Fodor's Expert Review Trattoria di Via Serra

$$ Bologna Emilian

At this simple trattoria off the main tourist circuit, much care has been taken with the decor: the rooms, overseen by host Flavio, are small and intimate, and the wooden walls painted a creamy whitish gray. Chef Tommaso gives equal care to the menu and deftly turns out Bolognese classics, as well as dishes with a modern twist—among the antipasti, his tosone fresco avvolto nella pancetta incorporates Parmigiano-Reggiano, unsmoked bacon, and greens. Pastas are mostly homemade, and desserts are delicious. Though the trattoria is not in the centro storico, it's only a five-minute walk from the train station, and well worth a detour.

Emilian Lively Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

Via Serra 9B
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna  40129, Italy


Known For:
  • All locally sourced ingredients
  • Modern riffs on classic dishes
  • Convivial atmosphere
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun., Mon., and Aug., Reservations essential

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