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Osteria Del Sole

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Loved this place, we brought our own food from the market and enjoyed some very reasonably priced... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Not to miss.

Oldest osteria in Europe. Stop at the market and pickup up items for snack or lunch then stop in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Vicolo Ranocchi 1/d, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 347 968 0171
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved this place, we brought our own food from the market and enjoyed some very reasonably priced prosecco!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oldest osteria in Europe. Stop at the market and pickup up items for snack or lunch then stop in, pull up a chair and order your favorite beverage. Great to see the locals in action.

1  Thank RobertJR53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to wile away a few hours with beer red wine and good company. Established in 1465! Buy some Italian nibbles at Simone’s around the corner first. Well worth it.

Thank Steve B
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
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
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
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.

Thank Ems1983
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

Thank HertsPDK
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

1  Thank Toffeeslot
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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Natalia M
19 April 2017|
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
30 November 2016|
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