The Italians are renowned for rustling up some of the most delicious dishes the world has the pleasure of experiencing – and no city does it better than Bologna. This gorgeous little city, lined with covered walkways and decorated with spiralling medieval towers, serves as both a historic landmark and the food capital of Italy.
Pretty much anything you manage to get your mouth around here is going to be dope. But if you want to experience something extra special, we’ve put together a Kobu hit list that’ll have your eyes watering, lips quivering and belly bulging. Here are 5 foodie gems of Bologna.
1. Sfoglia Rina
Think Italy, think pasta. In the city which invented Bolognese it would, quite frankly, be rude not to find yourself a nice sunny spot and dig into the original spagbol recipe. For this, we recommend Sfoglia Rina – a family-run business, making fresh pasta throughout the day just inches from your table.
It’s almost obligatory to find yourself a slice of Pizza after a long day of wandering through the Piazza. MozzaBella – Pratello is a deliciously authentic pizzeria, famous for serving up big flavours with little price tags. The cheap and cheerful nature of this place feels almost as good as the pizza tastes, and with both the classics and adventurous combos on offer, you’ll definitely find a slice to get along with.
Pausing for a quick refreshment, to check the maps and itinerary, is always a sensible idea when exploring a new city and there’s nowhere better than Al Sangiovese Restaurant. Their beautiful selection of Italian wines is unrivalled in the city, and their tiny courtyard makes an atmospheric setting to regroup and grab a glass or two.
Tucked away down a tiny side street you would never guess that behind a fairly non-descript old wooden door exists a magical world of culinary excellence. In an impossibly cosy tavern, food is served straight from the stove in an antique copper pan. We’d tip the rosemary and garlic steak as a must-eat.
Nothing rounds things off quite like ice cream. To satisfy that sweet-tooth craving in Bologna, the one place you’re going to want to be is Cremeria Cavour. With a queue constantly pouring out the door and a whole medley of their own creative and ingenious flavours, this is the perfect place to score that all important post-dinner sugar rush.