Restaurants

Sandwiches in Parma

Pepèn

Join the throngs of locals pouring into this buzzing little sandwich shop, where panini get piled high with prosciutto di Parma, cheeses and countless other tasty ingredients. After seven decades, it's a dearly belo…
Market in Bologna

Mercato Ritrovato

This lively, eco-focused Saturday market is a wonderful spot to escape fellow tourists and wander booths of craft beer, wine, artisanal cheeses, sweets and ready-made meals. Locals plant themselves on picnic tables …
Market in Modena

Mercato Albinelli

Modena’s covered municipal market cradles a cornucopia of local delights. Foodies should head straight here for Bible-size hunks of parmigiano reggiano, bottles of Vecchia Modena Lambrusco or aged balsamic vinegar, …
Pizza in Reggio Emilia

Piccola Piedigrotta

Reserve ahead at this very popular Napoletano-owned pizzeria that spreads out onto a spacious cobblestone square on warm summer evenings.
Food Hall in Bologna

Mercato di Mezzo

Trade the packed-like-sardines Quadrilatero chaos for comparative calm in this newly opened gourmet food hall, which was the town's original market after reunification, though it sat abandoned for many years in rece…
Sandwiches in Rimini

NudeCrud

Avoid the tourist onslaught along the waterfront and head to quaint Borgo San Giuliano where locals – including the mayor – go year-round for gourmet piadine. Plop down on the colourful patio and dig into stuffed tr…
Fast Food in Reggio Emilia

Terme del Colesterolo

It's raining pigs at the 'Cholesterol Spa', a good-time pizzeria and panineria specialising in roasted pork sandwiches, run by a big personality husband-and-wife team. Wash down a Cocco (roasted pork, Grana Padano c…
Sandwiches in Brisighella

Da Aldo

Aldo's gourmet piadine are a bit legendary in these parts, made with spelt instead of white flour. He has convinced the town that they pair well with a fine Sangiovese (and he ain't wrong!). Unfortunately, if you co…
Fast Food in Ravenna

La Piadina del Melarancio

This simple city-centre spot is a great place to try Romagna's classic snack food: a hot, fresh piadina (stuffed flatbread). Fillings range from squacquerone cheese with caramelised figs to roasted pork and smoked s…
Market in Ravenna

Mercato Coperto

Ravenna's only historic covered market, dating to 1921, will re-open in 2018 transformed into a food hall of restaurants, wine bars and stalls focusing on local cuisine and food history.