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Osteria La Fontana

Via Fondazza 83/A, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 391422
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“ragu” (6 reviews)
“peas” (2 reviews)
“panna cotta” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
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Via Fondazza 83/A, 40125 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

We booked this osteria using thefork last minute and we don’t regret it. The menu is small, but your options are definitely satisfying and typical cucina bolognese. I was very happy with the tagliatelle alla romagnola. The meal was tasty and freshly prepared. A lovely...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank dlabile
Reviewed 23 October 2018

This is a very small local restaurant and the head waiter/owner does not speak English. Our one Italian speaker had a little trouble translating some of the specialist local dishes. Nevertheless this is a very welcoming restaurant giving a great evening. We took the owner's...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Glyn12
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This is exactly how a real osteria should be; low key yet excellent food and fair prices. I have nothing bad to say about this place, just pay them a visit and you will understand.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AIHB17
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We were a couple visiting from Ireland. Our server was great in helping us choose starters,main course and wine, all in great english. We were a bit surprised when other local italians began to arrive, that our server would no longer speak with us in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lára R
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Having researched a number of restaurants on TripAdvisor we plumped for La Fontana owing to its high rating. The service was very good as was the food. Since we’d booked using the Fork app, an added bonus was a discount on our bill, made more...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Swedishtomcat
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately it wasn't very good. We tried the rabbit and the cotoletta but both were too salty and they charged us 5 euro for baskets of bread we didn't order. Service was friendly.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Kartika Z
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We came here at the recommendation of the B&B that we stayed at and I am so glad that they did recommend. This place is popular with locals and not all servers speak English (but don't worry if your Italian is bad, let the server...More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

We ate dinner here with friends while in Bologna. We had meatballs with peas and tomato sauce (excellent) eggplant parmigiana (very tasty) pumpkin tortellini (very delicious) and Panna Cotta (very rich but caramelised to the right degree). This restaurant is very popular with the locals...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Les6447
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The service was good and relaxed. Good wine recommendations . The pasta was really good. We had a really nice evening.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank jonasf901
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We returned to this fine establishment a year after our first visit. Service, atmosphere, and food were all top-notch. The generous and high-quality tagliere were fantastic. The owner promoted a great local (and organic) Sangiovese, which turned out to be cheaper significantly cheaper than the...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank dxmyekat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Fondazza 83/A, 40125 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 391422
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