All'Osteria Bottega

Top choice osteria in Bologna

At this Bologna institution truly worthy of the name, owners Daniele and Valeria lavish attention on every table between trips to the kitchen for plates of culatello di Zibello ham, tortellini in capon broth, Petroniana-style veal cutlets (breaded and fried, then topped with Parma ham and parmigiano reggiano and pan-sauteed in broth) and other Slow Food delights.

Desserts are homemade by Valeria, from the ciambella (Romagnola ring-shaped cake) to fresh fruit sorbets. It's one of the city's most exquisite dining experiences.