Province of Bologna Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Province of Bologna

December 18, 2017 Enriqueta Cusson

Discover the best restaurant in Province of Bologna, Italy including San Domenico, Agriturismo Mulino degli Elfi, Osteria Callegherie, Il Cucco, Trattoria di Via Serra, Las Piadina, Ristorante Ensama Pesce, Agriturismo Fattoria Ca di Sole, Salumeria Simoni, L'Arcimboldo
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1. San Domenico

Via Gaspare Sacchi 1, 40026, Imola, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$573 - HK$1,829 +39 0542 29000
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 961 reviews

San Domenico

Reviewed By AlessandraMatilde67 - Bologna, Italy

Enjoy the highest level menu made with the best quality ingredients. My favorites: Noisettes crispy sweetbreads cream burned leeks, potato chips "vitellotte" and black truffle sauce; egg ravioli "San Domenico" with mountain butter, fresh parmesan and seasonal truffles, sirloin of veal cooked at low temperature with sunflower seeds cream and Brussels sprouts. A tasteful food experience.

2. Agriturismo Mulino degli Elfi

Via Alambra 18-20, 40035 Castiglione Dei Pepoli, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Italian Lunch, Dinner +39 0534 898149
Excellent
70%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 215 reviews

Agriturismo Mulino degli Elfi

Reviewed By Roberto R

I've been there only once but I cannot forget that day: that place is absolutely beautiful entirely surrounded by nature (and their own pets!!!)
We spent almost an hour walking around nearby the river, so lovely wait I'd say!
The food was quite simple but at the same time so tasty and delicious. Nothing to complain about it.
It really worth a visit, highly recommended specially in a sunny day.

3. Osteria Callegherie

Via Callegherie 13 | Imola centro, 40026, Imola, Italy Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner HK$337 - HK$534 +39 0542 33507
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 401 reviews

Osteria Callegherie

The restaurant is located in the historic center of Imola and is located across the street of the same name, which formerly housed the workshops of the tanner, from the Latin 'callegarius'. The modern furniture, sober and elegant, enriched by statues Florentine terracotta and illuminated by soft lighting creates a warm and welcoming environment, edited by Arch. Franco Rosignolo that has created a twin in New York. To welcome you, Leonardo and Luke, while Antonio and Marco serves creative dishes in the kitchen and processed. Interesting selection of wines and spirits.

Reviewed By Jimsnotes

We went here with another American couple--good friends--and we were thrilled when we sat down and the host asked where we were from, and upon learning Calif announced that he had lived in San Francisco back in the 80s...Leonardo was the perfect host, and we had a great meal. The chef had also lived in the US, and came out and chatted with us. We split all 3 of the pasta dishes, which were excellent, and had bites of eachother's main courses, and desserts, so I can safely say that all the food, and the wine recommended by Leonardo, were great.
The decor is very modern Italian, sleek, but still warm. They also have a sister restaurant called Vice Versa on 51st in NYC, so for those of you near there, go check it out!

4. Il Cucco

Via Nazionale 83, 40051 Altedo, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +39 051 660 1124
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 280 reviews

Il Cucco

Reviewed By Tweedsider09 - catterick

The restaurant uses organic produce from its own farm or from nearby. The food is more "home cooking" than restaurant in style, but still very good. All in all a thumbs-up.Grazie mille di avere evidenziato quello in cui ci impegnamo: accoglienza, familiarità e qualità. alessandra e angelo

5. Trattoria di Via Serra

Via Luigi Serra, 9/B, 40129 Bologna, Italy Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +39 051 631 2330
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Trattoria di Via Serra

Reviewed By mkg2805 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

We were told about this little jewel and came twice during 4 days in Bologna. Fun to get out of the touristy center and the food was fabulous. We particularly recommend the “tosone” (melted cheese), tortellini with pumpkin/ricotta, crescenti(little crisp flat bread) with funghi, but everything is terrific. Flavio, the owner, is so wonderful he’s worth a trip by himself! Highly recommend!

