La taverna di Roberto
After checking many online references to find a restaurant that was 1. Open on Christmas and 2. Would take a reservation for a party of 8, I landed on this place, made an online reservation and felt relieved that my family would have Christmas lunch together.
We walked past in the morning so we’d know where we were going then arrived at the time of our reservation. They were closed. I called. No answer. We were left to wander the streets in search of a restaurant that would take 8 of us. Ultimately we had to divide up and not eat together on Christmas.
I received a confirmation of my reservation from Open Table and many reminders. I don’t know where communication broke down: Taverna di Roberto or Open Table? This is a significant F-up. When traveling at Christmas, dinner is an important focal point. We were disappointed to say the least.
Delicious food and attentive, kind staff. Trust their recommendation!
Super! Beim nächsten Bologna-Besuch kommen wir wieder - es war sehr lecker!
The manager had the table set up in a great location for our group’s celebration. He greeted us promptly as we each came in with sparking water and Prosecco. The restaurant worked with those in the group with allergies and delivered excellent dinners for each of us. The waiter spoke English well and was quite attentive. The atmosphere and wine choices were also outstanding.
We ate when they just opened at night like a typical American. We had the restaurant to ourselves. Great meal. Off the main area but worth finding
Good food and local wines. Cozy rustic atmosphere and friendly service.
Wonderful food. And wonderful ambience. Only "suggestion" for Roberto is that he needs help!! It was clear at multiple points that the experience of dining there is being sacrificed by not having enough staff to help...
- in first approaching Roberto, his demeanor was not the friendliest...but now we know it is because he was already stressed before even the restaurant filled up...as the night went on, he actually became quite a friendly host
- took a while at times to order something (even as simple as water) because Roberto and the other waiter were always running around...not able to give attention to the tables. had to ask for the wine 3 times... they forgot my main course (which came and I ate after everyone else finished)
- people waiting in line for 1+ hours to sit... which took that long because people at the table were not getting served efficiently.
Yes, i would definitely recommend this place...But hoping he gets more staff to help. It would be a shame to see customers stay away simple because of this one thing.
La taverna di Roberto is rated 4.3 stars by 8 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.