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Trattoria di Via Serra

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Via Luigi Serra, 9/B, 40129 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 631 2330
19:00 - 21:45
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Wed - Sun 19:00 - 21:45
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 13:45
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Venice, Italy
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a special place. Real Italy real Bologna. Flávio will personally explain the menu for you. The food the wine the people everything is natural, authentic. Fabulous. Grazie mille

Thank johnosimmons22
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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63 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional Italian dishes with excellent service and a great price tag. Would highly recommend! The organic wine is nice too.

Thank Jen S
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Imagine a small restaurant with amazing gourmet - style food, a fusion of foods from Molise (in Center-South) and the Bologna/Modena area. With great wine and service. And imaginative cuisine. Definitely the most amazing joint in Bologna.

Thank Marco L
Madrid, Spain
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We are happy that we found this wonderful trattoria thanks to tripadvisor. When we booked lunch there they asked us for 10 euros deposit per person which we found OK as the place is small and it is a "slow food" restaurant. Flavio, was very friendly and helpful. He explained the menu in English. We chose "Tortellini tradizionali in brodo... More 

Thank Blanca K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

If you're in Bologna, take the time to visit this absolutely incredible restaurant. This is the kind of meal you will not forget. Truly local and native to the region. Flavio went over the entire menu in English and was incredibly accommodating. If you're visiting Bologna, make a reservation (in advance) and do not miss eating here.

1 Thank K A
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We arrived at the restaurant without booking BIG MISTAKE! Do not come here without make a booking well in advance!. There were no tables but Flavio the owner let us sit in the entrance area at the waiting table, sadly for everyone who came after us got turned away. The food was simply delicious Every dish simply heavenly. The soup... More 

Thank Jaquelyn M
Bologna, Italy
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The best! Very good typical bolognese food from the nearby mountains. Nice atmosphere and a quaint little restaurant

Thank Elizabeth B
Buffalo, NY
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I want to thank those here on TA and on Chowhound for cluing us into this wonderful place. On the way to Florence from Venice, please stop in Bologna for lunch. There's a reason they call Bologna "Il Grosso" - it's the best eating city in Italy. And at the top of the heap is Trattoria di Via Serra, run... More 

2 Thank criden
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We were in Bologna for a few days and found this restaurant through TripAdvisor. We decided to walk there and give it a try because it ranked well. When we arrived the host told us he was fully booked and couldn't accommodate us. It was 8 PM but the reservations he claimed to have at 7 PM didn't show up,... More 

14 Thank esantano
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I had read reviews on this restaurant and was impressed but a little apprehensive regarding the prices, but need not have worried. Such is the demand for this gem of an eatery, we had to wait 4/5 days to get a booking, believe me it was worth the wait. Flavio (the owner) took time to explain every dish on the... More 

1 Thank James L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:45
19:00 - 21:45
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 13:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Luigi Serra, 9/B, 40129 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 631 2330

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