Tortellini, ramen, moussaka, lasagne.
Do you find the intruder?
There's no one there, they're all great food you can find in Bologna. Some my grandfather ate, others my grandson will eat.
This is my list of the best international food (don't call it ethnic, please) restaurants in Bologna.
And no, you won't find any all-you-can-eat here.
Shake together a pure Japanese cuisine with a sprinkle of hot Sicilian flavour.
The rice meets the Mazara red shrimps.
The scallops fall in love with almonds.
The chirashi dates capers and extra virgin olive oil.
A tiny Tokyo-style place with a couple of tables, perfect to eat fast or take away.
Japanese translation: minchia buonissimo!!!
Via Giuseppe Massarenti, 54, 40138 Bologna BO
Tel. +39 370 343 5579
Refined and elegant, like silk.
That's Seta Sushi Lab, in the magnificent Corte Isolani, near Piazza Santo Stefano.
Like the name suggests you go there for 1 reason: sushi.
Toro tuna sashimi if you're lucky, black codfish with miso sauce.
Just sit at the counter and follow the lead of Chef Glen Cueto.
Prices reflect the quality and place, so don't expect to spend less than 30/40€.
Nikka whiskey to close a special night.
Corte Isolani, 2, 40125 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 003 9367
Sentaku Ramen Bar
But don't think about sushi for a while.
Sentaku is the place of ramen.
Go for the Kinoko Paitan with fried tofu and mushrooms if you like it veggie.
Fans of Joy Division? Try the New Wave Shio with chicken chashu (I had to google that), fried leek and yuzu.
You didn't join our Bologna food tour and you're so hungry? Get some extra gyoza to fill the space.
If you'd like to taste how a broth can live without tortellini, this is where to go.
Via delle Lame, 47/c, 40122 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 498 2544
The last Japanese place, probably the most authentic one in Bologna.
Two ladies in the kitchen with Washoku philosophy in their mind: seasonal ingredients, small portions, rice always, a soup to warm your soul.
Don't think to eat there without reservation.
The view is to San Luca and not to Mount Fuji, but if you've been to Japan you'll find Yuzuya familiar.
Via Nicolò Dall'Arca, 1/i-l, 40129 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 041 5021
The story of Jan and his Kabulagna would deserve much more than a few lines in a list post.
The best I can do is telling you how great his food is, and it will be him to talk about it.
So take a bus and stop for Qabuli, a large part of rice with lamb, raisins, carrots and spices. You could eat just with that, but Mantu ravioli is delicious, as the aubergine sauce with tahini.
You can end with the sweetness of firni, a milk pudding with rose water and saffron or...wait...Is that tortellini on the menu?
Via Aurelio Saffi, 81/c, 40131 Bologna
Tel. +39 327 360 5518
Baba Turkish Restorant & Kafe
When I first read that a Turkish restaurant opened in Bologna, my heart skipped a beat.
Yeah, we have hundreds of Kebab places that stuff a cheap bread with meat, fries and ketchup, but if you've been to Istanbul, you know.
Baba is a new opening, in the same street as Sicilyn and other international food places.
Sit and enjoy kofte meatballs, lamb skewers, Turkish cheese and olives with bulgur. Ayran to drink and baklava to finish.
Look at the towers now, Galata is not that far from them, isn't it?
Via Giuseppe Massarenti, 10b, 40138 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 095 4891
The name speaks for itself.
Pane Georgiano, Georgian bread.
Shorena and Kakhaber opened the first and only Georgian restaurant in Bologna with a clear idea. Bring authentic flavours from home to Bologna.
They asked a Georgian blacksmith to build their own oven and even the water comes from their land.
You have to order khachapuri, the famous boat-shaped pizza served with egg yolk and butter. But don't tell your doctor.
You can't eat in a Georgian restaurant without trying the wine. The grapes are macerated with their skins in the terracotta amphorae and then buried.
Via Sebastiano Serlio, 32 A/B, 40128 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 468 4366
When you go eat at your parents' you don't browse the menu and then order.
