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Scacco Matto

Via Broccaindosso 63, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 263404
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Via Broccaindosso 63, 40125 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Four of us visited tonight whilst on holiday in Bologna. It’s about 15 minutes walk from Piazza Maggiore- booking appears to be essential at least at weekends. The restaurant is located in a narrow side street and has a very discreet entrance - it could...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happen to be in Bologna for a birthday celebration and arrived a day early to enjoy the city. Having seen the Rick Stein show we were excited to visit this restaurant and loved the philosophy of the chef on the TV show. There were...More

Thank Spitalfielddiner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I do not like writing poor reviews but Scacco Matto deserves it. Simply put, this place is over rated, over cooked and over priced . Who on earth labels a starter as vegetarian that has not 1, but 4 slices of what I can only...More

Thank Deuteronomy-the-cat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was really looking forward to this but we were very disappointed. My veggie appetizer came with five slices of ham - I tolerated this as I’m not a vegetarian - but the main course fish was over cooked and tough. I know Rick would not...More

Thank Mistoffelees_the_cat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Classic italian with a modern twist. Warm but still very professional service. Fantastic flavours, very well presented. A five with better winepairing. Well worth a revisit.

Thank Jonas O
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Nice place, all the food is Nice. Shrimp and meat so tender. Staff very efficient . Price is reasonable.

Thank cyroroberto
Reviewed 26 July 2017

It rather looks like we were not the first to follow in the footsteps of Rick Stein who came here on his Long Weekend in Bologna but the place is unabashed by its sudden popularity with British Rick acolytes. A lovely meal where we ate,...More

1  Thank Lewis_Ma_48
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by our hotel , only now having read other reviews do I realise that Rick Stein had been . We came for lunch straight after our arrival here in the city , it is off the beaten track in...More

1  Thank phillip g
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Following Rick Steins weekend away programme one the places highlighted was this place, we were not disappointed, service and ambiance was good, a typical Italian restaurant, suggest a booking is made as Monday night was quite busy. The food was lovely and was a treat.

1  Thank cstolland
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Scacco Matto was just a few steps away from where we were staying in Bologna so we happened upon it pretty much by accident. It was so good we went there twice. The exterior is quite ordinary and it looks like it might be a...More

Thank karenfitzers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 148
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:45 PM - 11:00 PM
12:15 PM - 2:15 PM
7:45 PM - 11:00 PM
7:45 PM - 11:00 PM
12:15 PM - 2:15 PM
7:45 PM - 11:00 PM
12:15 PM - 2:15 PM
7:45 PM - 11:00 PM
12:15 PM - 2:15 PM
7:45 PM - 11:00 PM
12:15 PM - 2:15 PM
7:45 PM - 11:00 PM
12:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Broccaindosso 63, 40125 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 263404
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