Va Mo Lá

Via delle Moline, 3 I-40126 Bologna Italy Map
Average price €35.00
9,1 /10
795 reviews
1731 reviews
Il nome scelto per questo ristorante di via delle Moline, è un’espressione tipica bolognese. Una volta c’era qui una famosa libreria dove spesso si sostava oltre l’acquisto per discussioni e scambi di opinioni sulle letture. Giovanni, che ha rilevato tre anni fa questi spazi, ha voluto mantenere con quel passato colto un legame forte, la definisce una librosteria. Ha continuato ad ospitare molti volumi alle pareti e restaurandolo con le sue mani, ha ricreato un’atmosfera di casa, accogliente, un luogo che ora celebra la buona cucina bolognese e la sua cultura.

Vera rarità, solo cuochi “autoctoni”, le ricette sono quelle della nonna, delle famiglie, ritrovate e riproposte come il Balanzone, sfoglia verde ripiena di ricotta e mortadella o il dolce al mascarpone. Vini selezionati dal territorio.

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.

INSIDER tip

Cibo per il corpo, bicchieri per lo spirito e libri per l’anima è il motto di questo locale che invita alla sosta prolungata, un luogo gestito con il cuore il senso dell’ospitalità tipici di Bologna.

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Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€35.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • €2.50
    Bottle of mineral water
  • €4.00
    Glass of wine
  • €14.00
    Bottle of wine
  • €80.00
    Bottle of champagne
  • €1.50
    Coffee
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Va Mo Lá

How to get there?

  • Public transports
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Opening time

Pranzo: dal lunedi al sabato dalle 12:00 alle 14:30; la domenica dalle 12:00 alle 15:00
Cena: dal lunedi alla domenica dalle 19:00 alle 23:00

Services

Excellent
9,1 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
    363
  • 9
    192
  • 8
    153
  • 7
    48
  • < 7
    39
Food
9
Service
9,1
Setting
9,3
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
123/795 reviews
Nancy N.
(1 review)
Average Rating
5 /10
Food
4
Service
6
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 5 Oct 2019
Pretty touristy even though a local recommended it (appears to seat tourists in the front and locals in the back); server was friendly but food was just average.
Georja M.
(1 review)
Average Rating
6 /10
Food
6
Service
6
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 29 Sep 2019
Very touristy. Stale bread. Poor service with only one wait person. She did good for covering entire restaurant. Lasagna Bolognese was tasty but cooked until mushy.
Gennadii B.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 28 Sep 2019
Nice atmospheric place with traditional local dishes and vines. Waitress was very supportive and guided us through menu. We reserved at busy Saturday, so the wait time between starters and main dish was a bit longer then expected, but waitress managed it perfectly. Tiramisu was delicious!
James H.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
6,5 /10
Food
6
Service
6
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 27 Sep 2019
Our first visit to Va Mo La was outstanding. Our menu choices on the second visit were disappointing--very bland and flavorless. Staff was not particularly interested in finding out what we didn't like.
Pamela B.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 16 Sep 2019
Wonderful restaurant! The food was delicious, the service excellent, and the atmosphere warm and welcoming. We all enjoyed our meal and would definitely return.
Shenaz M.
(1 review)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 13 Sep 2019
Nice location and setting with a small menu choice. One of our diners required gluten free options and there were a few options available.
David H.
Conqueror
(7 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 18 Aug 2019
The restaurant seemed dark on entering and that caused concern about service and food. But we were not disappointed. The rustic food was excellent and the service very good indeed. The meat stuffed courgettes were particularly notable. Wine list was short but very good.
Domenico B.
Foodie
(11 reviews)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 15 Aug 2019
Quite an expensive place, but the quality of the dishes is up to par. Balanzoni were delicious, and the rabbit was also finely prepared. Overall positive experience for a slightly higher price than you would find in normal "good" restaurants, but worth the Insider denomination.
Mr. J.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
6 /10
Food
6
Service
6
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 5 Aug 2019
A large restaurant in a trendy part of Bologna in what looks like a converted garage. Divided into two parts, a room at the front gives onto the street, with a larger room at the rear; We were sat in the front and on an august evening found it too hot, so I would advise asking for a table in the rear in summer. The staff spoke good English and the menu is classic, although compared to there places we ate during our stay, the portions are just huge. I skipped the 'antipasti' (luckily) and ordered a sausage pasta as a 'primi piatti' and rabbit stew as the main course. I have a healthy appetite, but one of either would have been enough for me. Although the food was of reasonable quality, I had to leave half of each and forgo desert altogether. When the waiter came for the plates he as good as admitted the portions were too big. It was like I'd ordered two main courses! I almost felt we should have been warned, as it rather spoiled what would otherwise have been a decent meal in fashionable surroundings…
Marta S.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 2 Aug 2019
Everything went well, from the professional and friendly waiters to the excellent food. I will certainly return!
Daiva M.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 20 Jul 2019
A very nice cosy authentic place.
Food is superb at a great affordable prices. Wr only ordered first, which was pasta dishes and didn’t get to the mains cause the sizes were big enough. We are staying in Bologna for a week might go back again or definitely will go back when we return! A must try place with nice and friendly service. I chose it by reading comments and decided that I must add one as it is totally worth it. Enjoy.
Irene X.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 14 Jul 2019
The atmosphere is fabulus. I love the book collections there. The recommendation of wine is just great! The owner of this restaurant is very confident about their dishes, and when he find me do not like the meat balls, he suggests change beef steak for me. But I am too full to have any more. Surprisingly, we are not billed from the meat balls and get a wine from him as a gift. Highly recommended and definitely will go there again.
Michael M.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
6
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 23 Jun 2019
The occasion was better than the food itself which was average.
Margot C.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 18 Jun 2019
A great find in Bologna-I found it on the internet. Very helpful and attentive staff. Very good food and lovely atmosphere.
Aimee Q.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Jun 2019
We had a really lovely dinner at Va Mo La! In particular, the service from all the staff was so warm and friendly, and they were so kind to accommodate our lack of Italian. Stand out dish was the balanzone pasta! We had two pastas, a meat dish (meatballs with peas), 2 desserts, 1/2 bottle of wine, which came to just over 60 euros. Would definitely recommend!
Jake S.
Conqueror
(6 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 27 May 2019
Lovely setting, great service, food good, if not quite great. Pudding was lovely though. Would recommend.
David G.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 19 May 2019
Unusual (in a positive way) interior, the music from 60-70th... ambiance... excellent hospitality, delicious food... it was Sunday evening... empty streets, and all tables full inside.
Arup B.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 11 May 2019
Lovely restaurant, good food and exceptional service.
Barbara T.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 6 May 2019
Enjoyed this restaurant a lot. Good atmosphere, friendly staff, enjoyable food.
Petri B.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 5 May 2019
Really good and tasty food with kind and quick service. Thank you!
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