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Piazza della Mercanzia 3, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 232807
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“tagliatelle” (12 reviews)
“blueberries” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Piazza della Mercanzia 3, 40125 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our waitress Sara was friendly, professional and helpful My guinea fowl was fantastic, superb....thank you !!!! Nice decor and good music I would recommend this place

Thank Mariusz Ś
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful 4+/5 restaurant! Great service, wonderful pasta! Innovative coffe pasta, nice guinnea fowl, great wine. Love when the staff can acknowledge you abput something new! If the guinnea fowl had been spot on (lacked a 3rd component) this would have been a 5/5.

Thank Elin F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was just looking for a place to have an aperitif but the food menu was so fascinating we ended up eating anyway. We ordered coffee tagliatelle w szechuan pepper n percorino sauce, tagliatelle w giblet ragu and blueberries. On another visit we had guinea fowl...More

Thank 765maitec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to dine here, although we had read a couple of less favourable reviews! They were full outside when we arrived, so we booked for later. The food and service was worth the wait. Pasta was cooked well, and reasonably priced, we had a...More

Thank 872j88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is very central, near the Due Torres which feature on all the souvenirs of Bologna. Our table was outside but pleasantly sheltered from the sun. My biggest problem in Bologna has not been quality of food, but quantity. Starter, first and second course,...More

Thank davidharcourt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here after spotting it in the guide book and we are really glad we did as the food was excellent. They offer typical Bolognese cuisine; would recommend the lasagna and tortellini in broth. The desserts are delicious too. The location of the restaurant is...More

Thank SezzyS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch out of season. Great choice: staff very friendly (not very busy on the day) and pointed us in the right direction on the short lunch menu. Had to try a traditional bolognese dish for one course and braised ox cheeks for a main....More

Thank fco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked Papagalla for my husbands birthday on 4th May 2018, as I had previously been with my daughter a few years ago, and it was excellent then , but I have to say it was so disappointing on this visit. It had changed so much...More

Thank Anitadurrant
Reviewed 15 June 2018

We went to Pappagallo for a birthday lunch while on holiday in Bologna aiming for a longer sit-down meal than would be average while on holiday and were not disappointed. The decor of the restaurant was formal but relaxed and the waiting staff were all...More

Thank Geoff T
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Had a very nice experience here. Creative touch to traditional Italian cruisine. Parmesan flan in vegetable soup was an exiting starter. Tortellini in broth was a taste bomb.

Thank DrMik
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$18 - 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 3, 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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