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Il Cannone

#74 of 1,397 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Andrea Costa 102 | Zona costa-Saragozza, 40134 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 614 3655
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 19:30 - 23:30
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Probably when you come to Bologna you a have a list of restaurants you plan to visit, if Il Cannone is not on the list make sure to add it. A small and cozy restaurant, not far from the center, which serves excellent food prepared with skill by Raffaella and recommended by Luca who is always genuinely interested in your... More 

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166 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Once again we had no reservation and were let in a few minutes early as it was cold outside. We were made most welcome and our server,David, explained the menu in detail and offered us the seasonal menu from which my wife chose seasoned octopus tentacle wrapped in bacon which said was delicious-I don't care for such things. We had... More 

Thank MichaelTaipei
1 review
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Tasty twists on Italian classics. Good value and really lovely staff. The food was absolutely delicious and they play some corking tunes, including a little bit of Shania Twain!! Go go go!! Would recommend booking - we were lucky to get a table without a reservation.

Thank Kate G
Bussigny-pres-Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is very cosy. Food not only delicious but presented in a fantastic way. I come to Bologna very often for the last 3 years, and it is one of the best experiences I had here.

Thank Helen P
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123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Beautiful dishes that taste as good as they look! Great food experience with local cuisine that delivers on tastiness and presentations. Very friendly staff in a cosy location, with both great specials and a menu that offers something for everyone. It's always a pleasure when "spicy" on the menu actually means spicy! If we had more days in Bologna we'd... More 

Thank MatsLindh
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

The food was good, but the place is hot like hell. The owner/waiter told us to have two splits at maximum power. Actually They were not working, I would prefer he to be more honest with us.

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lucaeraffi, Proprietario at Il Cannone, responded to this review
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La ringrazio per il suo commento, anche se avrei preferito un giudizio sul cibo piuttosto che sull'aria condizionata.le ricordo che... More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

Have been a customer since 15 years and there has not been one time when the food was less than excellent. A bit out of the regional traditionalism, the food is always superbly served with some unusual recipes. It is my favorite place in town and I can only recommend it. Moreover, the owners are a delicious couple that will... More 

Thank Parasgnaus
Bologna, Italy
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Cosy restaurant with delicious food. Every dish is accurately plated and served. Indicated for romantic meals mainly, but I generally go there with friends as well. One of the best in Bologna.

Thank gioia072
Bologna, Italy
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2012

The place, located approximately 1 km out of the city wall, has few tables and the atmosphere is very pleasant. In spite of its size, the restaurant offers a pretty various menu. Appetizers are in the 8-10 euro range, first course in 10 to 14 and second go from 15 to 24. Desserts around 6 euros. The dishes are not... More 

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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2012

Beautiful intimate restaurant with fantastic food/service. Every dish we had was over-the-top delicious. We ordered from the "specials board." Il Canone is a place where locals go for a romantic meal; Almost all diners were couples. But the owner/staff were welcoming to us Americans, too. The owner took a lot of time to explain the specials chalkboard to us in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Andrea Costa 102 | Zona costa-Saragozza, 40134 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > Saragozza
  • Neighbourhood: Saragozza
  • Phone Number: +39 051 614 3655

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