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Via De' Gombruti 2/c, 40123 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 239645
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood pasta” (2 reviews)
“bolognaise” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via De' Gombruti 2/c, 40123 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We looked for a restaurant away from the main tourist streets to eat an authentic local meal. We were delighted. Fresh, warm bread on the table. Then we had Tagliatelle Bolognaise with a crisp green salad. Really great. Then a local desert similar to creme...More

Thank PCLZ
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We went here for a light lunch and they really delivered. The bolognaise was amazing and the desert was just as good. We even complimentary biscuits. Make sure to pay a visit

Thank Lollo12828
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Two of the four of us are vegetarians, and while that usually isn't a problem in Italy, we are always a little wary. In short, our vegetarians has a wonderful meal, as did the rest of the party. They had the chickpea soup, pumpkin ravioli...More

Thank Joel_Tzipi
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Typical local food downtown Bologna. Pasta, meat and desserts absolutely amazing. It deserves a visit. Nice place. Professional staff.

Thank Francesca Z
Reviewed 11 July 2017

June24 - dinner with my brother and his family in Bologna. This restaurant was literally a few steps from my AirBnB and we were very fortunate; Reservations for 9 was easy, they welcomed us like family - the servers are very humorous as we had...More

Thank AlexanderCAP
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

You really feel like you are in Italy at Merlo. The decor is authentic and it is full of Italians, not tourists. When it comes to the food, we were not disappointed, it was amazing. I had the carpaccio of sea urchin and I did...More

Thank Aurelie J
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Merlo was probably the most stereotypically traditional place we ate in while in Bologna, and none the worse for that. Dark wood, old photographs on the walls, waiters in white shirts and black waistcoats and ties, plenty of bustle and hum. We were only there...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The food looks really good on the tables next to us. But the primi platti alone was not up to par. We left feeling like we made a few mistakes going in. Go for the main courses. All in all it is a really cool...More

Thank Jonas B
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We were recommended by locals while waiting in a queue at Gatwick. Three of us went on Saturday night and were the smallest table there. Most were friends/family groups of 10-12. The food and service were good but not outstanding and, as with other restaurants...More

Thank Dealight
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I immediately noticed the firmness of the tagliatelle, the moment I touched the strands of pasta with my fork. Unusual and interesting I thought. The pasta strands were firm and slightly on the thicker side and of course they were cooked perfectly al dente. The...More

Thank 627Benjiboy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via De' Gombruti 2/c, 40123 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > Saragozza
  • Neighbourhood: Saragozza
  • Phone Number: +39 051 239645
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