They know your taste, they've fed you for all their lives.
At Pars, the same.
Sohyla, Farshid and Raha from Shiraz, the pearl of Iran, are your host.
You sit, relax, and in a while, you won't find space on the table to put your phone. Several kinds of saffron rice with mutton skewers, lamb filet, chicken nibbles. Then dolmeh, lentils soup, smoked aubergine.
I've never felt so welcomed in a restaurant as here.
Via Pietro Lianori, 16 A, 40128 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 498 2302
Bologna and Greece are less far than what you can expect. Nah, it's not just Ryanair.
There's a large Greek community in Bologna and this translates into many restaurants.
Delogo, from Crete, is my favourite.
Start with fried meatballs, baked feta with tomatoes, dolmadakia and fava beans pureè.
Forget the fish and go straight to the meat dishes.
Pork souvlaki, beef kebap, or lamb stew with artichokes (in season) and ouzo sauce.
Or moussaka, if your blood tests are better than mine.
Go easy with ouzo and raki, you could end up dancing sirtaki in Piazza Maggiore.
Via Zaccherini Alvisi, 19/d, 40138 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 245734
Another place where I've left my heart.
Another place more authentic than the many serving "Bolognese" in the Quadrilatero food market.
Jamil was his soul.
He arrived in Bologna in the 1990s with a pharmacy degree.
But falafel and shawarma were the medicines that made happy students and locals in Via Centotrecento.
Jamil left us in September 2021.
His son Omar with Lorenzo Costa of Oltre will keep alive this landmark of Bologna gastronomy.
Time will tell if falafel will be the same.
But I'm sure the spirit of the place and the wifi password won't change (FINDOBICCANDE, literally fake spicy with some typos).
Via Centotrecento, 24, 40126 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 244173
You've climbed Asinelli tower.
You've visited the 7 churches of Santo Stefano.
You've looked through the window of Via Piella.
Yet you can't say you've been to Bologna if you haven't tried Babilonia.
Via del Pratello, late night.
After a few beers in Piazza San Francesco and a couple of amari, there's that little hole in your stomach.
When the ancient wonder of Babylon opens its doors you'll get your reward.
A pita stuffed with gyros to eat under the portico.
Heaven has never been so close.
Greek/Persian street food
Via del Pratello, 17 A/B, 40124 Bologna
Tel. +39 346 731 7116
Who said that romantic dinner in Bologna has to be traditional?
Moghul is a cosy cave between the small streets of the former Jewish ghetto, near the 2 towers.
It's one of the first Indian restaurants in Bologna, and for me, the best one.
Start with fried pakora or pappadum snack.
Then jump between Biryani, Tandoori and Mughlai specialities.
How to choose?
Easy, order many and share.
With the chicken dishes you can't pick wrong, but don't forget the mutton stew.
Get the bread with cheese but leave the garlic one, your partner will appreciate it.
Via dell'Inferno, 16, 40126 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 232911
My top 10 pizza in Bologna (UPDATE 2021)
Soft, thick and small. Or large, thin and crunchy? Even in Bologna there are hundreds of different ideas about pizza. I love it as much that I've even created a food tour in Bologna about it.Here's the list of my best pizza restaurants in Bologna, always updated.
Which is and where you can find the real street food of Bologna
Let's say it loud and clear: Bologna is not a city of street food. We prefer to eat slowly and with our legs under the table.But how great would it be to walk around the 2 towers with a cone of fried custard in your hands?Check out this list of the most popular street food of Bologna and where to eat them well made.
When Anthony Bourdain was in Bologna
He hated brunch and loved Negroni.He visited 120 countries and ate in the best and worst places on the planet.He was a TV star, but he always said his truth about food.Anthony Bourdain visited Bologna and Emilia Romagna in 2012 for his show No Reservations.He won't come again but he left us a great document about the food of our land.Let's track down the places he visited.
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Rick's final stop in Bologna was to Ciaccos Restaurant with Ricardo Cattalani where he tried gurnard with passatelli, a pasta formed of breadcrumbs, eggs and grated Parmesan. The episode ended with Rick showing us how to make panna cotta with pistachios.
