However a couple of the wines we ordered were out of stock, but that was no big deal. At the end... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$38
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giuseppe Massarenti 37 | A Few Meters From the Hospital Sant ' Orsola, 40138 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 307852
Opening from Tuesday to Friday for lunch and from Monday to Saturday from 19.00 PM to 01.00 AM for dinner.
The historical former "Osteria della chiesa", in the past was a meeting place for artists of the music jazz and rock scene of Bologna. Famous musicians and singers had a reserved table here, and our stage have seen rising stars of italian and european music moving their first steps.
The young Chef and Owner Gianpaolo serves a perfect mix of typical cuisine from Bologna great tradition and revisited dishes from italian contemporary style. Everything here is homemade with selected ingredients. Pasta,bread and desserts are prepared everyday fresh for you. Il Posto is a little romantic restaurant , you can dine by candlelight, and on summer we have a little patio on the backyard.

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