Serving sensational regional cuisine from Emilia-Romagna, this restaurant has been operated by the Latini family since 1931; the current owners are Paola (dessert queen) and Anna (watch her making pasta each morning in the glassed-off lab). Our three recommendations when eating here: start with the antipasti della casa (€26 for two persons), progress to pasta and don't scrimp on dessert.
The kitchen flies the flag for Emilia-Romagna, the well-fed Italian province that has blessed the world with Parmesan, balsamic vinegar, bolognese sauce and Parma ham. Seasonal delights include white truffles in winter and fresh porcini mushrooms in spring, but the menu is delectable whatever the season. Service can be uneven; we find it most friendly at lunch.