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Da Cesari

#52 of 1,390 Restaurants in Bologna
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Via De' Carbonesi 8 | 40123 Bologna, 40123 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 237710
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12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant for dinner and had an excellent meal with great local dishes, some with truffle that were delicious. Great local wine, Rosso di Montalcino to wash it all down. Tasty deserts, one in particular a sorbetto with zucca was superb. This restaurant is highly recommended.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was given this as s recommendation from our hotel. It's a family run hotel with authentic Bologna good - absolutely delicious and should be sought out! The family make their own wine and I urge you to try it. I had the staple tortelloni in brodo followed by steak that was like butter! Divine ! Dinner for two, two courses,... More 

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the most beautiful food and lovely wine. The food was really so good . The starters were sublime. Panda cotta never tasted so good. Wonderful!

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Wisconsin
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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful meal here! The place is small and intimate, and the staff was very welcoming. We spoke with the owner, and the restaurant has been in the family for generations with his mother still cooking in the kitchen. I had the scallopini which was wonderful and the best we had in Bologna. We also had the ravioli... More 

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New Jersey
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon arriving in Italy, we asked our hotel for a place where the "locals" go. This was one of the recommendations and our first taste of Italy! It was absolutely delicious. My daughter had Pumpkin Ravioli, my husband a veal dish and I had Pasta Bolognese. I had a taste of each dish and one was better than the next!... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Visited Cesari for the first time in a few years and was delighted that it is back to its old best. Wonderful ambience, the most superb food and service in bologna. This is a must for any visit to this beautiful city

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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Charming place with great service. I had the cold cuts for a start and then the tortelloni. It was all absolute perfect!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Very nice place. Excellent food with good portions. Very rich in taste. Very friendly and happy atmosphere. I love Cesari.

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have been a fan of Da Cesari for years. The food and wine are simply wonderful, and and the welcoming staff all seem to have a personal stake in one's enjoyment of the meal. The ambience is casual and lively. In sum, Da Cesari is perfection without a hint of pretension.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We had dinner in this old atmospheric restaurant. The welcome by Riccardo was warm. His uncle runs the Umberto Cesari winery, and he was most knowledgeable about wines. The range of pasta dishes was amazing and some of us settled for the green pasta or the tortellini in beef broth. I had one of the specialties of the day -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 32
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via De' Carbonesi 8 | 40123 Bologna, 40123 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 237710

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