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Trattoria La Mela

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Via De' Fusari 5, 40123 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 234654
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Tue - Sun 00:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 19:00 - 23:00
Sat 19:00 - 23:30
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Atlanta, Georgia
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group had a great time. The staff was incredibly fun and helpful. There were several local dishes recommended in addition to typical regional dishes. The food is predominantly Bolognese. I had Gramigna but wished I had tried the lasagna or tortellini which others in the group ordered and raved about. Good selection of wines. Very reasonable prices.

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Alicante, Spain
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81 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The smell - when entering the restaurant - is not nice. The pizza was served within few minutes. That's nice, but the pizza was barely warm, not hot. The pizza was not great, at least for Italian standards. Only one type of wine is served by glass (the choice only "white or red"). One does not even get to know... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my friends for my 30th Birthday dinner her and I must say it was absolutely amazing! We had caprese and typical affettati as starters, I had cotoletta bolognese that was really well done. Deserts were exquisite. I have lived in Bologna for 2 years and I come back everyone year and I would definitely recommend this place!... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

La Mela is a great place for a meal! I came there for a dinner and I found delicious traditional food (I took pasta but they specialize in frutti di mare). The servings were really big - "primo piatto" was enough for the whole dinner. Wine and coffee were tasty too. The desserts (home made) looked great but I wasn't... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The perfect spot for a yummy pizza in the centre of town, recommended by a friend who lives in Bologna. The pizzas were delicious. Coeliac daughter had a frittata. Staff didn't speak English but we worked it out with our very poor Italian.

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Thank Lily S
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Despite the location this is not a tourist trap and a great spot, especially for a quick lunch. The food is superb and the service quick. Whether you want a great pizza, nice salad or full lunch, it is all here. Service was professional and friendly.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Visited this restaurant at the end of a 3 day stay in Bologna. It brought a taste of Southern Italy to the menu. The staff were attentive and the range of dishes on the menu was extensive. It could provide visitors with everything from a reasonably priced meal to a more a la carte experience.

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Thank Steve S
Ramat Gan, Israel
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

One of the best pizzas, and same goes to tagliatelle cooked to perfection. The Bolognese sauce was excellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The food was superb. My daughter, mother and I had dinner there tonight and all of us loved the food we ordered. My scallopini was delicious, as was my daughters tortillini soup and my mothers pasta. As I come from an italian background it was just as my nonna would have made. It is also so reasonably priced. After being... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had lunch and dinner here. The food was excellent, a mix of dishes from Bologna and the Amalfi Coast. Very good pizza and great fish and seafood dishes. The service was friendly and the location perfect.

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 64
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via De' Fusari 5, 40123 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 234654
Description
Pizzeria Trattoria La Mela borns in April 1980 and since then it's a reference point for good Amalfi and Bolognese cuisine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the center of Bologna.

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