I Carracci

297 reviews

Average price €80

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This restaurant is following the relevant safety practices*:
Card payments accepted
Contactless, digital or single use menus
Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
Food served only at the table
Guest spacing 1m
Hand sanitizer for customers
Staff wearing masks
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MICHELIN Guide selection 2020

  • The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
  • 3 couvert(s) Very comfortable restaurant; one of our most delightful places.

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

The ceiling at this restaurant is adorned with superb frescoes by the school of the Carracci brothers (hence the name), while the cuisine focuses on ...

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Il ristorante si trova in un palazzo nobiliare a pochi metri da Piazza Maggiore, di fronte alla cattedrale di San Pietro. Parte del Grand Hotel Majestic, nella grande stanza affrescata dalla scuola dei Carracci sono elegantemente apparecchiati i tavoli, grandi vasi di fiori freschi in un ambiente che ci porta subito con la mente ai primi del’900 quando queste stanze vennero trasformate in hotel di lusso.

Da meno di un anno guida la cucina lo chef Cristian Mometti, lunga esperienza nell’alta cucina, grande rispetto per gli ingredienti, sempre alla ricerca della massima qualità e di tecniche innovative. In carta sia un menù creativo che quello della tradizione che vuole rievocare le tavole della festa delle famiglie nobili bolognesi con ricette originali e proposte di una tipicità non scontata.

Scritto da Francesca Gamberini, bolognese, ex ristoratrice, si occupa di cultura gastronomica da quindici anni. Attualmente collabora con agenzie di comunicazione nella produzione di eventi e ha un blog frafoodstories.com dove racconta storie di cucina, cibo e viaggi.


Le nuove formule di proposta come il gran carrello dei bolliti o il pranzo della domenica sono il frutto della ricerca dello chef Mometti per una cucina tradizionale di qualità ed eleganza uniche.


  • MICHELIN 2020

Restaurant menu

Chef Cristian Mometti
  • Average price €80 Special request
Tortellini in double capon broth or with 36 months Parmiano Reggiano “Vacche Rosse” cheese cream
Tagliatelle with Bolognese ragout
Carnaroli “Delta del Po” with peas, cuttlefish and black ink

Gluten free

Dietary options

Gluten free, Vegetarian dishes
See à la carte and set menus

User photos

Veal liver

Ratings & Reviews


based on 297 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9/10
Service :9.5/10
Setting :9.5/10
  1. Warren F.
    Warren F.
    • 3 reviews

    Food was amazing, staff incredibly professional and the location is simply amazing. The restaurant and the hotel have incredible history. I would especially like to thank Fabio for the super amazingly interesting tour. Well done all

    I Carracci

    Dear Guest, Let me thank you for the preference you had for "I Carracci" Restaurant and for taking the time to share your amazing experience with us. I am more than glad to read that you had enjoyed our beautiful and unique Restaurant. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. With reference to your so kind comment about the cooking proposals of our Executive Chef Cristian Mometti, which were of your complete liking, I would like to thank you. Moreover it makes me honored to read that you also enjoyed the super professional staff and the hospital service of Fabio. I will share your comments with our team, who I am certain will be encouraged by your remarks. As a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the hotel continuously strives to meet your needs and expectation. Come back to visit our Restaurant once again and we ensure you will live another amazing experience. All the staff look forward to welcoming you once again. Best Regards Tiberio Biondi, General Manager

  2. Sam M.
    Sam M.
    • one review

    Al a carte pasta was good as a starter but overpriced for what it is. You can get better quality pasta elsewhere in Bologna cheaper. Main goose course was awful, mostly bone and tough meat. Had to send back and I chose a replacement pork dish which was essentially a schnitzel with cheese. Definitely not fine dining. Lots of theater but food overpriced and not up to scratch. I wouldn't recommend.

  3. Frank T.
    Frank T.
    • 23 reviews

    Our best dining experience in Bologna by far. Great atmosphere, great service and great food. We did not choose one of the menus, but chose al a carte. Still we had plenty to eat. An enjoyable evening. Not too expensive given the quality of the experience. A great choice for our last night in Bologna.

