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Buca Manzoni

Via Alessandro Manzoni 6/g | Quartiere Porto, 40121 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 271307
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Via Alessandro Manzoni 6/g | Quartiere Porto, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's recommended in my guidebook. I went there for the first time for dinner when I was in Bologna two years ago. I got good impression that time. Friendly staff, good food and service. This time, I went for a light lunch. (Both times, the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is delicious, authentic, and prepared to order. My wife and I had Crescentini-puffed, hollow bread-type dough, served with fresh mozzarella; my wife had tortellini in cream sauce, and I had gnocchi in Bolognese ragu. Every morsel was perfect and delicious, including our deserts,...More

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roberta g, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Buca Manzoni, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We want to thank you for this wonderful review: we are honored to have been your preference. If you come back to Bologna one day it will be our pleasure to meet you and make your meals pleasant. Roberta

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know what so say about the food because we never had a chance to eat, we entered the location and told to wait to be seated to a table witch is not uncommon so we waited a waiter and sat us down ,...More

Thank Catalin D
roberta g, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Buca Manzoni, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

BUT THAT REVIEW AND THIS ???? In our restaurant you do not cook fish because it is a traditional Bolognese restaurant. The sea is 100 km from bologna: therefore the fish is not part of our tradition. He could read Tripadvisor first or our site...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Waited a fair amount of time to be served and food was pretty poor. Had mortadella and mortadella mousse for starters. The mousse was just too much and the mortadella had pistachios in it so not from Bologna! Both pasta dishes were poor. Would not...More

Thank 64Rod
roberta g, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Buca Manzoni, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

INCOMPETENTE: EXCHANGES THE PEPPER FOR THE PISTACHIO !!! We have the doubt that you have come to our restaurant because the only pistachio that goes through our restaurant is that of the wonderful salty pistachio ice cream. Mortadella strictly purchased by Bolognese artisans (like all...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I sat down to have an after work drink, whilst on a business trip from the UK. We were given some menus but ignored several times when wanting to order our drinks. After ten minutes an Italian couple were shown to the...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We were welcomed in a friendly way at the opening at 7 and offered a choice of tables. Beautiful location near the Manzoni theatre, vaulted ceiling in bricks and wooden chairs, pleasantly relaxed atmosphere, got crowdy and pleasantly lively in half an hour, international clientele....More

Thank Angela Luisa P
Reviewed 13 April 2018

here again. same nice people and good service. maybe they have some problems with the kitchen but meals are delicious.

Thank AlparslanT
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Definitely worth a visit - a real 'authentic' Italian restaurant. The food here is amazing! We loved the tiramisu but the pasta dishes were also very good!

Thank Oliver_G_London
Reviewed 26 March 2018

We happened upon this trattoria after a long day and managed to get a table without reservation even though it seemed very busy. Unfortunately we were tired and just wanting a quick meal, so just ordered a gramigna and sausage and chocolate and nut torte...More

Thank Carl M
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Service was a bit dismissive. I think they preferred their local customers. No real help to choose. Food was good though

Thank traceyc429
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Response from Christabella_48 | Reviewed this property |
Mi dispiace, non parlo Italiano. Ciao!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 41
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:45 AM - 3:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:45 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Alessandro Manzoni 6/g | Quartiere Porto, 40121 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 271307
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Local renovated and traditional place in the pedestrian area of Via Manzoni, alongside the city's major museums: the Medieval Museum, Palazzo Fava, Oratory of St. Columban. The restaurant has 95 seats divided into a large room, an area closer to the part devoted to an inn and a private dining rooms where you can book for parties or business lunches which has a capacity of about 30 people.The cuisine is typical Bolognese prepared with fresh local products and accompanied by wines from the hills of Bologna and local birer. At lunch the restaurant is also ready for a quick lunch and economic. And possible to connect wifi and docking stations for laptops and mobile phones. Disabled access and bathroom with toilet for children. Access granted to animals prior communication with the manager. We are closed in Tuesday.
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