Eating in Bologna is an unparalleled culinary experience. The city is famous throughout Italy for its typical cuisine, from lasagna to tortellini in broth, to ragout to cured meats. The capital of Emilia is a city that can be enjoyed with all the senses and also and above all with the palate.
The Gardi Luxury Apartments is our luxury bed and breakfast located in the historic centre very close to many famous restaurants and trattorias. We recommend 5 places that have also been awarded and included in the famous guide of Gambero Rosso, restaurants and trattorias where you eat the typical Bolognese Doc cuisine.
The Bolognese culinary tradition is all to be discovered. We recommend 5 places very close to the Gardi Luxury Apartments, our luxury apartments in B&B formula, where you can taste the real Bolognese cuisine. You can reach these restaurants and taverns on foot, enjoying a few minutes walk through the central streets of the city.
Remember, however, that if you do not want to always eat out and want to enjoy a private meal comfortably surrounded by the luxury of our furnishings, each of our apartments at Gardi Luxury Apartments has a private kitchen equipped with all the tools and appliances.
As promised, however, let’s return to the 5 restaurants, trattorias and delicatessen where to go eat in Bologna in the historic centre.
This restaurant is renowned for its attention to the choice of raw materials, the strong culinary tradition and some interesting new interpretations. The first courses are unmissable, especially the tortellini in broth and tagliatelle with ragout, considered among the best in the city, but also second courses are extremely nice. You should definitely try the Bolognese cutlet and for dessert, the excellent rice cake. Everything must be accompanies with local wines and some craft beers.
This tavern is one of the best places to eat in Bologna, run with passion by chef Daniele Minarelli, who promotes the most authentic tradition through the search for exceptional ingredients and the recovery of ancient recipes. It starts with cutters of first-quality cured meats and cheeses, then goes on with the first courses such as tortellini, fettuccine with ragout and tagliatelle with culatello and shallots. Do not miss the cutlet and the rice cake, prepared following the instructions of his mother. Interesting proposals of Emilian wines and a selection of Romagna wines complete the offer of this food and wine experience.
The menu of this restaurant is constantly changing and focuses on traditional dishes that never go out of style. If you are lucky and pass by here at the right time, then you cannot miss the balanzoni, a pasta format inspired by the famous carnival mask made with green spinach puff pastry stuffed with all the ingredients available. And then there are soups, the robust and tasty first courses and also some fish specialties such as octopus in guazzetto.
This very popular restaurant is located in the centre, not far from the Two Towers, and is the ideal place to enjoy meat dishes, fresh homemade pasta and even vegetarian or gluten-free recipes. One of the Bolognese dishes par excellence to try are passatelli in broth, but there are also tagliatelle with mushrooms or ragout and the inevitable tortellini dish in broth. A place that meets every need and meets every expectation to eat in Bologna very close to our Gardi Luxury Apartments.
The cured meats chopping board is one of the most famous and appreciated dishes of Bologna. With its rich selection of local cheeses and cured meats, it is definitely an unmissable culinary experience. There are several places to enjoy the best chopping boards both in the historic centre and outside the city. We recommend one a few minutes walk from our Gardi Luxury Apartments.
The Salumeria Simoni is one of the historic delicatessens of Bologna, located in Via Drapperie, in the heart of the Quadrangle, and in 2015 their restaurant hall was inaugurated. Here, you can taste about 40 types of cured meats and over 100 cheeses and all the bread served is of own production, including the "pane Crescente", a traditional Bolognese bread with the stuffed dough of bacon and ham.
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