Restaurants

Top Choice Gastronomy in Modena

Hosteria Giusti

With only four tables, a narrow back-alley location, no real signage and a 90-minute daily opening window, this perplexingly unassuming osteria isn't really setting itself up for legendary status. But tentative whis…
Top Choice Trattoria in Parma

Trattoria del Tribunale

Run the gauntlet of ham slicers and waiters gouging lumps of parmigiano reggiano and settle in for a memorable meal. Start with a plate of Parma ham, proceed to the degustazione di tortelli (pasta pockets stuffed wi…
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. A…
Top Choice Ristorante in Ravenna

Ca' de Vèn

Old men and their dogs swap oenological tips with wine snobs in this cavernous wine-bar-cum-restaurant beautified with frescoed vaulting and floor-to-ceiling shelves stuffed with bottles, books and other curiosities…
Top Choice Seafood in Rimini

La Marianna

New owners have lovingly preserved the recipes and traditions of this former inn just north of the old Roman bridge, which has welcomed travellers for over a century. Turquoise-aproned waiters zip between the covere…
Top Choice Osteria in Bologna

All'Osteria Bottega

At this osteria 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, pork shank in red …
Top Choice Osteria in Ferrara

Osteria del Ghetto

An understated jewel amid the winding streets of Ferrara's old Jewish ghetto, this osteria leads you through a nondescript downstairs bar up to a bright upstairs dining room embellished with striking modern murals. …
Top Choice Osteria in Rimini

Osteria De Borg

A homey osteria in the old fishing quarter, this place is all about simple, honest food made with local ingredients and served in unpretentious surroundings. Second courses revolve around meat, from local mora romag…
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…
Top Choice Sandwiches in Rimini

Casina del Bosco

A beloved Rimini institution, this sweet eatery just in from the beach serves some of the best and most diverse piadine in town, stuffed with fillings that range from ham, gorgonzola and grilled vegetables to salted…