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Bologna Restaurant itinerary--Suggestions requested

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AWG Sep 3, 2011 07:37 PM

I am getting ready for my first trip to Bologna. I am pretty well decided that I want to dine at

- Da Gianni
- Drogheria del Rosa
- Serghei

And probably have lunch at
-Trattoria del Rosso
and a “picnic” lunch at Osteria del Sole with goodies from the markets

I need to decide on another place for a last dinner. I am considering Trattoria Anna Maria, but I have read mixed reviews and I am not sure if they are now “too famous” to be worth it.

I welcome any opinions on Anna Maria and any other suggestions. I am interested in another place for classic Bolognese pasta dishes more than fancy innovative cuisine. Location within the walkable city center is essential.

Also would welcome suggestions on a place in Bologna to find great wood fired pizza (Neopolitan style) for a simple lunch.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions

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Serghei
Via Piella, 12, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40126, IT

Trattoria Anna Maria
Via delle Belle Arti, 17, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40126, IT

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  1. Biroldo RE: AWG Sep 4, 2011 02:00 PM

    Last year, when i was in Bologna, Serghei looked closed.
    Da Gianni was very pleasant, but mostly Americans when I was there. Enjoyed the Bollito Misto.
    Trattoria del Rosso had good pastas and was very inexpensive. Mostly students and young people seeking good value. You might consider it for lunch or a light supper.
    Slightly out of the center, but walking distance is Meloncello (at the foot of the climb to San Luca, which is worth the trip).
    Antica Trattoria della Gigina was very good, but is a short cab ride from the center.
    In Bologna, in general, we liked the pasta courses more than the seconds.

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    Meloncello
    Via Saragozza, 240, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna , IT

    Gigina
    Via Henri Beyle Stendhal, 1, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40128, IT

    Trattoria del Rosso
    Via Righi 30, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40126, IT

    Serghei
    Via Piella, 12, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40126, IT

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      PigsOnTour RE: AWG Sep 5, 2011 03:05 AM

      Enjoy Da Gianni! We had a lovely Sunday lunch there, though would recommend skipping dessert and having gelato instead as the desserts we had were underwhelming. (A stodgy pre-plated pannacotta and something equally mediocre I have forgotten). We also liked Trattoria del Rosso as a 'cheap eat' - don't miss their crescentine.

      For pizza, we enjoyed Pizzeria La Bella Napoli (slightly out of the centre) and Pizzeria Scalinatella (very central, next to the Celtic Druid pub). We were also recommended Pizzeria Spacca Napoli (45 Via San Vitale) and Pizzeria Altero, but did not get a chance to try these.

      Pics of Pizzeria La Bella Napoli here - http://www.roboppy.net/food/2007/09/b...

      We skipped Anna Maria, having read the same mixed reviews, and ate extremely well at Ristorante Montegrappa da Nello. You might also like to research Teresina and Al Sangiovese, which were also on our To Do list and seemingly popular on Chowhound and elsewhere.

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      Trattoria del Rosso
      Via Righi 30, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40126, IT

      Teresina
      Via Guglielmo Oberdan, 4, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40126, IT

      Al Sangiovese
      Via Paglietta,12, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40124, IT

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        AWG RE: PigsOnTour Sep 5, 2011 12:02 PM

        Thanks both for the input.

        Biroldo: Meloncello was on my radar but i didn't want to venture outside the city center for dinner. I didn't realize that it was right at the base of the climb to Maddona San Luca which is on my To-Do list. Might have to try a lunch there before or after the hike.

        PigsOnTour: Thanks for the pizza recs. I am thinking that a full restaurant meal twice a day might be overload, so wanted some pizza as an option for something "lighter" Teresina is also on my short list....so many choices so little time. I am leaning towards dropping Anna Maria and trying Teresina

        BTW I enjoyed the excellent food photos and the interesting descriptions on your blog. I am still laughing inside over this line describing your bistecca in Florence: "soft as baby angels, or what I imagine baby angels would taste like". LOL A little twisted,but very funny :-)

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        Meloncello
        Via Saragozza, 240, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna , IT

        Teresina
        Via Guglielmo Oberdan, 4, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40126, IT

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          PigsOnTour RE: AWG Sep 6, 2011 01:52 AM

          I wish I could take credit for the blog but I'm afraid it's not mine. It's a great travel resource though - I love her quirky writing and wonderful photos!

          Pizzeria Scalinatella would be a good choice for a light lunch or dinner. That said, the pizzas are a generous size so go easy on sides/starters. The pub next door (the Celtic Druid) is friendly with a good buzz and decent beer, if you get bored of wine.

