Fodor's Expert Review Da Gianni a la Vecia Bulagna

$$ Bologna Emilian Fodor's Choice

At the bottom of an alley off Piazza Maggiore, this unassuming place—known to locals as simply "Da Gianni"—is all about food. The usual starters are on hand—including a tasty tortellini in brodo—in addition to daily specials; bollito misto (mixed boiled meat) is a fine option here, and the cotechino con puré di patate (pork sausage with mashed potatoes) is elevated to sublimity by the accompanying salsa verde. The two unadorned rooms are usually crowded both at lunch and dinner.

Emilian Lively Lunch Dinner Fodor's Choice $$

Quick Facts

Via Clavature 18
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna  40124, Italy


Known For:
  • Tortellini in brodo
  • Efficient and friendly service
  • Busy local spot
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and 1 wk early Jan. No dinner Sun., Reservations essential

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