Bologna is known for the meaty and hearty Bolognese sauce, known locally as ragú. The dish originated in France from sauces using meat broth but leaving out the actual meat with the pasta. By the 18th century, documents show the first meat-based sauce served over pasta in Imola, a town near Bologna.
Wunderbar Bologna claims to be the greatest thing since sliced bread. They use high-quality cuts of beef and a proprietary spice blend to produce their German-style bologna, which offers you a slightly sweet flavor that you like. Since 1972, they've been selling bologna in supermarkets across the country.
- Osteria del Sole. ...
- Caffé Terzi. ...
- Trattoria Amedeo. ...
- Cantina Bentivoglio Café ...
- Quadrilatero. ...
- Osteria dell'Orsa. ...
- Ragù ...
- Mercato delle Erbe.
The top 10 bologna loving states are as follows:
- Rhode Island.
- West Virginia.
- North Dakota.
The red ring is a fibrous type of casing. It's a combination of cellulose and paper, coated with glycerine. We don't recommend eating the red ring, or feeding it to your dog, or other pets.
Torta di riso (or Torta degli addobbi)
Like many regional desserts, torta di riso has an ancient origin. In Bologna, where it is called torta degli addobbi, it was already being made in the 1400s on Corpus Christi, when the streets were embellished with colored drapes.
Bologna, like other processed meats, may be classified as one of the least healthy foods in the Western diet. It has been estimated that 800,000 lives could be saved each year if bologna and other processed meats were eliminated from the diet.
Montenegro is a popular Italian liqueur and a type of amaro that has been produced in Bologna since 1885. It is made with 40 botanicals sourced from four continents, and it remains one of the most popular and best-selling amari in Italy.
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Finding good-quality bologna can take a little looking. In a supermarket, try the deli case instead of the lunchmeat case. Expect that higher-quality bologna will have a higher price, usually ranging from $6 to $8 a pound, compared to lunchmeat bologna that costs $3 a pound or less.
Deli Meats Higher in Fat Content
Bologna: One slice (28 grams) contains 3.5 grams of saturated fat and 90 calories. Ham: One slice (28 grams) contains 0.5 grams of saturated fat and 40 calories.
Spending one day in Bologna can be an excellent idea for those looking to get a bit off the beaten path in Italy. As the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, planning a Bologna itinerary is never a bad idea, especially for travellers who are interested in seeing a city away from the typical Venice-Florence-Rome route.
During his food tour of Emilia Romagna, Stanley makes a short stop in Bologna. He wanders around Quadrilatero food market and meets Mattia Sartori, the leader of the Sardines Movement. Together they buy mortadella and spend their pic-nic at Osteria del Sole.
Get Ready for a Late Dinner
While restaurants generally open around 7-8pm, peak dining hour in Bologna is 9pm (note this is a bit later than in the US). Try to make a reservation around that time if you are hoping to be there during the most lively atmosphere.
1. Pork. Pork, the meat from hogs, or domestic swine, is the most consumed animal in the world at 36% (Source: UN-FAO). Pork is commonly thought of as white meat, but it is actually classified as red meat by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world (36%) followed by poultry (33%), beef (24%), and goats/sheep (5%).
In fact, chicken makes up 43% of all meat consumed in the U.S. According to the USDA, “Chicken began its upward climb in the 1940s, overtaking pork in 1996 as the second most consumed meat.” Since 1996, chicken has been a favorite of both consumers and chefs alike.
It's actually just a vegetable-based dye, commonly made from color-rich roots or berries, and fully edible. So, the next time you find a green or blue speck on your farm-fresh meat, don't toss it out. You're just seeing the evidence that the meat was inspected, and passed.
Logically enough, the gelatinous stuff is gelatin. The reason it is like gelatin is because it is gelatin. Deli meats are often essentially sausages made from cuts of meat which are not typically eaten on their own. And many of those cuts include bits of cartilage and other tissues which aren't pure muscle and fat.
