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Bologna restaurants

They don't call Bologna la grassa (the "fat lady") for nothing. In this, the gastronomic capital of northern Italy, local osterie and trattorie dish out generous platters of traditional tortellini, tagliatelle with ragù (what we think of as Bolognese sauce, which is never served with spaghetti), mortadella, and tigelle (flatbreads), not to mention good local wines—even humble lambrusco can shine in the hands of the right producer. Remember to leave room for some gelato tasting, since Bologna has some of the best ice cream in Italy. And don't leave before you've checked out the city's delis, most of which—like venerable old Tamburini—cluster in the network of lanes around Via delle Drapperie, east of Piazza Maggiore.

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Scacco Matto, Bologna

When you can't bear the thought of yet more tortellini, head for this southern Italian restaurant just inside the walls near Porta di San Vitale. The owner...more

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Serghei, Bologna

In the canal district east of Via Indipendenza, this eight-table family-run trattoria is a bastion of traditional Bolognese cuisine. Don't be fooled by the...more

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Silverio, Bologna

This is not your grandfather's trattoria. Chef Silverio Cineri's new Bolognese cuisine challenges the palate with parmesan cheese gelato, sage-spiced...more

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Trattoria Battibecco, Bologna

This Michelin-starred restaurant specializes in seafood but also turns out a delicious tagliolini with eggplant and scampi or goose breast with honey and walnut...more

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Trattoria Fantoni, Bologna

This traditional trattoria near the Church of San Francesco is not only tasty and affordable, it even has the requisite red-and-white-checkered tablecloths. The...more

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Trattoria Meloncello, Bologna

Nestled along the covered portico leading up to San Luca, this tiny trattoria is easy to miss. But its unassuming facade belies the basic but delicious dishes...more

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