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If you were to make a stop in BOLOGNA, where would you dine?

If you were to make a stop in BOLOGNA, where would you dine?

Sep 4th, 2004, 03:19 AM
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If you were to make a stop in BOLOGNA, where would you dine?

On our drive from Venice to Cortona we will be stopping to at least dine. This is something my father insits on. He says Bologna has some of the best food in Italy. Not sure if he has dined (sp?) in Bologna before, but would like to have some places to suggest to him.

Does anyone here have any suggestions for a yummy daytime meal on a Saturday in Bologna?

Thanks.
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Sep 4th, 2004, 03:58 AM
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Hi P,

Your father is right.

Da Cesarina, across the piazza from San Stefano. Lunch with wine was abt 25E pp.

"The intense flavor of the cantaloupe with prosciuto still lingers in memory. We shared a mixed antipasto - Cantaloup with prosciuto, bruscheta with another kind of prosciuto, mortadella. My LW had the seafood salad: calamari, shrimp, prawns, octopus, and cured salmon over tomatoes and onions with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and I had the tagliatelli Bolognese. The ragu had that almost burnt flavor that comes from long, long browning of the meat. Dessert was a generous cup of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and ribes. This last is a little, grape-like thingy that we had not seen before and which turned out to be a kind of currant. "
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Sep 4th, 2004, 04:07 AM
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Thanks ira! I have printed your post to add to my collection of info.

So excited! I'm almost all packed!
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Sep 4th, 2004, 01:05 PM
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Be careful on the name of the restaurant. There is a Da Cesari restaurant, recommended by Fodors, which apparently is not the one Ira is recommending because the geographical locations do not match. But Da Cesari is also very good.
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Sep 4th, 2004, 01:15 PM
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Ira - I could just listen to you tell us about your meals any time. I think your food experiences when you are travelling must be the best.
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Sep 4th, 2004, 04:18 PM
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Thanx for the kind words, jd.

As Michael says,
Cesari at Via de' Carbonesi 8 is well recommended, as is
Nuovi Notai Via de' Pignattari 1 (which we also liked).

Some of the best gelato in Italy is to be found at
Gelateria Moline, Via delle Moline 13, not far from the train station.
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Jan 9th, 2006, 08:01 AM
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topping this in anticipation of some fine food in Bologna next week.....any further recommendations from anyone?
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Jan 9th, 2006, 08:18 AM
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I should add that I have read all of the archived posts. Do not need gelato information; looking only for advice on buying food to take home and more important, where to eat good regional food near the center of the city. My problem is that I have too many places on my list for so little time..looking to narrow down based upon recent reviews. Here is the list I have so far:
Al 15
Trattoria Boni
Gianni
Caminetto d'Oro
Da Leonida
Di Pietra
Serghei
Meloncello
Cesarinia

For buying meats, cheeses, assorted foods (such as salamoia, salt and herb seasoning paste): Tamburini and Central Market.

Thanks, everyone for all the good advice in planning. We will be staying at Hotel Roma and are looking forward very much to this trip.
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Jan 9th, 2006, 01:34 PM
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topping cause this did not show up after I posted it this morning...
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