WHERE TO EAT

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Fico The vast Fico Eataly World is the largest agri-food park in the world. Visit to find all the won­ders of Ital­ian bio­di­ver­sity in one place. It’s a mecca for food lovers, and en­try is free. 8 Via Paolo Canali, eataly­world.it

Ol­tre A prime ex­am­ple of a mod­ern trat­to­ria. Chef Daniele Ben­danti gives tra­di­tional favourites a re­fined twist, while con­tem­po­rary plates of note in­clude the bis­cotto gelato Emil­iano (semolina cook­ies sand­wiched to­gether with ricotta-based ice cream) and a de­lec­ta­ble panna cotta with pain perdu.

From £30. 1B Via Au­gusto Ma­jani, 00 39 051 006 6049, oltre­bologna.it

Os­te­ria Bar­tolini The sis­ter restau­rant of Miche­lin-starred La Buca on the coast at Ce­se­n­atico does sim­ple, high-qual­ity seafood. Dine al­fresco on the ter­race un­der the mas­sive sycamore tree with plates of sar­dines and pi­a­dini (flat­bread), tagli­atelle with oc­to­pus, and an ex­quis­ite hazel­nut cream. From £30. 16 Pi­azza Malpighi, 00 39 051 262 192, os­te­ri­abar­tolin­i­bologna.com

Pi­gro This hid­den street-food joint off Pi­azza Mag­giore is packed with rock mem­o­ra­bilia and serves the ul­ti­mate panino con la mor­tazza (slang for a mor­tadella sand­wich). The su­perb mor­tadella comes from ar­ti­san pro­ducer Pasquini & Bru­siani and is served with a glass of bub­bly Fran­ci­a­corta.

From £5. 1B Via De Pig­nat­tari, 00 39 366 508 9699

Ragù Come for tra­di­tional Ital­ian fare with a con­tem­po­rary twist, with ev­ery­thing ex­pertly pre­pared and beau­ti­fully pre­sented. Take­away and de­liv­ery is also avail­able. From £15. 9b Via Goito, 00 39 051 268 585

Trat­to­ria Anna Maria A Bologna in­sti­tu­tion and quite sim­ply some of the best tortellini en brodo (broth) you’ll taste. From £35. 17A Via delle

Belle Arti, 00 39 051 266 894, trat­to­ri­an­na­maria.com

Trat­to­ria Ber­tozzi A lit­tle off the beaten track, opt for a ta­ble out­side this cosy, fam­ily-run restau­rant on a tree-lined res­i­den­tial street. Don’t miss the gramigna (a corkscrew mac­a­roni) with saf­fron, cour­gette and aged parme­san cream. From £25. 84/2D Via An­drea Costa, 00 39 051 614 1425

Vetro Head to this achingly hip or­ganic veg­e­tar­ian restau­rant for generous serv­ings of vibrant sal­ads with herbs picked from the com­mu­nity gar­den. From £20. 134 Via Castiglione, 00 39 370 333 6439, vetro.kilo­watt.bo.it.

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