6. Las Piadina

Via Augusto Murri 20/D, 40137 Bologna, Italy Delivery, Takeout, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Fast Food, Street Food, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$47 - HK$94 +39 051 307233
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 283 reviews

Las Piadina

Reviewed By IndySevenSeas - Austin, Texas

This corner has a varitety of piadine & crescioni which are tyipical breads of this region. The menu is great and they can make any combination of meats and cheeses you select too. Seat there or take it to go. I did the to-go and my piadine -parmesan cheese & prosciutto crudo- was the size of a dinner plate. The take-away bag had a plate and napkins. I ate one half out-of-the oven and the second-half later. It was as delicious even cold.

7. Ristorante Ensama Pesce

Via Aristide Dondarini 4/c, 40010 Sala Bolognese, Italy Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$243 - HK$777 +39 051 828634
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 799 reviews

Ristorante Ensama Pesce

Reviewed By Debi W

Almost a year has past, but our little family's memory of dining at Ensama lives on strong! Chef Sabino and his talented team served us one of the finest meals we've ever had - ever - anywhere! Every course was unique and artfully presented, emphasizing the flavor of the fish or seafood and not other accoutrements. We never placed an order, but rather sat back and enjoyed every one of about 8 courses. Chef Sabino is not only talented and gracious, but his background and credentials are extremely impressive. The location of the restaurant seems off the beaten path, but likely within 15 minutes of most anywhere you are in the Bologna area. Go out of your way, make a special trip, or stay an extra night just to have dinner at Ensama!

8. Agriturismo Fattoria Ca di Sole

Via Ca' Dei Monti 33, 40048 San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$243 - HK$385 +39 331 751 5432
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 211 reviews

Agriturismo Fattoria Ca di Sole

Small and cozy restaurant in the wood house of the agriturismo with outdoor Terrace. Emilan and Tuscan cousine, with wild boar, venison, porcini mushrooms, truffles fresh from our Forests.

Reviewed By phillygooner - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mauro was so kind to open his restaurant to us on a day when it normally would be closed as my family and I stopped for Lunch on our way to Florence from Verona. Mauro and his family treated us as family during our brief...MoreThank you very mutch, it was a pleasure

9. Salumeria Simoni

Via Pescherie Vecchie 3B | Via Pescherie Vecchie, 3/B - Laboratorio, 40124 Bologna, Italy Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Delicatessen, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$39 - HK$157 +39 051 231843
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Salumeria Simoni

Reviewed By SoloTravellerLondon - Horsham, United Kingdom

Loved this little place. It’s a great way to sample local meats, cheese and produce with a warming glass of wine or two. We had a huge tasting plate that had very different meats and cheese than we had tasted before. The staff were very involved in letting us know where the items came from in the region, and are extremely friendly. Had to revisit twice we enjoyed it so much.

10. L'Arcimboldo

Via Galliera 34 | Emilia Romagna, 40121 Bologna, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$243 - HK$385 +39 051 248073
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

L'Arcimboldo

Tiny and cozy restaurant, placed in the city centre of Bologna, close to the main square, Piazza Maggiore and close to the train station and the most popular monuments. The restaurant suggests traditional cuisine modernized by new matches of flavours and textures. Small wine list focused on local wine with an attention for italian and international wines. A basement set up for event and art Exhibitions.

Reviewed By Julian P - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

My wife and I had dinner here and found it to be a bit of a mixed experience. The restaurant is relatively tucked away, quite small but pleasant enough. It takes its name from the Italian painter who specialised in constructing paintings using fruit and vegetables as the artwork. A copy of one of his paintings is inside the entrance. We were offered two tables and made the mistake of choosing one by the coat rack. Unfortunately, this means you are disturbed on a regular basis as customers come and go. Still, it was our choice so I can’t really blame the restaurant for that.
The starters were very promising and my wife had scallop with potato sauce which tasted wonderful. I had the snails and frogs legs. The snails in particular were some of the best I have tasted and I have eaten plenty in France that were not as good as this. For main course my wife had veal escalope and I had saddle of rabbit. The rabbit was very tender and tasted good. Unfortunately, the veal was way overcooked and very dry. We mentioned this when asked by the proprietor what we thought of the dishes.
Service is friendly and attentive and you will be sure of a warm welcome. It was just a pity that one of our dishes did not live up to the standard of the others. We paid €73 for the food and wine was €19 for a decent white. Worth a visit.

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