This is because meat contains iron, fat, and other compounds. When light shines on a slice of meat, it splits into colors like a rainbow. There are various pigments in meat compounds that can give it an iridescent or greenish cast when exposed to heat and processing.
Bologna is world-famous for its cuisine. It's where the famous tagliatelle al ragu (Spaghetti bolognese), 'Bologney' (Bologna sausage), Parmigiano reggiano, parma ham and Balsamico Modena comes from. So, tasting some of the traditional Italian food is simply a must when you're in town. What is this?
Tagliatelle alla Bolognese on the other hand, are a widely recognized and beloved dish that you should not miss in Bologna. Tagliatelle is a long, flat silky-smooth egg pasta often served with a thick meat sauce.
Probably the most famous of all Italian desserts, Tiramisù is a powerful layering of coffee-soaked savoiardi (sponge finger biscuits) and a rich cream made with mascarpone cheese, eggs and sugar, sometimes spiced up with a drop of liqueur.
A new study finds that processed products such as bologna and hot dogs can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes by almost half, and that by getting your protein from other rich sources such as nuts, whole grains and dairy low in fat, it will actually have the reverse effect.
Meat: The main ingredient in bologna is ground meat, which could be any combination of pork, beef, chicken and turkey or only one of those meats. You can even find bologna made of venison or other game meat.
Choose the leanest cut of deli meat possible such as turkey, chicken breast, lean ham or roast beef. These type of deli meat have the highest nutritional value compared to others.
The short answer is yes. Drinking water from the tap in Italy is considered safe.
Bologna food is unique among Italian regional foods. They're known for stuffed pastas among other things, like this giant tortellini known as tortellacci (below).
Oscar Mayer Bologna is made with quality meat and no fillers so you can enjoy the taste you want with nothing you don't!
Mortadella (Italian pronunciation: [mortaˈdɛlla]) is a large Italian sausage or luncheon meat (salume [saˈluːme]) made of finely hashed or ground heat-cured pork, which incorporates at least 15% small cubes of pork fat (principally the hard fat from the neck of the pig).
Is there a huge nutritional difference between each? Bologna is basically cooked sausage made of cured beef, pork or a mixture of the two with added spices, salt, chemicals and preservatives — avoid! Ultimately, there isn't much difference between any of these factory-farmed processed meats.
US Wellness Meats' Beef Bologna is a one pound roll of grass-fed beef packed with flavor. It is also free of nitrates, nitrites, MSG, additives, preservatives, soy, dairy and gluten. It is perfect for a healthy snack, light lunch, or road trip.
Yup, all the bologna in the package purchased is good-to-eat! Hi Debra, thank you for letting us know about your concerns. Our meats are smoked and fully cooked, then sliced and packaged. We use a cellulose casing to give shape to our links and cold cuts during the cooking and smoking process.
People with type 2 diabetes should limit or avoid high-fat cuts of meat, such as regular ground beef, bologna, hot dogs, sausage, bacon, and ribs, because like full-fat dairy, they're high in saturated fats, explains Kimberlain.
Much like hot dogs, bologna is commonly made of beef, pork, turkey or chicken that is finely ground and stuffed into a casing for cooking which is often later removed. The bologna is cooked or smoked and then either packaged whole or sliced.
Turkey Sandwich comes in at #1 for the most healthy. Turkey contains less fat than most other meats and is rich in protein and potassium, needed for strong muscles.
Peanut butter is loaded with so many good, health-promoting nutrients, including vitamin E, magnesium, iron, selenium and vitamin B6. Research shows that people who regularly eat nuts and nut butter, including peanut butter, are less likely to develop heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Fortunately, Bologna's a pretty compact and easily walkable city, so we recommend taking a day to meander along the pretty, colourful streets and historic porticoes.
Even though Bologna is Italy's 7th-largest city, the historic city center isn't all that large. You can walk from one end to the other in less than 45 minutes. Meaning that in 3 days you can really see (and eat!) all the best things in Bologna without feeling too rushed.