  4. Linda A.
    Linda A.
    • 4 reviews

    Despite my disappointment with the quality of the food, which for £100 a head should have been exceptional, the actual setting and service made it a very pleasant meal.

  5. Arsenio H.
    Arsenio H.
    • 3 reviews

    Superb food (especially the fillet with white truffle), very attentive and professional service and staff, great ambiance. The menu has many options and caters for all tastes and choices

  6. Harilaos M.
    Harilaos M.
    • one review

    Very creative and updated cousin. Excellent service and very professional welcoming. Warm atmosphere in a historic place. We had ask in advance for a special request due to our wedding anniversary celebration and everything was fabulous. Thank you I Carracci.

  7. Gordon H.
    Gordon H.
    • 3 reviews

    Food just wasn’t as good as you would expect for such an expensive meal. Lots of hype with presentation. Food was good but certainly not close to world clas.

  8. Greg D.
    Greg D.
    • 2 reviews

    Beautiful restaurant with excellent staff. Food was very good but was just short of exceptional. The octopus was delicious. On balance I would recommend

  9. Hing C.
    Hing C.
    • one review

    A truly beautiful restaurant in Bologna city centre. Service is impeccable - solicitous, very friendly and professional, and efficient. While the restaurant is fine-dining it is also children friendly. Food is good with fresh local ingredients, though the cooking is slightly on the conservative side.

  10. Shirley H.
    Shirley H.
    • one review

    We loved our evening spent here in the beautiful dining room. The staff were welcoming, attentive, informative, professional and friendly. The food was very tasty and beautifully presented. The chef’s “food gifts” both before and after our meal were delightful and much appreciated. Thank you to all the team both at the front and back of house. Your skill, pride and passion was evident.

  11. Paolo M.
    Paolo M.
    • 2 reviews

    Sunday lunch, Had Bollito Misto with the typical 7 meat cuts accompanied by different sauces and 3 side dishes. Generous portions. Scenic restaurant with wonderful ceiling frescoes.

  12. Sarah C.
    Sarah C.
    • one review

    Lovely food and super service

  13. Anca E.
    Anca E.
    • one review


  14. Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    • one review

    An excellent choice for ou r 20th anniversary meal. We were made to feel special from the moment we arrived. The 5 course local cuisine tasting menu was superb and the sommeliers wine choice excellent. Expensive but worth every penny.

  15. Andrea M.
    Andrea M.
    • one review

    Nice place

  16. PO WAH L.
    PO WAH L.
    • one review


  17. Jerry B.
    Jerry B.
    • 2 reviews

    Very attentive and friendly service Great food, great choice of wines, fabulous decor and even a section of old Roman road downstairs Highly recommended

  18. Bob J.
    Bob J.
    • one review

    The service was impeccable. The food was cooked to perfection. My wife’s dish was more spicy than expected so we switched plates and it worked out just fine.

  19. Ortwin S.
    Ortwin S.
    • 2 reviews

    Atmosphere is classic but OK, Service is Very good, friendly and attentive . Wine cart is nice at reasonable pricesKitchen is a little disappointing , The poached egg is top, but most of the other dishes miss ‘that little bit more’ If you want to be top , you first need to be top in what you serve.

  20. Barbara H.
    Barbara H.
    • 3 reviews

    Beautiful surroundings and an interesting menu. We went for the Emilia set meal which was good in parts (the starter and dessert particularly). The mains of pasta and veal were rather ordinary considering the price. Wine generally good - go for the local wines like the Sangiovese.

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Opening time

Pranzo: dal lunedi alla domenica dalle 12:30 alle 14:30

Cena: dal lunedi alla domenica dalle 19:30 alle 22:30

NOVITA' ESTATE 2020: Le Terrazze offre il menù à la carte del Ristorante all'aperto, sotto le stelle di Bologna.

How to get to the restaurant

Via Manzoni, 2, 40121, Bologna, Italy

Public transport

Autobus 11 27


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