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Antica Trattoria del Pontelungo

#92 of 1,342 Restaurants in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Santo Stefano
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Via Emilia | Zona Santa Viola, 40133 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 382996
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I am a 100% Bolognese guy currently living in Amsterdam. This restaurant is my favourite choice (after grandma's home of course) when i go back to my hometown. Amazing 'primi' (please go for tortelloni or passatelli) and main courses (love Horse 'straccetti'). Desserts (go for Zuppa Inglese) are simply delicious. Atmosphere is great, not formal, you feel at home. Staff... More 

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San Marcos, California
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

First night dinner in Bologna! We were not disappointed! Great service and fantastic food! Our waitress ordered for us and we had a great meal!

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Milena, the owner of this simple but delicious trattoria, is amazing, as is the food. She was our server and boy we would have eaten out of her hand. She had an energy and verve that one seldom finds in owners, chefs or servers. Just listening to her recite the dishes, simply and directly with a bit of nuance, made... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

We were on a two week holiday in Italy and our last nigh was in Bologna. We were staying near the airport and wanted an authentic Italtian meal, but did not want the hassle of driving to the city centre. We stumbled onto this place after our first choice was too busy and what a lucky break for us. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Great typical restaurant with amazing Italian food. A nice cosy family run restaurant. Take what they suggest. The tortellone filled with cheese was to die for! To come again and again. 10mins away from Bologna airport.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

We came here as a fallback for another highly rated restaurant which turned out to be closed. No regrets! The waitress spoke a little English and I understand a tiny bit Italian. Anyway, she guided us through the primi e secondi: First, three types of pasta - all delicious, and then meat balls in balsamic vinegar sauce and ossobucco. Thanks... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

So here was my amazing experience which should happen to every lonely tourist. This trattoria was recommended by my B and B as a wonderful place to have a great and traditional local meal. I was a woman traveling alone and walked into the place at the unheard of hour of 7PM!! So early!! The host summoned his wife to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

Trattoria del Pontelungo is the kind of trattoria which is getting harder and harder to find in Italy's cities: unashamedly down to earth, cheap, serving traditional rustic food which makes little or no concessions to modern fashion. Yes, the dining room is as basic as it gets. Yes, the service can come across as unfriendly, devoid of the fake smiles... More 

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Algonac, Michigan
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

I was taken here for dinner by a friend who lives in Bologna. He told us that the food was some of the most authentic he has found. Needless to say, it lived up to his hype. From the minute you walked in, you felt like you were at home. We all tried something different from the menu and there... More 

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Philadelphia
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278 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

At Pontelungo, you are family the minute you enter the small but tastefully decorated restaurant. This being June, we sat outside and enjoyed a plate of complimentary mortadella, followed by a trio of pastas that were all excellent. When we asked for smaller secondi plates, the restaurant accommodated us gladly, so we could enjoy the splendid small pork chop served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 38
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Emilia | Zona Santa Viola, 40133 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > Santo Stefano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Stefano
  • Phone Number: +39 051 382996

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