Restaurants

Top Choice Emilian in Emilia-Romagna

Trattoria da Amerigo

Emilia-Romagna's best dining experience awaits in truffle territory. In the small village of Savigno, a 30km detour west of Bologna, this fantastic trattoria armed with a Michelin star (but lacking any pretension), …
Top Choice Gelato in Modena

Gelateria Bloom

Dare we call this Emilia-Romagna's best gelateria? Yes, we dare. Owner Gianluca Degani is fiercely devoted to chemical and additive-free gelato and achieves his creamy magic by adhering to a farm-to-table philosophy…
Top Choice Osteria in Bologna

All'Osteria Bottega

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, Petron…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Busseto & Verdi Country

Antica Corte Pallavicina

Picking favourites at this 14th century castle is excruciating: there's the castle itself, especially when enveloped in cinematic Po river fog; the ageing cave, where 5000 of the world's best best salumi (cured meat…
Top Choice Trattoria in Bologna

Tratorria di Via Serra

Book at least three weeks in advance at this seemingly unassuming trattoria in Bolognina, just a step outside the city centre. Flavio and Tommaso came down from their established destination restaurant in the mounta…
Top Choice Emilian in Parma

Ristorante Cocchi

You'll need to venture across the river to Oltretorrente for a traditional Parmigiano experience untainted by the city's influx of culinary tourism. Classy yet unpretentious, father and son duo Corrado and Daniele C…
Top Choice Italian in Modena

Ristorante da Danilo

Speedy waiters glide around balancing bread baskets, wine bottles and pasta dishes in this deliciously traditional dining room where first dates mingle with animated families and office groups on a birthday jaunt. F…
Top Choice Fusion in Rimini

Abocar (Due Cucine)

Opened in 2014 by the daughter of fabled local restaurateur Tonino Il Lurido (owner of one of Fellini's former haunts), this Argentine-Italian affair crafts three monthly changing, carefully curated tasting menus – …
Top Choice Vegetarian in Bologna

Vetro

Bologna's best time: Parking yourself down with an Aperol spritz in hand among the cool kids and digital nomads at these formerly abandoned city greenhouses that have been transformed into an immensely cool and high…
Top Choice Trattoria in Modena

Trattoria Ermes

In business since 1963, this fabulous, affordable little lunch spot is tucked into a single wood-panelled room at the northern edge of downtown Modena. Gregarious patron Ermes Rinaldi runs the place with his wife Br…