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Al Pappagallo

Piazza della Mercanzia 3C, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 232807
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Piazza della Mercanzia 3C, 40125 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Overall disappointing. We stayed one block away so ate here. Brodo was good lasagne good but almost cold. Not a great introduction to Bolognese food. Service indifferent. Except one bartender who went out of his way to show us amaro poor selection resting on their...More

1  Thank MexCan999
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a pleasant enough meal in what we had heard was a high class restaurant except one of the dishes served was supposed to come with a poached egg. The waitress brought the dish without ceremony, plonked it down and announced they’d had trouble...More

Thank Violet006
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Left there 195 eur for 8 people today and went to eat right after this lunch. Portions was tiny, I would say enough for a cat. I ordered some pasta with a black ham. It smelled as ham was not fresh, so i had to...More

1  Thank Ekaterina G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were happy to walk around and find somewhere that took our fancy as we’d eaten well everywhere else and this place looked good and was right next door to the due torri. I’d also remembered it being well recommended. It was very disappointing. We...More

1  Thank FdHeer
PappagalloMercanzia3, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Al Pappagallo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday
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La ringraziamo per il suo feedback, è un peccato che abbia trovato la nostra atmosfera sterile, il nostro desiderio è...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Guide books on Bologna are still recommending this restaurant, but it turned out to be a big disappointment. Prima Platti portions are small compared to other Bologna restaurants I've eaten in. The two main courses we ordered - the rabbit an the beef cheeks -...More

1  Thank 62artj
PappagalloMercanzia3, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Al Pappagallo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday
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Le porzioni dei piatti sono studiate dai nostri chef in modo da valorizzare tutti i sapori e non appesantire. Le...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was supposed to be THE place to sample the real Emelia Romagna cuisine. Well....not! Marcella Hazan would certainly not approve. The signiature tortellini in brodo was fine (though small), the vitello tonnato just about ok, but the mains - beef cheek and rabbit...More

1  Thank 2012Happytraveller2
PappagalloMercanzia3, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Al Pappagallo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday
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Marcella Hazan in America non aveva nessuno che potesse insegnarle la cucina italiana, ha imparato a cucinare da sola, basandosi...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good and also a bit too much - we struggled to eat the T-bone steak of 1,2 kg 😅 it was way too much for only 2 persons. However, everything was very delicious and we would like to come back some...More

Thank houmark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the best pasta and even the salad was stupendous. It was a very enjoyable meal. The staff was very accommodating and the spot was a real gem. The chandeliers were impressive

Thank bagofnuts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pappagallo is, in my opinion, one the best places to eat in Bologna at decent prices. The food is just great and the staff is also really friendly. Great place!!!

Thank stephentudor
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A small restaurant with lots of charm and incredible food! Great service, the food was unique, there is a pasta with coffee flavor that is just out of this world.

Thank Vivian O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza della Mercanzia 3C, 40125 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 232807
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Gourmet bolognese cuisine, since 1919. Since 1919, a 14th Century building in Piazza della Mercanzia, hosts a historic restaurant just beside the Two Towers, famous for serving the typical good Bolognese cuisine: its name is Pappagallo. Across the years celebrities, movies stars and artists such as Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Alfred Hitchcock, Sharon Stone, Lionel Richie, Ugo Tognazzi, Matt Dillon, Brigitte Nielsen and Francesco Guccini used to enjoy their meal here while in Bologna. A creative touch adds here a new spark to the traditional cuisine from the local area. We carefully choose ingredients of the highest quality, constantly seeking the perfect balance between taste, scent and food-pairings. The Pappagallo is a unique merge of elegance and hospitality, tradition and innovation, local and international cuisine.
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