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Where to Eat in Bologna, Italy: Best Restaurants and Delicious Dishes

(1) Alce Nero Berbere: Pizza with prosciutto di Mora Romagnola, burrata, dried apricots, fior di latte. (2) All’Osteria Bottega: Baby pigeon breast with chicory and pancetta. (3) Il Gelatauro: Pistachio cake and cappuccino. (4) I Portici: Raviolo filled with Genovese-style rabbit, smoked buffalo provoke cheese, and field herbs. (5) Osteria da Mario: Focaccia and flatbread snacks with wine. (6) Ristorante Diana: Tortellini in brodo. (7) Ristorante Pappagallo: Three Fishes Hamburger with oyster mayonnaise. (8) Swine Bar: Roast beef burger with endive, bacon, cheese. (9) Trattoria da Francesco: Starter of Sicilian fish; cannolo con ricotta. (10) Trattoria Dell’autotreno: Tortellini with cheese and walnut. Illustration: Genevieve Walker/Bloomberg
(1) Alce Nero Berbere: Pizza with prosciutto di Mora Romagnola, burrata, dried apricots, fior di latte. (2) All’Osteria Bottega: Baby pigeon breast with chicory and pancetta. (3) Il Gelatauro: Pistachio cake and cappuccino. (4) I Portici: Raviolo filled with Genovese-style rabbit, smoked buffalo provoke cheese, and field herbs. (5) Osteria da Mario: Focaccia and flatbread snacks with wine. (6) Ristorante Diana: Tortellini in brodo. (7) Ristorante Pappagallo: Three Fishes Hamburger with oyster mayonnaise. (8) Swine Bar: Roast beef burger with endive, bacon, cheese. (9) Trattoria da Francesco: Starter of Sicilian fish; cannolo con ricotta. (10) Trattoria Dell’autotreno: Tortellini with cheese and walnut. Illustration: Genevieve Walker/Bloomberg

Bologna is a terrific city for dining.

It's so compact, you can walk everywhere. The people are friendly. The prices are low. And the restaurants punch so far above their weight, you feel dizzy. The food? It's delicious.