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Via Antonio Bertoloni 2, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 231718
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:45
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 19:30 - 23:45
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this place accidentally and decided to have lunch here. Was a good decision, very good food and services! Recommend it!

Thank Narcisa V
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

When I booked my flights to Bologna I was mostly excited for the food. Being the Food Capital of Italy I knew I had to make each meal amazing. Luckily, I was meeting my boyfriend here and he had been to Bologna previously, so I was already booked in to dine at Matusel on my arrival. From beginning to end... More 

Thank Kimberley L
Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The food here was stunning first to last (and the last was worth the extra calories, lemme tell ya.) Because this is Italy, there is pasta, so there is always something for a vegetarian, and the pasta here is stellar in every way any human could possibly want pasta. The secundi are amazing as well but you need to know... More 

Thank Shariann L
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

nice atmosphere and good food. In a place which was formerly a bordel, you will have a nice lunch in short time and at reasonable price. Be on board!

Thank Gianni F
Odessa, Ukraine
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our wonderful apartment hosts Gianluigi & Claudia. Not touristic, not easy to find, but a very nice place. We had such a nice lunch there, that decided to be back for a dinner. English speaking guy Giuseppe served us just wonderful. He explained us what was in menu, helped to make our choice for food... More 

Thank NatalyOds
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We've just had the most amazing meal here! Started with a plate of marinated fish - tuna, salmon, anchovies, all melt in your mouth.... A bowl of peppered mussels that were so tasty... Then my daughter and I had 'passatelli with prawns, clams and octopus' - unbelievable!!! My husband had fresh tuna which was baked with sweet onions ( you... More 

Thank LuCooper
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with colleagues based on local recommendation. Ambience is good and food was excellent. We tried lobster and octopus - both well prepared and very good quality. Can certainly recommend this restaurant if you're ever in Bologna.

Thank davidbI172FO
Bologna, Italy
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323 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

we went one evening for a quick dinner. I expected a typical Bolognese menu and instead I was surprised by the fact that there were also fish dishes. My ravioli were very tasty, I had a very good meal. The staff are very welcoming. Overall a very nice experience. By the way, prices are very good

Thank Viridiana2012
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Mio Fratello! Thank you for making our visit to Matusel so very special... 2 nights in a row! The food is outstanding! Everything! But it's the people that turn dinner in a restaurant to a meal in someone's home...We really miss you! Molto Grazie!

Thank MrGeorgetown
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We had two dinners at this restaurant this past week. Both dinners were wonderful and we had different dishes each night. First dinner was so good we decided to return a couple of nights later, and unlike many second visits this did not disappoint. The host was warm and genial, spoke English and provided great recommendations both for specific menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$39
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:45
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:45
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:45
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:45
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:45
19:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Antonio Bertoloni 2, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > San Vitale
  • Neighbourhood: San Vitale
  • Phone Number: +39 051 231718
Matusel restaurant Bologna centre ( Old Town )
Matusel the restaurant , known for forty years as a pub , it is now completely renovated with a menu of Sicilian cuisine made from oily fish and some traditional variants .
The restaurant ( air-conditioned ) also has a loft room independent for business dinners with a capacity of 25-30 people and a sitting area where an aperitif or an after dinner liqueur.

Matusel restaurant The culture of food meets art: exhibitions, meetings and
musical atmospheres Sicilian cuisine and traditional fish site in the Palazzo Bianconcini, (historical building )

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?