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La Grotta

Via Mongardino 52 | Incrocio Via Mongardino / Via Tignano, 40037 Sasso Marconi, Italy
+39 051 675 5110
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Via Mongardino 52 | Incrocio Via Mongardino / Via Tignano, 40037 Sasso Marconi, Italy
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

The restaurant is on the Bologna hill's, but it's better to go form Sasso Marconi exi t on the highway. In La Grotta you can't fnd a lot of dishes or plates, but you can be sure to find excellent and fresh food for every...More

Thank Marco B
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Far from the center of the closest town, you need a car to get here and the road isn't the straightest or largest, but it's worth it. Food is excellent, wine is too. All the ingredients are either chef-made or taken from the highest-quality producers...More

Thank Martina G
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Absolutely delicious local cuisine and caring and entertaining service, even if the location is a bit off the main roads. Definitely worth the visit - we actually went twice. The rabbit dish we ordered was tops!

1  Thank AnnaKrulatz
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The cook has a brilliant story with each dish and uses local ingredients only. Wunderful outdoor terrace and very good all in all :)

1  Thank roland n
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The restaurant was recommended by our B&B - Rio Verde - nearby. We were not disappointed. The chef came out and explained all the offerings on the menu to us. He also offered to make us half-portions - and when talking antipasti, primi, secondi and...More

Thank dms219
Reviewed 6 July 2015

I had coniglio (rabbit) which was simply great. My partner had the bolognese and he totally loved it. Service was amazing!

1  Thank Deborabranches
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Very friendly service, nice setting and very good food. Great wine list and beautiful terrace in summer. On top of this if you drive from Casalecchio through the hills the landscape is absolutely breathtaking.

1  Thank LudoAmsterdam
Reviewed 9 August 2013

La Grotta Restaurant was born as a "trattoria", that is a rustic inn which catered to travellers on the road from Bologna to Florence, before the highway was built in the 1960s. It is owned by the same family since 1918, presently it is run...More

1  Thank sagarmatha8848
Reviewed 15 October 2012

I just gave lustre to my 57th birthday by having lunch with my wife & kids in La Grotta. It was perfect. In the past I have taken many friends here, a sure hit! Nice family running the restaurant, the cuisine offers a sophisticated version...More

Thank Erik K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$52
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Mongardino 52 | Incrocio Via Mongardino / Via Tignano, 40037 Sasso Marconi, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Sasso Marconi
  • Phone Number: +39 051 675 5110
  • E-mail
L'Antica Trattoria "La Grotta" was founded in 1918 by Adelmo Negri, not far from a cave dug into the tuff. Here generations of gourmets have spent happy hours for lunch or dinnerbased on authentic traditional dishes. "Tradition" is the buzzword that after Adelmo, has been handed down from generationgeneration through Aristide until Bruna and children Andrea and Maria Cristina ropes. Andrea is the chef that today thanks to the "secrets" sent by her grandmother Ada serves traditional cuisine, skilfully reinterpreted that follows the seasons, offering the full range of specialties from Bologna and some now rare dishes of the hill.
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