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La Montanara

#44 of 1,343 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
San Vitale
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Via Augusto Righi 15/a, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 221583
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 23:00
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always very crowded but waiters are nice and try to let you sit normally but suggest to book. Food is amazing. Must to try are the tray with appetizers... Mortadella mousse is .. smack!! I also discovered cotoletta alla bolognese .. meat with... Won't tell you .. just felt the need to confess publicly my gluttony sins on Facebook ...... More 

Thank gacunzo001
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298 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A genuine family run trattoria with proper food, sensible prices and a pleasant atmosphere. Good value dishes and wine choices, no issues with sharing. Recommended.

Thank exbiztraveller
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with my family.the food was delicious. Very typical of the Emilia romana area but also showing the chef's competence and creativity. The service was friendly and warm. Excellent pasta dishes and starters. Meat plates were ok but not superb. Booking is absolutely necessary.

Thank Σάντρα Μ
Bologna, Italy
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

It is a nice small place and it is better to reserve a table in advance. It is very cute inside and confortable. I have been there several times and i have always eaten very well. I can suggest the mixed appetizer or the lasagna, but also the tortellini and the cotoletta alla bolognese are very Good.

Thank Gennaro P
New York City, New York
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

La Montanara was a delight. It was recommended by a NYC friend who grew up in Bologna, and the restaurant was everything he promised it would be. There's a solid neighborhood feel to the place. The husband-and-wife owners are friendly and attentive, the menu choices are appealing, and the wine list is reasonably priced, with a solid range of alternatives.... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Bologna on a rainy day, walked around and our hotel helped us by recommending this restaurant. What a find! It's small but so very nice. Food was awesome and so was the attention. Would happily return!!!

Thank OmiV95
Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stopped in here for lunch on a day trip to Bologna. We had the Tagliatelle al Ragù and the Pappardelle con Funghi. Both were outstanding! This may have been the best pasta dishes we had in our entire trip to Italy. I cannot recommend enough!!

Thank Dylan H
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We picked this restaurant on the basis of good TripAdvisor reviews, and made a reservation, as it certainly seems to be acknowledged and appreciated in Italy. We were made to feel very welcome by the staff, who encouraged our attempts to converse in Italian. The restuarant filled rapidly with locals as the evening progressed, but the staff were efficient and... More 

Thank John G
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We ate here a week ago, first impression was nice but pasta dish was a bit dry and risotto was unexciting. Prices aren't cheap so we expected better. What disappointed us most was the very lukewarm welcome and service we got from the two people working that night. No reason to go back. There are many other lovely places in... More 

Thank Rosso_JBK
Christchurch, New Zealand
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Nice little restaurant - pity they have to turn away so many people without reservation because there are not many seats inside. The interior decor is a bit kitsch - but matches the home cooking. The tagliatelle was very nice. The service was very courteous and friendly.

Thank Jeremy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Augusto Righi 15/a, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > San Vitale
  • Neighbourhood: San Vitale
  • Phone Number: +39 051 221583

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