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La Cesoia

#28 of 1,390 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Giuseppe Massarenti 90/2D | 40138 Bologna, 40138 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 342854
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12:15 - 14:45
19:30 - 22:45
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Sun 12:15 - 14:45
Tue - Fri 12:15 - 14:45
Tue - Sat 19:30 - 22:45
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Cosenza, Italy
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In this place what you will remember is the portion sizes. Never had such small portions, almost as if the chef is concurring for his first star. The guy is certainly on the right path, the fantasy of matching flavors is ok, the taste can be improve, the presentation is good, but some works are still needed. A special mention... More 

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Thank andcar74
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately for this restaurant the service killed any quality food offering. In fact some of the food was amazing but some was disgusting ...like serving steak that was raw in the middle. We waited over two hours to be fed and then disappointed. Saving grace was, we got 80 euro off the bill.. RED DOOR......warning!

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Thank adadamico
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been twice, both times had exceptional food at reasonable prices. Service is solid. Bit out of the way, which is the only reason this spot hasnt gotten more publicity! Upscale and innovative Italian food served at solid prices. Wine list is particularly reasonable!

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Thank 50Local
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Four of us ate at La Cesoia in December 2016. The restaurant is situated on a quiet and unassuming street and doesn't look much from the outside. However, step through the door and everything changes! We received a warm welcome, we had a choice of table, and the menu was carefully explained to us, together with the options and wine... More 

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Thank Rhys71
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Do not waste your money at this restaurant for several reasons Starting that does not provide a wireless network that believes it is necessary for a store that holds the 9th position at the list of good restaurants. Secondly had no music with effective you cant discuss or you hear the discussion from the tables near you Arriving at the... More 

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Thank pa. k
Camilla M, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Cesoia, responded to this review

Dear Pa. K, thank you for your review. Firstly, we decided not to provide wireless network because in 2017 all people spent their time with mobile phone instead of speaking with other guys at the table or reading a book. We are working on having music. Your sentence: "Arriving at the main menu had little choice with modest tastes, disappointing... More 

Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Booked on the day via trip adviser. Slightly out the centre of town but got a taxi. Nice, bright, modern decor Friendly but discreet staff. Maitre d was very helpful with wine choices and I had a different glass with each course - all excellent Tasting menu looked great but we have different tastes so picked our own. Aubergine starter... More 

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Thank gillk65
Camilla M, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Cesoia, responded to this review

Thanks. Pietro M. More 

Buckinghamshire
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were staying locally, read about this restaurant and booked online via Trip Advisor with the promise of a 20 per cent discount. Went for an early time which suited us - when we arrived we were the first there. Went for the four course tasting menu - you choose from the main menu with smaller portion sizes. Very enjoyable.... More 

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Camilla M, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Cesoia, responded to this review

Dear Wanderdog99, thank you for your review. Sometimes appens that the restaurant isn't so full... is like the life, sometimes very busy and other times not! We should look on the bright side: soft atmosphere and waiters for you! Hope to see you next time you'll visit Bologna! Best regards, Pietro Montanari More 

tel aviv
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

the place is very nice. the service was good but very slow. we sat there for more than 2 hours. the food was good.

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Thank yossixp
Camilla M, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Cesoia, responded to this review

Goodmornig yossixp1, thank you for your review. Pietro Montanari More 

Rome, Italy
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

First day in Bologna, we read about La Cesoia restaurant on TripAdvisor and decide to test it. We have been absolutely impressed by the food and the service! Starting with the food, we chose the 4 courses tasting menu (we could compose it) at 30€ per person. Not only the dishes were very well presented but they were well thought... More 

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Camilla M, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Cesoia, responded to this review

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Tasting menu was delicious. Service attentive and discreet, unhurried but not slow. Advice on wine choices excellent. We'll definitely go back.

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Thank Nick H
Camilla M, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Cesoia, responded to this review

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 27 - US$ 43
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:15 - 14:45
Tuesday
12:15 - 14:45
19:30 - 22:45
Wednesday
12:15 - 14:45
19:30 - 22:45
Thursday
12:15 - 14:45
19:30 - 22:45
Friday
12:15 - 14:45
19:30 - 22:45
Saturday
19:30 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giuseppe Massarenti 90/2D | 40138 Bologna, 40138 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 342854

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