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Restaurants in Bologna

Dining in Bologna is a memorable experience, whether at famous Ristorante Pappagallo or in a tucked-away trattoria. It's the high-quality produce and inventive local cuisine that makes the food so special. So many classic Italian dishes come from Bologna, including tortellini and tagliatelle pasta as well as, of course, ragù alla bolognese (bolognese sauce). Restaurants cluster around Piazza Maggiore square and most open 12pm-3pm and 7pm-10.30pm, closing on Sunday. There's usually a small cover charge. Service is sometimes included in the bill.

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  1. 1. Ristorante Pappagallo - Top-end: (More than €50 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    In a medieval building near the Two Towers, Ristorante Pappagallo has been a local favourite for a special meal since 1919. The warmly lit, atmospheric room has arched ceilings, chandeliers and picture-lined walls. The cuisine is traditional but creative Bolognese. Try specialities like rabbit ravioli, squid and asparagus tagliatelle followed by saffron panna cotta with cherries.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Mon-Sat 12.30pm-2.30pm & 7.30pm-10.30pm

    Address

    3, Piazza della Mercanzia, Bologna 40125

    Telephone

    +39 051 232 807

    Transport

    Bus 14 to Piazza Porta Ravegnana

    Website

    Ristorante Pappagallo Website

  2. 2. Diana - Top-end: (More than €50 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    North of Piazza Maggiore square, Bologna's famous Diana restaurant was established in 1920. Roast or boiled meats served from the trolley are specialities, along with salt cod with polenta, truffle shavings over tortelloni and dessert of poached pears. A meal here is an elegant, formal experience, served by white-jacketed waiters at white linen-draped tables.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Tue-Sun 12pm-2.30pm & 7pm-10.30pm

    Address

    24, Via dell'Indipendenza, Bologna 182527

    Telephone

    +39 051 231 302

    Transport

    Bus 20 to Via dell'Indipendenza

    Website

    Diana Website

  3. 3. I Carracci - Top-end: (More than €50 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    I Carracci, Bologna. © Baglioni Hotels

    North of Piazza Maggiore square, I Carracci is Bologna's most elegant formal dining room, boasting a ceiling covered in 16th-century Carracci-school frescoes. Well-selected local and imported wines, seasonal produce and regional recipes are the specialities. Tear your eyes away from the frescoes to enjoy home-made tagliatelle, tortellini in broth, seafood flan or ice-cream waffles.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Daily 12.30pm-2.30pm & 7.30pm-10.30pm

    Address

    Grand Hotel Baglioni, 8, Via dell'Indipendenza, Bologna 40121

    Telephone

    +39 051 225 445

    Transport

    Bus 20 to Via dell'Indipendenza

    Website

    Grand Hotel baglioni Website

Mid-range

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  1. 4. Ristorante India - Mid-range: (€25-€50 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    North-west of Piazza Maggiore square, Ristorante India's latticed screens, traditional sculptures and wooden furnishings transport diners to the subcontinent in an instant. Perhaps start with shrimp pakora, followed by tandoori chicken, mutton tikka or lentil curry, then finish with a palate-cleaning pistachio kulfi.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Daily 12pm-2pm & 7.30pm-11pm

    Address

    14a, Via Nazario Sauro, Bologna 40121

    Telephone

    +39 051 271 095

    Transport

    Bus 30 to Via Ugo Bassi

    Website

    Ristorante India Website

  2. 5. Trattoria Caminetto d'Oro - Mid-range: (€25-€50 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    Trattoria Caminetto d'Oro, Bologna. Courtesy of Trattoria Caminetto d'Oro

    This family-run trattoria, north of Piazza Maggiore square, has a refreshingly modern atmosphere, friendly unfussy service and informal wooden booths. They're justifiably proud of their great wine cellar and the high quality of the regional, seasonal and organic produce they source. Trattoria Caminetto d'Oro's delectable menu features home-made pasta and gnocchi served with house-made bread.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Tue 12.30pm-2.30pm, Thu-Mon 12.30pm-2.30pm & 7.30pm-10.45pm

    Address

    4, Via de' Falegnami, Bologna 40121

    Telephone

    +39 051 263 494

    Transport

    Bus 20 to Via dell'Indipendenza

    Website

    Trattoria Caminetto d'Oro Website

  3. 6. Da Cesari - Mid-range: (€25-€50 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    Da Cesari, Bologna. Courtesy of Da Cesari

    South of Piazza Maggiore square, century-old Da Cesari's elegant but playfully rustic decor highlights the fine regional cuisine on the menu. The varied selection includes cold meats and salads, regional tortellini and veal and duck dishes.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Mon-Sat 12.30pm-2.30pm & 7pm-11pm

    Address

    8, Via de Carbonesi, Bologna 182705

    Telephone

    +39 051 237 710

    Transport

    Bus 20 to Via Farini

    Website

    Da Cesari Website

  4. 7. Ristorante Cesarina - Mid-range: (€25-€50 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    Ristorante Cesarina, Bologna. Courtesy of Ristorante Cesarina

    South-east of Piazza Maggiore square, overlooking Santo Stefano Basilica, popular Ristorante Cesarina has a refreshingly uncluttered decor and friendly ambience. The extensive wine list complements the menu's blend of familiar favourites like tortelloni and lasagne to more adventurous fare such as white veal or herbed rabbit.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Tue 7.15pm-10.30pm, Wed-Sun 12pm-2.30pm & 7.15pm-10.30pm

    Address

    19b, Via Santo Stefano, Bologna 40121

    Telephone

    +39 051 232 037

    Transport

    Bus 11 or 13 to Santo Stefano Basilica

    Website

    Ristorante Cesarina Website

Budget

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  1. 8. Tamburini - Budget: (Less than €25 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    Near the Two Towers, Bologna's most famous delicatessen, Tamburini, has counters laden with gourmet cheeses, meats, condiments, fresh pastas and hors d'oeuvres. The self-serve restaurant is open for lunch so you can sample the goods on sale. Just point at what you fancy from the display of pastas, risottos, meat, fish and vegetable dishes.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Mon-Sat 8.30am-7pm

    Address

    1, Via Caprarie, Bologna 40124

    Telephone

    +39 051 234 726

    Transport

    Bus 14 to Piazza Porta Ravegnana

    Website

    Tamburini Website

  2. 9. Clorofilla - Budget: (Less than €25 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    Clorofilla is a light and breezy café, east of Piazza Maggiore square. With the focus on modern, healthy vegetarian food, specialities include seitan and tofu 'hot dogs', 'steaks', 'sausages' and 'cutlets'. The couscous, bulgur and leafy salads are a meal in themselves. Drinks include tea and herbal infusions or fruit and vegetable shakes.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Mon-Sat 12pm-3pm & 7.30pm-12am

    Address

    64c, Strada Maggiore, Bologna 40125

    Telephone

    +39 051 235 343

    Transport

    Bus 27 to Strada Maggiore

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