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La Montanara

#48 of 1,386 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
San Vitale
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Via Augusto Righi 15/a, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 221583
12:00 - 14:30
19:15 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 19:15 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit. Genuine Italian food, cosy atmosphere and very helpful staff. Very pleasant evening.

Thank Sefora F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very lucky to get table here on Saturday. Place is very busy, better book table in advanced. Delicious starter with local ham, great lasagna and soup with tortellini. Love this place!

Thank Marta S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to get a table (most were reserved) and even luckier that a party of three locals offered to move tables to accommodate us more comfortably. This set the tone for a great experience. The food is traditional Italian done with skill and service is friendly and swift. A good list of Italian wines as well. Altogether first... More 

Thank overgraduate
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed la montanara very much. It's a very pleasant restaurant with a very cosy atmosphere and most important delicious Italian food. The raw materials were fresh and and with high quality. Don't skip the ravioli soup and beef steak with balsamic vinegar.

Thank Ioyan
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Fabulous lunch today at La Montanara. This small intimate restaurant never fails to please. It has a small but eclectic menu and good wines. The torta salata with leeks and pancetta was fantastic - wafer thin pastry and a filling that melted in the mouth, beautifully seasoned and piping hot. The one dish you have to try is the tagliolini... More 

Thank Marie D
Trieste, Italy
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I had dinner at this small and cosy restaurant (booking is necessary). The waiters were very kind and the food was simple but delicious, the ham and mortadella mousse in particular. The tagliatelle and the dessert were nice too. The price was more than reasonable. I'll visit this restaurant again and I'd recommend it highly.

Thank Enryok
London, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This is a good, traditional, local lunch spot. You'll be surrounded by Italians doing their thing, not tourists, and the well cooked food is genuine and hearty. Recommended. Not flash but a good place to drop in.

Thank privaaaaate
Tirana, Albania
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A decent place with friendly, trilingual (at least), and efficient service. Food was good, but not great. A filet with balsamic sauce was nice but drenched with balsamic crema. A mushroom and Parmesan salad was uncooked and with no dressing. This place is good, but needs more quality to go over the threshold to the next level.

Thank dxmyekat
Bologna, Italy
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301 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has got only a few tables so it might be difficult to find a seat but it is worth it! My husband and I had a good Sunday lunch (lasagne). The atmosphere is very relaxed, the staff are very nice

Thank Viridiana2012
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Always very crowded but waiters are nice and try to let you sit normally but suggest to book. Food is amazing. Must to try are the tray with appetizers... Mortadella mousse is .. smack!! I also discovered cotoletta alla bolognese .. meat with... Won't tell you .. just felt the need to confess publicly my gluttony sins on Facebook ...... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:15 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:15 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:15 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:15 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:15 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:15 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Augusto Righi 15/a, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > San Vitale
  • Neighbourhood: San Vitale
  • Phone Number: +39 051 221583

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?