Parma also offers a number of luxury hotels, such as the Grand De la Ville, which is located in the center of the city. If you are looking for a more budget-friendly option, then Bologna is the best city to choose.
Unfortunately Bourdain's restaurant, El Bulli, is closing down for good July 31st. Bourdain made it clear that this restaurant featured the best food he will ever have in his life, which is saying something coming from a chef and fellow world culinary traveler.
That night — our last as a group in Florence — we ate at Cibreo, one of the most hallowed restaurants in the city. On our way to our table, one of the managers asked if we had heard about Bourdain. The twist that had been around my stomach all day tightened and two of us nodded.
- Roma Sparita. Piazza di Santa Cecilia, 24. ...
- Roscioli Salumeria con Cucina. Via dei Giubbonari, 21/22. ...
- Trattoria Il Timoniere Roma. Via Francesco Orazio da Pennabilli, 5. ...
- Ristorante Filippo La Mantia at Hotel Majestic. ...
- Trattoria A Casa Di Rita.
11:00pm – Midnight.
Italians eat predominantly sweet things for breakfast. This can be quite a shock if you are used to having toast, eggs, and bacon first thing in the morning. Instead, the traditional breakfast in Italy relies almost exclusively on baked goods like biscuits, cookies, pastries, rusks, and cakes.
The portico is an uninterrupted covered walkway that, in 3.8 km (3,796m to be precise), takes you from the plain to the hills, with a 215 meters elevation gain.
The Neptune represents the Pope
In 1563 Pio IV became Pope. To assert his power over Bologna and take back the reins of the city, he conceived a symbol. An imposing and severe God, with his left hand calming the waters beneath him, controls the rebel Bolognese people and brings water to the city.
Rick Stein in Bologna
The filming took place on a rainy week of March 2016.
On his adventures, Rick explores Bordeaux, Berlin, Reykjavik, Vienna, Bologna, Copenhagen, Cadiz, Lisbon, Thessaloniki and Palermo. During the series and accompanying Long Weekends book, Rick inspires in two ways; as a travel guide, to inspire you to go out and discover these wonderful places yourself but equally.
Each group climbing the tower is scheduled to take 45 minutes max. There is plenty of time for the climb up, admire the views at the top, and then down again. Definitely a fun thing to do.
SHARE. There is no other city in the world with more porticoes than Bologna: all together, and only taking into consideration the city centre, they are more than 42 km long, reaching 62 km if counting the ones outside the gates.
Bologna is particularly appreciated for its indoor pools, a precious shelter during the winter, but, as it is normal, it counts fewer open-air spots for swimming enthusiasts. The historic piscina Sterlino is a must-try for those not wishing to stray too far.
The incredible sunset view from the belvedere. The best viewpoint in Bologna is the terrace in front of the San Michele in Bosco church. This belvedere is located on the first hill south of Bologna, in front of the churchyard.
There is one thing in particular that makes us understand, already from the highway or the plane, that we are returning home. It's the main symbol of the city for the Bolognese, even more iconic and famous of the Two Towers and the Neptune: Santuario di San Luca.
We have a relaxed dining atmosphere, so welcome guests to wear whatever they feel comfortable in. Most opt for smart-casual.
Now Michael Caines has bought the harbourside restaurant where he will serve Cornish produce to both locals and tourists. We are delighted to have the opportunity to pick up where Rick and Jill Stein have left off, taking over this wonderful property in Porthleven.
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The TV chef owns four restaurants in Padstow – The Seafood Restaurant, which is now more than 40 years old, St Petroc's Bistro, Rick Stein's Café and Stein's Fish and Chips.
Rick Stein's Hotel
If you want to copy Rick's long weekend in Lisbon completely, stay at the Novotel Hotel.
Favorite place of Rick Stein in Palermo for panelle is the Friggitoria Dainotti at the market!
Rick Stein's Cornwall on BBC2 explores the food and drink heroes, art, culture and history from around the county with new Cornish inspired recipes for you to recreate at home.