Galleria Cavour – Ingresso da Via Massei
Style, exclusivity and quality are the trademarks of the Emporio Armani Caffè and Restaurant in Galleria Cavour. Refined cuisine that looks back to tradition with a contemporary touch in the creation of dishes and cocktails evoking the typical Italian style of the maison.
Via Clavature, 12
A few steps from Galleria Cavour there is another trade epicentre connected to the gastronomic tradition: the Mercato di Mezzo. This temple of delicacies has medieval origins, but it was only after the unification of Italy that it was transformed into the first covered market of the city.
Via degli Orefici, 19
Reading is the food of knowledge. This is the reason why the combination between Librerie Coop and Eataly Ambasciatori is particularly well suited. Among the shelves of the great classics or the latest bestsellers it is possible to taste the dishes of a brand exported all over the world which has contributed to convert the Made in Italy into a trademark.
For the Bolognese it is simply the Quadrilatero. It is here, behind Galleria Cavour, that a maze of alleys, shops and restaurants have one common denominator: the pleasure of the senses. Sipping a glass of wine at the Rosa Rose Bistrot or savouring the Bolognese tradition of Il Calice’s cutting boards are just some of the attractions that have made the Quadrilatero the most fashionable area of the city. The culinary walk between via dei Musei and the Zerocinquantino, up to Casa Minghetti recalls the films of Pupi Avati and the poems of the Lucio Dalla songs.
Sacred and profane are perfectly combined in one of the most evocative squares of Bologna: Santo Stefano, also called Piazza delle Sette Chiese: a true sanctuary of spiritual but also worldly pilgrimage. Seven churches architecturally linked to each other frame a fascinating square with perfect venues for both an aperitif and after dinner such as a “Room with a View Bistrot” , “Agricola e Vitale” and “Da Cesarina” for dinner.
Via Cartoleria, 10
End a perfect dinner with opera music in the background and a rose offered by the host himself. It is not the finale of a movie with Audrey Hepburn but its what really happens at the Drogheria della Rosa, one of the most unique taverns of the city. The unmistakable style of this place perfectly reflects the flavours of its cuisine: you must try it to believe it!
Via Saragozza, 65
According to the legend, this traditional family restaurant in Via Saragozza, offers the smallest tortellini in the world, also called the “Belly button of Venus”. The menu obviously offers Bolognese cuisine served in a warm and familiar atmosphere.
Piazza della Mercanzia, 3
The traditional Bolognese restaurant “Al Pappagallo”, located in a medieval building overlooking Piazza della Mercanzia, is one of the most evocative restaurants in the city. It has hosted lots of celebrities of the jet set, such as Alfred Hitchcock who, while visiting the city in 1960, found the menu frighteningly tasty!
Via Porrettana, 158/4d
Is there a better way to reward oneself, after a day of shopping in Galleria Cavour, with the most famous artisanal ice cream of the city? If ice cream in Bologna is an art … just be tempted by the flavours of the Cremeria Funivia, in Piazza Cavour. It is a must! If there is some queue, do not be discouraged: the waiting will be well rewarded!
Via Castiglione, 73/A
At the end of via Castiglione, next to the entrance to the Margherita Gardens, it is possible to indulge in the sweetness and flavours of the Regina di Quadri pastry shop. Here, the master pastry chef Francesco Elmi, combines quality, creativity and passion, transforming his desserts into masterpieces of taste.