What are the best places to eat in Bologna

You can’t think of Bologna without thinking about food, it’s one of those places that you could open a specific Bologna food blog, that’s how good the food is. So, if the food is that good why not show you some of the best Bologna places to eat, we’re talking about hidden restaurants Bologna, Michelin restaurants Bologna, the best slow food Bologna — remember that Bologna is one of the real capitals of Slow Food, and slow food is the best food —, where to find cheap Bologna restaurants, and  also where to get the best pasta in Bologna, cause you won’t be eating out every night but you might want to cook yourself some great meals, with some hand made tortellini, tagliatelle, or even some passatelli.

Now, what food is Bologna Italy known for? First and foremost, bolognese that is amazing when it’s not made in its place of origin, so imagine how it’s going to be when you eat it in Bologna, but it’s full of classic Italian dishes, like Tortellini in Brodo that in those cold winter nights might be the only thing going out of your house for.

Always keep in mind that when you are in Bologna, everything you find yourself doing will eventually have to do with food and that my friends are a blessing. Hopefully, you’ll find the best places to eat Bolognese in Bologna from our list, or maybe you can help us write down the best restaurants in Bologna 2019 ratings based on your taste testing.

Now go on and find all the best Bologna places to eat.


bologna places to eat

Bologna places to eat

19.30 - 01.00 Monday to Saturday, Closed on Sunday

Via Mirasole, 13

At Osteria al 15 you’ll enjoy some of the best traditional Bolognese dishes, in a rustic and homely environment. Don’t forget to get the Tigelle.


19.30 - 22.30 Wednesday, 12.30 - 14.30 — 19.30 - 22.30 Thursday to Monday, Closed on Tuesday

b 1, Via Augusto Majani


You probably won’t expect Oltre Bologna to be a fancy location when you see the entrance, that is if you actually can find it. A hipster exterior with a modern take on cuisine and design within.


Closed on Monday & Tuesday, 19.00 - 22.00 Wednesday & Thursday, 19.00 - 22.00 Wednesday & Thursday, 12.00 - 14.00 — 19.00 - 22.00 Friday to Sunday

Via Luigi Serra, 9/b

Farm-to-Table restaurant in which you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some of the most traditional Emilian dishes at one of the best places to eat in Bologna, Italy.


12.00 - 15.00 — 19.00 - 00.00 Everyday

Via Augusto Righi, 30

Nothing says Bologna like Pappardelle and Lasagne. Trattoria del Rosso specializes in these plates since 1860, so you know it must be good.


09.30 - 14.30 Tuesday to Sunday, 09.30 - 14.30 — 18.30 - 23.00 Friday & Saturday

Via del Pratello, 69

Grab yourself a plate of pasta or bring some homemade pasta home with you so you can cook like a real Italian in one of Bologna best places to eat.


08.30 - 19.30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 08.30 - 14.00 Thursday & Saturday

Via Belvedere, 7

Some of the best fresh pasta in Bologna, you can’t be living in the city without passing by le Sfogline and grabbing a couple plates of delicious homemade tortellini.


12.00 - 15.00 — 18.00 - 22.00 Everyday

Via Marsala, 35/A

If you’re jonesing for a slice of Pizza we have to recommend PizzArtist. The selection of slices is great and the flavors even better.


08.00 - 23.00 Monday to Thursday, 08.00 - 00.00 Friday, 09.00 - 00.00 Saturday, 09.00 - 23.00 Sunday

Via Altabella, 15 C

A chain of restaurants that want to bring the two culinary traditions of Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna together.  You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at any time of the day.


08.00 - 19.00 Everyday

Via Drapperie, 5/2a

A Prosciutto lovers heaven, and not just that, at Salumeria Simoni you can enjoy an aperitivo with some of the best cold cuts in the city.


12.00 - 14.30 — 18.00 - 22.30 Tuesday to Thursday, 12.00 - 14.30 — 18.00 - 23.30 Friday, 12.00 - 14.30 — 18.00 - 00.00 Saturday, 12.00 - 22.30 Sunday Closed on Monday

Via Degli Albari, 2/a


A great Wine bar near Palazzo Fava, you’ll have to visit the museum first and then walk down a couple streets to find this gem.


10.15 - 00.00 Tuesday to Sunday, Closed on Monday

Via Monte Grappa, 13

A beautiful location under one of Bologna’s thousand Portici, at the Bottega di Via Montegrappa you’ll enjoy some amazing dishes that you’ll talk about for the rest of your life.


08.00 - 21.00 Monday to Saturday, 11.00 - 19.30 Sunday

Via Galliera, 34D

Forno Brisa is the closest thing to a cafe in Bologna. Enjoy some amazing treats while sipping on some great coffee that is carefully selected by the staff.


07.00 - 00.00 Monday to Saturday, Closed on Sunday

Via Ugo Bassi, 25

Not exactly a restaurant, but if you’re in Bologna for a while you might want to buy some fresh produce, and the Mercato Delle Erbe is where you need to go.