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Osteria Del Sole

Vicolo Ranocchi 1/d, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 347 968 0171
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Drink in some history

Since 1465, people have been meeting here, and one can see why. It's casual and welcoming. You... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
DawnAlba
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Providence, Rhode Island
Quirky place, worth a visit

Supposedly the oldest osteria in Bologna and one of the oldest in the world. Quirky place where you... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
David M
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“oldest bar” (5 reviews)
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Vicolo Ranocchi 1/d, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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+39 347 968 0171
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Since 1465, people have been meeting here, and one can see why. It's casual and welcoming. You can bring in your own food, and each person must purchase a beverage. Don't miss this historic stop!

2  Thank DawnAlba
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Supposedly the oldest osteria in Bologna and one of the oldest in the world. Quirky place where you are supposed to buy food elsewhere and bring it in to eat - provided that you buy a glass of wine or whatever. The decor and furniture...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Took a while to find but well worth a visit to experience some local culture €2 for a glass of processo and lots aid little food shop next to it to get some local food

1  Thank jomccormack1966
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Loved this place. Such a great feel and very friendly staff. Great to sit among locals who bring in their own food to have alongside their drinks.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This bar, supposedly the oldest In Bologna, was always rammed, day and night. We were determined to visit but couldn't get in the first couple of times we attempted. Third time lucky! Quieter on the Monday but still great fun, friendly atmosphere! Definitely not plush!...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Stumbled across this, and fancied going inside, just because it was so busy on a Monday evening. Fantastic place. Packed full of friendly, loud, happy people. Very cheap wine (2,50€ a glass) and from what I could see, you can bring your own food -...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

It is one particular place ! You can bring your own food ! They have good drinks , it’s a nice place with a lot of history between the walls , always full with locals , can go to the salumeria near it and buy...More

Thank Merch22
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This place is amazing! Such a genius concept and amazing atmosphere inside. So apparently the place is up and running since 14th century and judging by their smart way of work and hospitality its no wonder. Just around the corner from Pizza Maggiore and close...More

Thank Andrea H
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Placed in the heart of the center, two minutes walk from duomo, it’s a nice and yet peculiar place. You can basically have a glass of wine ( or 5 most likely ) but no food is served.. but you have plenty of space and...More

Thank Fabrizio R
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

This place is very much a bar...since 1465!! There is no food for sale but you can bring food in from the various shops in the side streets of the Quadrilatero. Great atmosphere - we were here on a Friday evening and shared a table...More

Thank chepaddy
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Natalia M
19 April 2017|
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Response from Nigel D | Reviewed this property |
I think they are open every day, having said that I presume it will be busy so my advice would be to take an early lunch. Remember you buy your food off the vendors outside and take it in to eat. Good luck and enjoy your... More
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Bmaile
30 November 2016|
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Response from emilia e | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't work there, I'm just a regular. I reckon New Year's Eve open, New Year's Day closed. Hope that helps
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