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“Very good, solid restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorantino Il Tinello

Ristorantino Il Tinello
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Ranked #78 of 1,789 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$27 - US$54
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Very good, solid restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2012 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here. There were lots of Bolognese eating here (always a good sign) and it lived up to its promise. The house red wine was good and reasonably priced. Our pasta dishes were great - with sausage - well flavoured, tasty without being too rich. The mains were good although perhaps not as good as the pasta. For an unpretentious meal with good service, good food and good wine, in the centre of Bologna, I'd recommend il Tinello every time.

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TinelloBO, Proprietario at Ristorantino Il Tinello, responded to this review, 2 December 2012
Dear SinBosun, thanks for your kind review! We are happy you enjoyed our specialties! All pasta is home made and the wine selection is made between the most important local and national wine producer with a choice of classic or prestigious wine. Hope next time you can try and enjoy other dishes and appreciate it!
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Kiev
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“Excellent lunch in Bologna”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2012

We visited Bologna for half a day during our trip from Rome to Milan. We got into town almost by lunch time. So we looked for a place to eat. We came across the place occasionally. it was not full, but all visitors were Italians.
We ordered rabbit in herbs, and Balanzoni - green large Ravioli - with ricotta cheese and mushrooms and ham sauce. The Balanzoni were delicious.

Staff is friendly and speak English. We are looking forward to come back once more again.

  • Visited November 2012
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TinelloBO, Proprietario at Ristorantino Il Tinello, responded to this review, 2 December 2012
Dear Alexey,
Thanks for your kind review!
We are very happy you decided to stop in Bologna during your trip and we are very proud you choose our restaurant.
We hope you had enough time to visit our beautiful city and next time you decide to stop in Bologna for longer and discover the hidden secrets of our town.
See you soon!
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The Netherlands
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“Fantastic resturant in the centre of Blongna”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

Generally, in my experience, restaurants in the centre of busy cities aren't that good. I am happy to report Ristorantino II Tinello is the exception to that rule. Great location, great service, amazing food, fantastic price. The highlight for me was the starter, a salad with prosciutto and ham. My husband loved his pasta dish of courgette and ham.
The resturant has menus in Italian, English, French and German, which makes ordering easy. However, II Tinello os not a 'tourist resturant' as there was mostly locals dining when we ate there.
I would highly recommend this resturant.
We left very fully, very happy and slightly drunk....what more could you ask for on a night out?

  • Visited October 2012
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Rome, Italy
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“Not one of the best in Bologna.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2012

Having lived in Italy for the last 10 years and in Bologna for about 4 years we have tried quite a few restaurant and this one has a great location but average food and very inefficient staff.

Our initial impression:
It seemed like a nice little local and cony trattoria, but after having to wait more than 15 min for a menu card and another 15 min to order with a restaurant that was only half full - our opinion started to change.

Service : In general everything in this restaurant is slow, so if your are dining with children this is *not * the place. After more than than 1h30min our primo (pasta) arrived at this stage we starving and almost ready for bed.

Food: The pasta was fresh and above average but the our 2nd dish (meat) was well below average. Generally nothing out of the ordinary = Average food.

All in all, not a place I can recommend to anyone visiting / living in Bologna - there are so many other better places around with above average food and excellent friendly service

  • Visited September 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2012

A charming restaurant with really excellent food. The pasta (fatta in casa of course) is great, the service is friendly and attentive and their wines are very good. This is perhaps a little "for the tourists" - it's not an everyday kind of place - but the bottom line is that it is very good indeed. You will not regret it!

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