Maxi Lopez was not available, so Belotti was partnered in attack by Josef Martinez, whilst Joel Obi retained his place in midfield.
It was Martinez who had Toro's first chance of the game, but his low shot from outside the area was well saved by Antonio Mirante.
Chances were few and far between in the Bologna sun, but mid-way through the second half, former Juve man Emanuele Giaccherini saw his shot hit the base of the post and roll clear of danger.
In injury time, Josef Martinez came close to scoring his long-awaited first goal of the season, but the Venezuelan's shot went wide of the far post.
However, the drama was still to come as in the third minute of injury time, Andrea Belotti was tripped in the area by Luca Rossettini and the referee awarded a penalty.
Belotti stepped up to take the penalty himself, and he sent Mirante the wrong way to give Toro all three points.