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Osteria Santa Caterina

) #138 of 1,415 Restaurants in Bologna $$ - $$$ Italian, Mediterranean,
Via Santa Caterina 43/a, 40123 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 582264
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cold cuts” (3 reviews)
“soups” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Soups
$$ - $$$
Via Santa Caterina 43/a, 40123 Bologna, Italy
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1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had better dinners in Italy. suggest to work on variety and offering. the yard is nice and welcoming. staff is nice.

Thank tfu555
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

1. local red wine 2. cold cuts Zaragoza (excellent, first on the list) 3. eggplant à parmegiana 4. lemoncello 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Thank Anthony V
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We ate 2 evenings at Santa Caterina--the first time at the recommendation of our B & B hosts, and the second because we had such wonderful food the first time we wanted to try more things on the menu. Make reservations. The eggplant parmesan is...More

Thank curioustraveler65
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Osteria Santa Caterina was recommended by our B&B hosts and it quickly became my favorite spot to dine in Bologna. The staff is friendly and welcoming and the food is amazing. Don't miss the salumi platters, daily soups, tortellini in brodo. The eggplant Parmesan was...More

Thank cattivojo
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Small Osteria off the tourist path, very good antipasti with cured meat, I also loved the wine of the house, a local Sangiovese. I had pasta filled with spinach and cheese, very good. The staff is ´very nice and attentive, I loved the authentic and...More

Thank myfoodiemap
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was a recommendation from a friend who is originally from Bologna and it was even more amazing than we expected! Santa Caterina serves delicious, very delicious food. The place is small and cozy so maybe a reservation is needed on certain nights. I love...More

Thank Ruza M
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

During our stay in Bologna we had lunch twice in this osteria Is a small quite place with special short good menu. Excellent different kinds of prosciutto and cheese from different parts of italy great tortellini and lasagna verde and melanzana a la parmegianna Don'T...More

Thank armandoramathasharon
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Our accommodation recommended this Osteria and I read an article online beforehand about how the owner likes to personally explain the day's specials and take orders so was looking forward to the interaction as I speak reasonable Italian. We were not even greeted with Buonasera!...More

1  Thank Bevgrub
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I was staying at an Airbnb quite nearby and the host recommended this place. On a hot Friday afternoon I had pasta and bean soup and prosciutto and melon, plus water, 1/4 wine, and coffee -- 31 Euros. So not cheap, but the service was...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Normally an osteria is simple food but the Osteria Santa Caterina cannot be categorised under the normal understanding of "simple". It is simply outstanding. The choice of antipasti is wonderful; the very best of prosciutti even including the Spanish Jamon Iberico. Pasta is fresh and...More

1  Thank Paul S
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Can I make a reservation online?
28 July 2016|
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Response from Michael V | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can do it directly with the restaurant. There's a contact form on their website, but it says "Don't use email for reservations". I am not aware of a restaurant booking system in Italy (in Australia we... More
Is there an email contact form?
11 November 2015|
Response from TheDashingDiner | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on their web site, under Contatti on the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Santa Caterina 43/a, 40123 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 582264
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