Fodor's Expert Review Ristorante Marconi
$$$ Bologna Emilian
Siblings Aurora and Massimo Mazzucchelli have succeeded in enticing a steady stream of Bolognesi to their celebrated eatery 15 km (9 miles) south of the city to sample their startlingly modern gourmet creations. Ingredients are fresh, rich, and well balanced in such dishes as risotto con mosaico di pesce (with raw fish and seaweed) and pigeon breast with cavolo nero (Italian kale), while flavorsome desserts include chocolate and ginger sorbet. The three-, five- and nine-course tasting menus are worth considering, while the extremely extensive wine list takes in labels from far afield. The decor is elegantly muted and sober, with widely spaced tables.
Via Porrettana 291
Sasso Marconi, Emilia-Romagna 40037, Italy
- <PRO>sober style</PRO>
- <PRO>intriguing and unusual dishes</PRO>
- <PRO>discreet but attentive service</PRO>
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and 1 wk in early Jan. No lunch Tues.--Thur., no dinner Sun.