Restaurants

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 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 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 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 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 Italian in Brisighella

Framboise

A true family affair, where owner Perluigi, along with his wife and personable daughter, will shower you with seasonally changing local delicacies. It's a great spot to try spoja lorda (dirty pasta), and the pulled …
Top Choice Trattoria in Ferrara

Trattoria da Noemi

All of Ferrara's classic dishes are delivered con molto amore (with much love) at this back-alley eatery named after the hardworking, independent-spirited mother of proprietor Maria Cristina Borgazzi. Arrive early (…
Top Choice Trattoria in Bologna

Drogheria della Rosa

With its wooden shelves and apothecary jars, it's not difficult to picture this place as the pharmacy it once was. Nowadays it's a charming, high-end trattoria, run by a congenial owner who gets round to every table…
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…
Italian in Modena

Franceschetta 58

Encased in an old car showroom in Modena’s suburbs, this sister restaurant to Massimo Bottura's fabled Osteria Francescana offers creative, mostly regional Italian with a more moderate price tag and hipper, more cas…