          Don't miss the lovely food shops on and around Via degli Orefici. Touristy Tamburini and the popular Paolo Atti & Figli are nice but we preferred Vecchia Malga on Via Pescherie Vecchie - a well-stocked deli where you can pick up some foodie gifts to take home. Salumeria Simoni just around the corner on Via Drapperie is also good.

          Please report back - I'd love to hear where you end up.

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            AWG RE: PigsOnTour Sep 6, 2011 05:42 AM

            Ha, Not sure why I assumed the blog was yours. Thanks for the link nonetheless.

            And thanks for the additional suggestions re: food markets. Are these good places to buy some Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale at a fair price? Any of them offer tastings?

            I will report back.

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              PigsOnTour RE: AWG Sep 7, 2011 09:15 AM

              I'm not sure about prices and I'm certainly no expert, but we picked up a really good bottle in Vecchia Malga. I imagine we paid more for it than you would elsewhere, as a lot of the items seemed geared for visitors, but we were very happy with it. Not sure about tastings, though it couldn't hurt to ask!

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        barberinibee RE: AWG Sep 6, 2011 02:54 PM

        I ate at Serghei's earlier this year and it was certainly open. If it is open this year, it is a very good place for Bolognese classics. I enjoyed my two meals at Da Gianni, and it not uncommon to find lots of Americans eating out in Bologna. Many come to Bologna for business or involvement with the schools and hospitals. Most of the English you hear in Bologna is not being spoken by tourists.

        Nicola's in piazza San Martino (facing the via Oberdan) has a wood-burning stove and styles itself as Neopolitan. Nicola's enjoys a reputation as being the best pizza in Bologna, but I've not eaten there. It's always crowded, and it has a twin pizzeria across the street (the via Oberdan) called Il Ducale. Be advised that pizza in Italy is generally more popular at dinner than at lunch, including in Bologna.

        In May of last year, Fred Plotkin was asked what was his favorite place for lunch in Bologna, and he answered:

        "Giampi e Ciccio, Via Farini 31B ... There are careful preparations of the iconic Bolognese pastas, delicious Parmigiana di melanzane (aubergine) and, in winter, a superb take on bollito misto in which different boiled meats are sliced to order."

        Caminetto d'Oro wins consistently high reviews as among the best places to eat classic Bolognese pastas, above all tagliatelle al ragu. (It was Plotkin's pick for dinner.)

        If you are starving and stuck between or after the strict meal hours, or want a salad rather than a pizza for a light lunch, Trattoria Twinside (adjacent to Caminetto d'Oro) serves continuously, as does Les Pupitres at Via de' Giudei 6, a stone's throw from the Due Torri in what once was Bologna's Jewish ghetto. (Food is tasty. I ate there today.)

        I ate at Anna Maria last week and was again a bit underwhelmed given its big reputation, but if you stay with stuffed pastas and braised meat secondi, it is a solid choice. (You will see plenty of tourists there; it's quite close to the national art museum on via delle Belle Arti.) A frequent poster to this board from Piemonte was underwhelmed with Ristorante da Nello al Montegrappa.

        You say you don't want innovative cuisine and, while I would not describe Teresina as innovative, it is certainly not classic Bolognese, and specializes in fish dishes, with more of a nod toward the Mediterranean than the Adriatic.

        Other inexpensive but soulful hand-made pasta I've had in Bologna were at La Mariposa (via Bertiera) and Il Tinello (via de' Giudei), both with charming features. These are not pastas to walk many steps out of your way to eat, but if you are closer to them than Trattoria del Rosso, they might be equal choices -- and Anna Maria is still superior overall if you can live with the touristy vibe.

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        Caminetto d'Oro
        Via de' Falegnami, 4, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40121, IT

        Serghei
        Via Piella, 12, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40126, IT

        Teresina
        Via Guglielmo Oberdan, 4, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40126, IT

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          AWG RE: barberinibee Sep 6, 2011 05:08 PM

          barberinibee: Thanks for the detailed reply.
          I had that article from the London Telegraph bookmarked last year and forgot all about it. I will add Plotkin's pick Giampi e Ciccio to my list. My research began by reading Plotkin, but for some reason Caminetto D'Oro was the first one I crossed off the list. I have only been disappointed once by Fred P. (in Florence last year) so I do value his choices, but i only have 4 short nights in Bologna and that will include a day trip to Ravenna.

