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Il Cantinone

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Via del Pratello 56, 40122 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 553223
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place. Classic Italy with great food (no pizza) with tegular prices (10-14€). Nice service, too.

1 Thank Jens L
Dublin, Ireland
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Sitting alone in this restaurant at 9.00pm had us worried that it was not a popular choice with locals, but it was full by 10.00pm, seems everyone was at one of the many local bars. Good food, limited choice but good value.

Thank JoeGDublin
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Mid day munchies arrived a little late and the body was a bit gimped so not wanting to travel far but most eateries were closing or closed. Walked down a neighborhood street, not wanting to experience the dreaded Tourist Trap and my salvation appeared on my left. At first glance, the name implied a Canteena and I was not remotely... More 

Thank westcoastfoodee
Monterey Park, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Freshly made tagliatella with Bolognese sauce. Yum!! House red wine tastes very different than those I had before, no tanning. Great food for a quick bite at an affordable price. Location is easy to find.

Thank saltyseaeye
Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

After hours of seeking a good place to have some Italian food, this place came up. The fresh pasta was amazing and with starter and glass of wine was just €12. Lovely!

Thank mkyuc
Melbourne, Australia
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I had the two course lunch, choosing gnocchi and then meatballs. That plus water, bread, coffee, and 1/4 house wine came to 17 Euros. The gnocchi were excellent and the meatballs were OK. Service was very friendly and the atmosphere warm. Comment -- there appears to be no written menu, the wait staff read off a list of four options... More 

Thank Michael V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

We were actually looking for another restaurant we found online but were unable to locate it and finally gave up and ate here instead. We ordered two pastas and split them between three of us. (2 euro charge). It was enough food but we still felt like we paid more than we should have.

Thank Laura S
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

We found this very pleasant resturant late one evening. The staff were very welcoming and explained the dishes to us once they realised were were not italian. The food was excellent and my first taste of authentic Ragu, wow what an amazing flavoursome dish, both my husband and I really enjoyed our dinner and local wine which was amazing value.... More 

1 Thank pa72
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 May 2013

Second time in Bologna and decided to pay a visit to this Osteria in my last night in town. Their version of ragu is what I consider to be the most traditional recipe, good value for money, definitely one of my favourite Osteria in the town centre, and they're open on Mondays

Thank NomadicBraincell
Perth, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2013

Situated in one of the most vibrant streets in Bologna (via dell Pratello), this simple osteria is a delight. You can sit inside, or as I preferred outside on simple wooden park tables and plank chairs to people watch. The wine list is divided by region and reasonably priced. The food is dependent upon season, freshness and availability. The menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 39
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Pratello 56, 40122 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 553223
tipica osteria con menu' tipico bolognese ed ampia scelta di grandi vini da tutta italia.pasta fatta in casa , primi e secondi piatti della tradizione emiliana accmpagnata da un pizzico di simpatia che deliziera' la vostra serata.

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