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Da Francesco

Via Mascarella 75, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 246802
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“sardines” (2 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
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Via Mascarella 75, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have studied in Bologna for a year and been back numerous times so I know the restaurants failry well and this one comes up tops for me. Lovely staff who can give great recommendations on wine and all the food is delicious - all...More

Thank Fre Y
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Da Francesco is a 15 minute walk from the centre of Bologna but still inside the ring road, just. This traditional Sicilian restaurant brought back memories of a visit to Sicily and having eaten our weight ( almost) in Parma ham we craved some seafood....More

Thank penpad
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Don't be deceived by the simple looks and modest location. The food is excellent, service very friendly, and nice atmosphere.The fish and seafood are amazing. I asked the owner about the swordfish. his answer was: "optimo". He was not kidding, it was the best swordfish...More

Thank Connector_2012
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Small and minimal, freshness and taste is delicious. A little bit poor the wine assortments and sometime the waiter is unpolite but also this is an Italian experience Food however is compensating greatly

Thank mauro b
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We went to Rome for a week and were so impressed that we went back to Francescos! The food was great, especially the pizza and squid. Staff were friendly and there was a nice ambience that did not feel touristy. Good quality not overpriced food-would...More

Thank Nean81
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Went on a Monday and it was closed and walked all the way again the next day and it was worth it. The waiter spoke to me in Italian but I winged it and just went with whatever he recommended ( which is the way...More

Thank Winnipeg2006
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Small restaurant slightly out of way, a good 20 mins walk from the city center. A casual restaurant with nothing fancy One of the few restaurants that will serve you tap water rather than force you to buy bottled water. The food was very tasty...More

Thank joectk
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Starter pane e panelle with deep fried little sardines was tasty , but was surprised to see it in a burger bun!! Italy meets America, perhaps! Linguine with mussels was delicious although I felt my pasta was a little undercooked. My husband had the tuna...More

Thank LvP88
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

Typically Sicilian restaurant, although we didn't each the fish, it looked wonderful. Pasta was a delight, cooked as you'd expect. A little pricey but again you get what you pay for.

Thank hadital
Reviewed 16 January 2012

Th eplace is not very big so better to book a table before, the food is really delicious, the menue changes throughout the year, good wine not too expensive what to say more? just try it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Mascarella 75, 40126 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 246802
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