          I am interested in your description of Teresina. I expect it to be slightly more "innovative" or bistro-like than the other classic choices on my list but a look at their online menu shows many classics and does not at all seem to emphasize seafood (not that I would be terribly opposed to a secondi of fish after the "meat-fest" that will be the preceding 10 days in Tuscany and Parma before I get to Bologna) Is the brief online menu deceiving me here? http://www.ristoranteteresinabologna....

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          Teresina
          Via Guglielmo Oberdan, 4, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40126, IT

          Giampi e Ciccio
          Via Luigi Carlo Farini, 31, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna , IT

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            barberinibee RE: AWG Sep 6, 2011 11:23 PM

            I think the reason the locals like Teresina is for its fish dishes. Also, they do things like serve a passatelli in a fish broth, which is really not the norm. If I can, I'll walk by Teresina in the next few days and look at at the menu they usually post outside.

            Price and formality have deterred me from going to Caminetto d'Oro, but I've decided I'll go in a week or so. My experience of many pasta meals in Bologna has been that the best pasta is addictive, and after you've tasted wonderful versions, you only want wonderful ones Many of the best places are price prohibitive for frequent dining, so you try to find a reliable friendly place two steps from where you live, and make the occasional pilgrimage to the best when you can afford it. I honestly don't know if Caminetto d'Oro is the best yet, but a lot of the recommendations I read for Bolognese trattorie I think fall into the category of second best/sentimental choice, more affordable. For a 4-day visit, you might want to confine yourself to the best.

            By the way, I meant to suggest to you that you leave one slot open in case you want to return to a restaurant it if that reataurant really made you happy. Also, to me, the pleasure of Bolognese food is the fine skill with pasta, and that is can be fairly subtle and unshowy, but it is the high point of the meal, and very filling. I don't know how much you like pasta (I adore it), but I think some people are disappointed in Bolognese eateries because they are expecting so much more than fine pasta -- and also because the recommendations are so hit and miss, it is easy to end up with a so-so meal. (That's one of the reasons I figured I should finally head over to Caminetto d'Oro, Gambero Rosso recommends it yet again.) Personally, I stick to salads or skip meals (especially breakfast and snacks) so I can eat more pasta when I'm in Bologna, and that's what I focus on when I think about trying new restaurants. Although tagliatelle al ragu', lasagne al verde and tortellini in brodo get all the press, pastas stuffed with gorganzola, or ricotta and sage, or gramigna with sausage, or tossed with proscuitto and cream or (my favorite) -- passatelli -- have a lot going for them. I would skip in eating pasta in Tuscany (go with the soup!) to save myself for a pasta blowout in Emilia-Romagna.

            If I get a chance to see the menu at Teresina today, I'll report back.

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            Caminetto d'Oro
            Via de' Falegnami, 4, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40121, IT

            Teresina
            Via Guglielmo Oberdan, 4, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40126, IT

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              AWG RE: barberinibee Sep 7, 2011 05:47 AM

              Thanks in advance for scoping out the menu at Teresina.

              I share your love of pasta! My experience in Italy last year was amazing pasta and just OK secondi. Can't wait to try the pasta of Emilglia Romagna. I plan to attempt to try ALL of the pasta dishes you mentioned above.

              And yes, I love Tuscan soup also. Last year in Lucca we had an amazing (and Filling!) lunch of thick hearty Farro soup with lentils followed by, yes, rich hearty pasta (tortelli Lucchese). We noticed that the 2 locals at the table next to us also had 2 consecutive pasta courses, so we didn't feel bad breaking tradition.

              I have not said it aloud, but part of my thinking in going to Da Gianni first is that I expect to love it and will want to return. That, of course could make this whole discussion moot, but so it goes. If I find a place that I love I will not hesitate to go back. Many of us plan and read all of these reviews and feel the need to try every place in town, but really what I want is to try every "dish" in town, so no problem going back for seconds at a great place. I guess what we are all trying to do in the planning is minimize the chances of having a poor meal. With only a few days in town, there is no time to waste on a bad meal.

              How far in advance does one need to book for these popular restaurants that we are discussing here? Will a day or 2 in advance likely be OK if I want to return to a favorite?

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              Teresina
              Via Guglielmo Oberdan, 4, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40126, IT

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                barberinibee RE: AWG Sep 7, 2011 09:48 AM

                Alas, Teresina takes its menu back indoors during the day, so when I passed by, I learned nothing of what they are serving tonight. I also learned that Terzi -- a quite delicious caffe/bar -- has still not reopened from what I had assumed was the summer holiday, followed by Labor Day. I'm hoping the shutter comes up soon.

