Fodor's Expert Review Ristorante I Portici
The frescoed ceiling, parquet flooring, and live classical music are clues that this sophisticated restaurant (part of the hotel of the same name) occupies a former theater and café-chantant, or musical venue, from the late 19th century. It's the perfect setting for an evening of fine dining featuring mainly Emilian dishes with modern touches—and even the odd southern influence picked up by the award-winning chef Emanuele Petrosino from his years working in Naples. The menus change seasonally but may include tortelli with aged parmesan, broad beans, and sun-dried peperoni, and coniglio alla cacciatora (hunter's rabbit stew). For an all-round introduction to the best regional cuisine, opt for one of the tasting menus. There's also a well-culled wine list.
Via dell'Indipendenza 69
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40121, Italy
- Tasting menus of regional cuisine
- Sophisticated culinary offerings
- Refined and attentive service