A company without values is like a ship without a helm. Values are always seen and lived like a prerogative of the individual, but a company, under the right guidance, behaves just like an ‘individual’, so it really does make sense to talk about COMPANY VALUES. We really like them: they speak for us!

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Culinary Delights


Our menu offers traditional Italian specialities with a with an emphasis on  local cuisine. We make our own bread and pasta, the same goes for all our desserts. Some of our recipes are trademarked, as a symbol of great commitment and respect for tradition without forgetting our desire for innovation.


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Emoticon Chef GessettoOur products are an expression of our passion. The bread you find on your table is always freshly baked that very morning. Every two days, we make our egg pasta by hand, still using the traditional recipe of 10 barn eggs per 1kg of untreated flour. Desserts are treats for the spirit and we do our utmost best to lift even the heaviest with our delicious homemade delights! Oil and wine are also of great importance to us, as you can see from our careful selection found in the dedicated section.



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We have teamed up with outstanding companies in order to offer you oil and wine of excellence.
OIL: with Frantoio Antonacci to give you a choice of three levels of “fragrance intensity”: intensely fruity; medium fruity; lightly fruity.
WINE: with the certified Italian winery La Casetta, a triptych of wine: white, red and sparkling.


Who we are


In the world of catering since the age of 18, Danilo has gained a vast range of experience, from a barman in 5-star hotels to floor manager in numerous partnerships, including Michelin-star chef Leoni. An Italian cuisine enthusiast who absolutely loves his restaurant and foreign languages.       

Gaetano LanzaGaetano

An entrepreneur in the catering industry since 1998. At just 22, Gaetano opened his first tavern. Expert in effective communication skills and “Food Thinking”, he is frequently involved in training courses. Open minded and approachable, he loves pizza and genuine smiles.


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An Italian restaurant with a real passion for detail who puts customers at centre place before getting down to the important topic of food. An intimate, cosy space perfect to spend time tasting exceptional Italian specialities, with an emphasis on our regional Emilano Romagnola cusine.

We are in the heart of the city, in a charming little piazza (Piazza San Martino) which embraces our outdoor dining terrace during the summer months in a truly romantic and vibrant setting.

We are a “young” (maybe I’m exaggerating there slightly) and experienced team and we have worked side by side for years… we love our work and we always strive to do our utmost best!


“Honest food at Honest prices”.

What our costumers say about us


Trademarked dishes ®! TOP!
“We went for lunch, excellent service, very polite and friendly! Speaking about the food, I ordered the tagliatelle gessetto, absolutely delicious! Explosive rich flavours! We also tried the tortino or flan di verdure (I don’t remember the name exactly, sorry) and it was amazing, with strong, bold flavours… but at the same time it was very light. Honest prices. 100% highly recommended!”

Trip Advisor June 2019 – Jack_Okyn – Italy


A pleasant surprise!
“The owners are very nice and helpful, always present and attentive to our every need. The restaurant offers high quality refined dishes, carefully prepared, also esthetically speaking. We had an excellent dinner, finishing with the delicious licorice sweets in the shape of chalk. Reasonable prices. We’ll definitely go back.”

Trip Advisor June 2019 – FDRuggeri – Italy


Sophisticated, genuine and generous!
“A range of authentic dishes selected from the best Italian regional specialities… at Gessetto the offer is thought out with taste, elegance and creativity, excellent ingredients, and although the presentation is “fancy”, the portions are generous! Exceptional choice of wine, desserts are proof of a true chef, super atmosphere, perfect location, honest prices and impeccable service: try it to believe it!!!”

Trip Advisor May 2019 – Veronica M – Italy


Excellent and cheap
“I have eaten two dinners in this restaurant and I appreciated everything down to the last detail. Professional, helpful and really nice staff, lovely location and their cuisine is well worth a try. We tasted various dishes from appetizers to the desserts, nicely presented and impeccably prepared. Loved the idea of offering water free of charge. Good selection of wines. But the real cherry on the top are the prices, really cheap. It’s my number 1 in Bologna.”

Trip Advisor May 2019 – Hayabusa1600 – Italy



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