                If you come to be certain you want your first meal at Da Gianni, I would book now if your trip is shortly coming up. And the minute you know you want to return, book.

                Just so you know, for classic Bolognese cooking in the city center, Gambero Rosso gives its highest recommendations to Serghei and Osteria All'Bottega (via Santa Caterina). Both are closed Sunday, but Serghei is also closed Saturday and Osteria all'Bottega is also closed Monday. Caminetto d'Oro (closed Sunday only) runs second, and is pricier but Gambero Rosso is most impressed with the pasta Serghei and Caminetto d'Oro, as well as secondi (Serghei for the simple classics, while Caminetto d'Oro is recommended for fancier dishes like a torte of mushrooms and potatoes with black truffles and parmagiano). Cured meats are what impresses most at Osteria all'Bottega.

                Hope you get non-stop great food experiences. This year's favorite geleteria among insiders seems to be a tie between Stefino (near the train station) and Il Gelatauro, near the end of the via San Vitale. I've not tried either. The owner of Il Gelatauro has an American wife, so you can e-mail her to ask about allergy issues. Be careful you go to the correct Stefino's, on the via Galleria. (The other, on the via Riva Reno, specializes in soy-based desserts).

                http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2006/10/...

                http://www.gelatauro.com/

                http://bologna.2night.it/locali/aperi...

                http://www.stefino.com/

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                Caminetto d'Oro
                Via de' Falegnami, 4, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40121, IT

                Serghei
                Via Piella, 12, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40126, IT

                Teresina
                Via Guglielmo Oberdan, 4, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40126, IT

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                  AWG RE: barberinibee Sep 7, 2011 03:17 PM

                  Thanks again for the detailed reply.
                  And thanks for the gelato tips. I will email Il Gelatauro re allergy issues.(and I am amazed that you remember my allergy issue from last years posts!)
                  Cafe Terzi is also on my to-do list

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                    barberinibee RE: AWG Sep 10, 2011 06:25 AM

                    I finally got a chance to see Teresina's menu this morning, and one page is completely bolognese classics (seasonal), and the other page is solid "al mare", with a bit of Sicilian, a bit of Liguria. some Adriatic, but apart from the simply prepared whole fishes (branzino, ricciola -- my fave), the fish menu is mildly unconventional and creative.

                    I also ate lunch at Giampi & Ciccio, and the place is just so thoroughly charming, I have to be careful not to overpraise the food, but the tagliatelle with a simple onion and fresh tomato sauce also put a smile on my face. It was the kind of pasta I love. I ate grilled vegetables for a secondo, but a nearby plate of meatballs, peas, mortadella and zucchini looked wonderful. I noticed a small sign in the window noting Giampi & Ciccio is Slow Food recommended.

                    Another place I've tried is Olivo, which is recommended by Gambero Rosso. I've only been there for their cheap lunches (a salad and a nice dish of crispy crepes wtth cheese, peas and a teeny bit of mortadella). It's a fine place for a lunch light. If that is too far to go, you might just walk down the via Altabella and see what appeals to you. Plenty of places in there serve a variety of salads and such.

                    A heat wave prompted me to stop by Il Gelatauro (not far from Olivo), and I could see where a real gelato fanatic might adore this place. The flavors are really pure, while at the same time the gelato is luscious. I thought the off-beat flavors I tasted (smoked green tea and a truly grown-up pumpkin-cinnamon, not sweet) were much more likely to draw me back than the chocolate and the blueberry I sampled, but even what didn't intrigue me was extremely high quality.

                    Terzi is stil closed as of Sept 10, but I stopped by Zanarini, having forgotten I don't like their coffee. I still don't. Their mini-canoli are simply exquisite, however. I tried one of their mini-baba (au rhum) and it didn't make the cut for me.

                    I am planning eat a Nicola's pizza tonight, and will report back if I do.

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                    Teresina
                    Via Guglielmo Oberdan, 4, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40126, IT

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                      barberinibee RE: barberinibee Sep 10, 2011 12:30 PM

                      Okay! The deed is done.

                      I had a pizza from Nicola's with salsiccia (sausage), friarelli (broccoli rabe), mozz. and tomato sauce, and it was really toothsome and enjoyable (especially the tasty salsiccia and the zingy fresh tomato sauce). It was the size of a porthole and cost 8 euros. I got it "to go" (asporto), and instead of sitting inside next to the furiously wood-burning oven while it was being made, I elected to stand outside -- and a waiter brought me a free glass of prosecco. So everything was sweet -- and if you don't want a pizza to go, you can sit at tables outside if it is hot (and you don't mind the parked cars and occasional traffic) or inside if it is cold.

