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Il Grottino

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Via F. Albani, 4, Bologna, Italy
+39051 374557
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
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18:00 - 23:30
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

A real traditional Pizzeria. When I was living in Italy I had my '4stagioni' pizza at Grottino weekly. Simply great, good ingredients and one one of the best 'dough' ever: smooth, not too salty, extremely tasty and 'light for digestion' thanks to 'lievito madre'. Father and Son, the pizza makers are simply great and 'genuine'. Highly recommended if you are... More 

Thank maguropanko
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This place is so self-effacing that we almost walked on by but I'm very glad we didn't. The decor is basic but the chef is right there in front of you making pizzas. The restaurant is clearly popular with locals who were coming and going for takeaways or sit-down meals, and overall there was quite a warm and cheerful atmosphere.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Seems like its ran by a Lady a Chef by wood oven and a Chef in kitchen. The ordering took ages, the food took even longer. Salad was only iceberg lettuce and carrot. Food was average. The popular place down the road was booked so we walked around and found this place. Its only a local trattoria and i enjoyed... More 

Thank Houmon
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I ate here because it was raining and the place I wanted was full. The pizza, the service, and the atmosphere were all mediocre at best. I would not eat here again.

Thank ElizabethB1952
Vila Seca, Spain
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230 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

We found this place after walking by Bologna's narrow streets. We were spending our last minutes before catch the train and we thought it was a suitable place. Their pizza is OK but, I think it's a bit expensive. Take note that they include a special tax to seat in their place (2 euros per person). However, their ristreto it's... More 

Thank Jimber81
Chichester, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2011

The Grottino is just off the via Matteotti, the main road heading north from the railway station. It is tucked down a side street close to the Hotel Guercino. It is family run and clearly popular with the locals. I had a main meat course which was well cooked and delicious foloowed by almost the best tiramisu I have tasted.... More 

Thank Trevor0510
Bologna, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2010

I went to dinner it was almost 11pm and was kindly received. The waiter speaks english and is very patient. Buonissima pizza di aspargus!

Thank sabessssss
Los Angeles
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2010

Just around the corner from Il Guercino Hotel, this place was amazing. My only regret was not being able to try the Pizza(which looked great) in addition to the pasta. This place was simple & authentic and by far one of the BEST meals I have had in all of Italy, period. It was not an overpriced tourist trap. Its... More 

Thank 999gina

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via F. Albani, 4, Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > Navile
  • Neighbourhood: Navile
  • Phone Number: +39051 374557

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