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Osteria Santa Caterina

££ - £££Italian, Mediterranean,
Via Santa Caterina 43/a, 40123 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 582264
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cold cuts” (3 reviews)
“soups” (2 reviews)
Opens in 21 min
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Via Santa Caterina 43/a, 40123 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Ah Bologna! Among the places in this world that ignite romance, Bologna must be in the top tier. This is a place where centuries, no, millennia of humankind, has been striving to improve life. You must visit yourself and let Bologna seep into you...utterly, to...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

A small place with a nice atmosphere and excellent service. We had the impressive “portal” starter, which could be a full meal by itself. But crude ham, salami and products like that is a must in this area. Tonnato was our main dish with vegetable...More

Thank Lars H
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This local Osteria was recommended by our bed & breakfast proprietor. Santan intimate atmosphere Caterina is a warren of small rooms providing an intimate atmosphere and an excellent menu. The wine selection was also good. We can heartily recommend this place and would love to...More

Thank smtr550
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is a very quaint restaurant however, it is very expensive for what is very basic Italian cuisine. Service was good but I've had better food and value from a basic trattoria. Worth a visit if you don't mind paying a premium price for what...More

Thank Kay B
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

I had better dinners in Italy. suggest to work on variety and offering. the yard is nice and welcoming. staff is nice.

Thank tfu555
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

1. local red wine 2. cold cuts Zaragoza (excellent, first on the list) 3. eggplant à parmegiana 4. lemoncello 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Thank Anthony V
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We ate 2 evenings at Santa Caterina--the first time at the recommendation of our B & B hosts, and the second because we had such wonderful food the first time we wanted to try more things on the menu. Make reservations. The eggplant parmesan is...More

Thank curioustraveler65
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Osteria Santa Caterina was recommended by our B&B hosts and it quickly became my favorite spot to dine in Bologna. The staff is friendly and welcoming and the food is amazing. Don't miss the salumi platters, daily soups, tortellini in brodo. The eggplant Parmesan was...More

Thank cattivojo
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Small Osteria off the tourist path, very good antipasti with cured meat, I also loved the wine of the house, a local Sangiovese. I had pasta filled with spinach and cheese, very good. The staff is ´very nice and attentive, I loved the authentic and...More

Thank myfoodiemap
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was a recommendation from a friend who is originally from Bologna and it was even more amazing than we expected! Santa Caterina serves delicious, very delicious food. The place is small and cozy so maybe a reservation is needed on certain nights. I love...More

Thank Ruza M
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28 July 2016|
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Response from Michael V | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can do it directly with the restaurant. There's a contact form on their website, but it says "Don't use email for reservations". I am not aware of a restaurant booking system in Italy (in Australia we... More
11 November 2015|
Response from TheDashingDiner | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on their web site, under Contatti on the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Santa Caterina 43/a, 40123 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 582264
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