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“Fantastic and authentic good - no pretense”

Trattoria da Giampi e Ciccio
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Ranked #191 of 1,811 Restaurants in Bologna
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Santo Stefano
Montreal, Canada
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“Fantastic and authentic good - no pretense”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

This is my second trip to Bologna for a conference (travelling alone) and I think that this is the best restaurant that I have found. It is not fancy, and it is not at all pretentious. The decor includes red checkered table cloths and the framed front pages of several newspapers extolling various soccer triumphs by the Azzurri and the local Bologna side. The food is simple, authentic and very well prepared. Wine is served in carafes, with small “cantina” style glasses (the same for the wine as for the water ... and I think that they do have one or two wines available by the bottle). This trip, I had the grilled vegetables two nights in a row – just a few pieces of zucchini, eggplant and endive ... but with the olive oil, salt and pepper that is brought to the table they were excellent. The first night I had the Passatelo Estivo (fresh pasta made with egg and cheese, with cooked ham, arugula and lemon rind) which was an absolute revelation, and the second night I had the Tagliatelle al Ragu (the world famous “Bolognese” meat sauce) which was exactly what it was supposed to be; spectacular. I would (will) go back. I would (will) bring my family. I would bring friends or business associates. This is the closest thing to a stereotypical Italian home cooked meal that you are likely to find in a restaurant ... anywhere.

  • Visited July 2012
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Bologna, Italy
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8 reviews
“Excellent local restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

This is a traditional restaurant with few dishes but very well prepared! I would definitely suggest it! Try tortellini and tagliatelle al ragù or cotoletta bolognese with potatoes. Also the desserts are fantastic!

  • Visited March 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Straightforward lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

Rather brusque and eccentric waiter but no problems ordering and good service. Four of us shared two plates of cheese and cold meats which were excellent followed by simple tortellini in brodo or tagliatelle al ragu. Washed down with some draft house red it made an ideal lunch.

  • Visited February 2012
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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“Lovely food, but a bit pricey”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2011

The atmosphere is really nice - there are some quirky decorations and the candles are amazing. The food was really good, we had no complaints at all, and the waiter even explained exactly how all the food would come, how rare the meat was etc... The staff were very friendly. The only real complaint is that it was a bit pricey.

  • Visited June 2011
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