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Cantina Bentivoglio

$$ - $$$
San Vitale
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
As featured in Romantic Guide to Bologna
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Via Mascarella, 4/B, 40126 Bologna, Italy
20:00 - 02:00
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place in Bologna to enjoy a night of live jazz. The food is mediocre for Italian standards though.

Thank Jolotravelling
Bologna, Italy
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296 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I had not come back to this restaurant for a while, maybe since The Summer. I was very happy with my fish dish. The concert was very good (this place is also a jazz joint). Our waiter was very pleasant. An overall very enjoyable evening

Thank Viridiana2012
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

very good quality and service Food is fresh Restaurant is well located Food is very tasty Waiters are very friendly and polite

Thank Mohamed F
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

i really love this place, its one of my favorite restaurant in the world as traveler, i advise anyway whos visiting bologna to co.e and try the amazing italian food, gracia

Thank Khaoula K
Ascot, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Lovely restaurant in Bologna which also plays live jazz music. Very loud and vibrant on the Friday night when we went for my birthday. Service was ok, a little offhand but that's Italians for you. Food was delicious- lots of pumpkin filled tortellini for me and the bolognese ragu for my husband.

Thank lisabrollo
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We have a super evening here, gorgeous food, simple but beautiful ! And service was good too though we didn't get to enjoy the Jazz but not restaurant 's fault but rather a mixup at the tourist offices re timings !

Thank 140nadine
Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We ate here in August 2016 and had a wonderful time. The tortellini in butter with basil was truly delicious. The porchetta main course was very tasty but a bit dry. The pannacotta dessert with passionfruit was amazing. The service was excellent, very friendly and efficient. Our only retreat was that there was no jazz on the night we were... More 

Thank Bairbre_10
Kelowna, Canada
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400 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went with a group for a pasta making demo. It was lively and informative, even if I cannot imagine ever making tortellini by hand! We then had a great meal with a prosciutto and bruschetta starter, followed by tortellini, and of course, wine. Very enjoyable!

Thank Terry L
Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Although place is nice and the jazz band we heard was absolutely fantastic, the cousine was not that great. Fresh, hand-made pasta, but not exceptional. All dishes were mediocre in every aspect. A lot to be done with cousine. Salads were far below average grade. Music was great though, service excellent.

Thank bepnolte
Naples, Italy
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were recommended to go by our hotel and we were really looking forward to the evening. We arrived to no welcome by anyone and we were shown to our table by a very unenthusiastic waiter. We received NO help with the very long wine list and ended up just randomly choosing a bottle of wine because my Brother In... More 

Thank jacksmac2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$73
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Mascarella, 4/B, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > San Vitale
  • Neighbourhood: San Vitale

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