Taste Bolognese traditions at Buca Manzoni

A brief history of the restaurant

At the beginning of the last century Pasquale Rizzoli (a local artist, renowned for his grave scupltures and the statue you can see in Piazza VIII Agosto), who owned the place, modified the ancient cellars of Casa Conoscenti, turning them into a tavern. During its long history the restaurant has been known by many names, but we decided to return to its original one, "Buca Manzoni".
It underwent an extensive transformation in 2011, gaining full accessibility for disabled people and many other services, all now available to customers and staff.

The restaurant has three parts:

The biggest room with the buffet zone (which is under a big copper plated fireplace) can contain up to 50 people.

La grande sala del camino

The area in front of the bar, showing the beautiful 14th century ceiling rediscovered during renovations.

il bancone mescita con il soffitto in legno originale
The vaults room, a discreet retreat perfect for business lunches and meetings, can host up to 30 persons.

la saletta delle volte

At the very end of the biggest room, after the toilets, you can find our wonderful wine cellar; its floor is almost totally made of ancient Roman trachyte slabs, probably remains of an ancient public square.
la cantina

Just a tad before the toilets you can enjoy the view of the selenite base of Casa Conoscenti's tower (it can be seen in the courtyard of Palazzo Fava, at ground floor), one of the last remaining parts of the 11th century city walls.


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Buca Manzoni
Via Manzoni 6 G
40139 Bologna (ITALY)
Phone +39 051 271307
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