Collected by Shelly Morgan
Via Clavature, 17/C, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy
What makes a meal great? I like to think it is a combination of atmosphere, company and, of course, the food. Starving for carbs to keep me going for the day full of museum and church hopping. We stopped at an unassuming little restaurant with...
Via Zamboni, 6, 40126 Bologna BO, Italy
Being a university town, Bologna has a lot of great (affordable) cafes. It's also the gastronomic capital of Italy, so the odds are in your favor that you'll eat well. At Caffe Zamboni, you can indulge in a rich European-style hot chocolate or...
Via delle Belle Arti, 17/A, 40126 Bologna BO, Italy
Bologna is well known for its culinary expertise, and one of the best restaurants in town to taste authentic Bolognese cuisine is at the Trattoria Anna Maria. This little restaurant serves only the best food from the Emilia-Romagna region of...
Via degli Orefici, 19, 40126 Bologna BO, Italy
A Restaurant, a Bistro and a Coffeeshop integrated into a bookshop, integrated into an old church - its as interesting as it sounds! The "Motherhouse" still is in Torino, some brothers and sisters are in Italy and Japan, the youngest in New York....
Via di San Luca, 36, 40135 Bologna BO, Italy
The Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca has a commanding presence in the landscape overlooking Bologna. We arrived knowing that it was connected to town by a 2.5 mile portico some say can be seen from space. We dropped our bags at the hotel,...
Via Rialto, 13, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy
Unless you live in the neighbour- hood, this place has to be recommended, otherwise you wont find it. And you would never expect to find behind this modest door in this side street one of the best restaurants in town. Its traditional bolognese...
Piazza Minghetti, 2 b/c, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy
The newly renovated Piazza Minghetti provides a nice setting, you look at the main post buiding, a palazzo build in the 15th century. For a change its not narrow and crowded, you are surrounded by lots of space and usually you will have a nice,...
Via Santo Stefano, 6/A, 40125 Bologna BO, Italy
The name is program: polpetta means meatball in Italian, Bolpetta - Bologna meatballs - and that's what you find on the menu: meatballs in all different variations, even with fish and vegetarian. The place is new, modern and popular, located on...
Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy
The Italian word ciao has crossed borders and is a popular greeting all over the world, so "why shouldnt I use it in Italy?", (even Rick Stevens is using it) you could argue. Youre right, ciao is heard all over Italy, but its used by Italians to...
Via Ugo Bassi, 12/R, 40123 Bologna BO, Italy
Gamberini is a "must to do", doesnt matter if you go for Cappucino or for Aperitivo. Its one of the most traditional places in town, wood casing, mirrors and candelabra, the staff is very professional and outstanding friendly, a wide selection of...
Via Giacomo Leopardi, 4, 40100 Bologna BO, Italy
This is the new location of the Osteria senza nome (Cesare Marretti), a new modern setting, but the same concept: you choose between three kind of surprise menus a) meat, b) fish or c) vegetarian. Each dish costs 8 euro (incl. coperto), they keep...
Via Caprarie, 7, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy
The Atti boys have been making cakes, pies and even pasta for the people of Bologna since 1880, and they're still going strong. If you're just passing by, get yourself into the store and pick up something delicious to munch on.
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