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Via Cartoleria 12/A, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 648 6648
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (2 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Cartoleria 12/A, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice restaurant but a bit expensive and I would not recommend the Tuna which for some reason was covered in poppy seeds but perhaps I was just unlucky and made a bad choice as most of the other meals were pretty good.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at Parlor after a recommendation from our Airbnb host, we were staying across the road. Great atmosphere, friendly service. We both had tortellini in broth a traditional dish in Bologna, tasty and light. Cost 35 euros for the meals and water and 2...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We found this place while waiting for a table for dinner at Drogheria Rossa next door. It looked inviting and calm, and some people out front were drinking big glasses of Aperol spritz, glowing amber and gold. We went in and had the same fantastic...More

Thank MrKahn
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We were so glad to have found this restaurant. It was our favourite of all the places we ate during our stay. In fact we decided to go again for our last dinner in Bologna and were not disappointed. Both times we booked through The...More

Thank flipflopgirl55
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Booked dinner via the Fork well in advance for 3. When we arrived on time there was some confusion about our booking even though it was written in their appointment book. We asked to be seated outside and was shown to a small table for...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

perfect restaurant. the staff were very polite and friendly. the food was just as good. would highly recommend to anyone wanting to try something little different to other restaurants in the area.

Thank farhanarkan
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We went here on a Sunday evening and the restaurant filled up quite quickly. The place is nicely decorated and the waiters were very attentive. The pasta Bolognese and the risotto cacio e pepe were outstanding, as were the tuna and snapper we had as...More

Thank sjdirks
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food, wine, service and the ambience. With so many dining options it can be hard to choose - but when I found Parlor recommended in an article and the reviews were so positive I booked in advance and am glad I...More

Thank G694HXrachaelb
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We visited upon recommendation from our guesthouse and we were not disappointed. Predominantly locals but also some tourists. Staff were good and food was excellent. Would recommend the breaded egg and octopus for starters, delicious. We sat outside but inside also looked lovely and bigger...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel. Great choice, lots of Italians eating which is an excellent sign for me! The place is quite large with different areas, we were led to the back which is like a parlor with bookshelves. Lots of interesting...More

Thank Andrew S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cartoleria 12/A, 40124 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
  • Phone Number: +39 051 648 6648
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PARLOR is a restaurant and cocktail bar, an atypical foodie lounge intentionally hidden underneath one of the characteristic arcades of Bologna (the so-called “portici”), at walking distance from the Two Towers and the seven churches that dominate what is, perhaps, the most beautiful square of the city.
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