                      Were I to do it all over again, I would go with a friend and order the manhole-sized salsiccia, friarelli and provala (not buffalo mozz) pizza to split. I would wait until at least 9pm to eat, because I would want maximum appetite -- and I would want that wood-consuming stove to be at its hottest.

                      If you have never eaten Neopolitan pizza, you still won't know what Neopolitan pizza is. But the pizza I had from Nicola's pizza was chewy and fun, and the ratios of the ingredients were very well balanced. Don't know if it's the "best" pizza in all of Bologna.

                      I would reserve if you are determined to eat there.

                      Nicola's
                      Piazza San Martino, 9
                      Centro Storico (BO)
                      Tel: +39 051 232502
                      Tel: +39 339 2050584

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                        barberinibee RE: barberinibee Sep 10, 2011 12:45 PM

                        I should add that Olivo is in the piazza Aldrovandi, at via San Vitale.

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                          AWG RE: barberinibee Sep 11, 2011 07:58 AM

                          Barberinibee: Thank you so much for the detailed report. I am happy to hear that Teresina does indeed serve BOTH the Bolognese classics and an innovative seafood menu. I love bronzino but have never tried ricciola. Are they similar? both mild white meat fish from the Mediterranean or is ricciola more "tuna-like"?

                          Giampi and Ciccio: Thoroughly charming sounds nice.

                          Terzi is on our To-Do list for coffee.It's good to know they will be open. Zanarini is also on my list. There always room for a "mini" pastry ;-)

                          I did email Il Gelatauro asking about ingredients (regarding soy) but have not received a reply. I could not find a direct email for Angela Lorenz, who I assume is the American wife. I was hoping she would get my English email to the place anyways.

                          And thank for the report on Nicola's for pizza. I don't know if we'll have time for pizza in Bologna but it is good to have options. Sausage and broccoli rabe are a favorite combo of mine, but is" Provala" the same as what I would know as "provolone" cheese?

                          Last question: any recs for a lunch in Ravenna? Ca de Ven?

                          Grazie Mille.

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                          Teresina
                          Via Guglielmo Oberdan, 4, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40126, IT

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                            barberinibee RE: AWG Sep 11, 2011 10:27 AM

                            Sorry if I typed something that is misleading you to think Terzi will be open. Thus far, it has not opened its doors. It is still shuttered. I'll let you know if that changes.

                            I've never eaten at Ca du Ven, and I'm afraid it has been so long since I was in Ravenna, I hesitate to recommend places. You might want to put up a separate post or do a search if you haven't already.

                            As for provola, yes it is "provalone" except usually infinitely better than the refrigerated rubber sold in America. And here are some descriptions (and pictures) of ricciola, which doesn't taste like tuna and which I find more flavorful than branzino:

                            http://rubbahslippahsinitaly.blogspot...

                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodson/...

                            http://www.sardegnanord.com/inglese/s...

                            No telling now if it ricciola will be on Teresina's menu when you are in Bologna.

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                              AWG RE: barberinibee Sep 11, 2011 10:46 AM

                              Thanks again. Re: Terzi , my mistake. I guess I misread thinking it was open as of Sept 10th after a long holiday. I have 2 more weeks until I arrive in Bologna so hopefully they will re-open by then.

                              When I googled ricciola I found mostly info on fishing for the fish rather than details on eating it. Of course, the test is in the taste and I will try it if I see it. It looks tasty enough!

                              "Refrigerated rubber" is a very appropriate description. LOL

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                                barberinibee RE: AWG Sep 12, 2011 01:15 AM

                                I'll keep on eye on Terzi and let you know.

                                Ricciola is a slightly oilier fish than branzio. It's not as mild. Some people prefer the more refined and elegant taste of branzino (which can be exquisite). I happen to like things like mackerel, even Atlantic bluefish, so I enjoy ricciola, even though it is nowhere near as fatty as those other fish I mentioned.

                                By the way, it was pointed out to me in another thread that I've been mischaracterizing the Gambero Rosso ratings by failing to note the difference bewtween trattoria ratings and restaurant ratings, among other things. Serghei and All'osteria Bottega are trattorie, and Caminetto d'Oro, ristorante. Divining precisely how Gambero Rosso feels about them is an art, but all serve traditional Bolognesi dishes in the city center.

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                                Caminetto d'Oro
                                Via de' Falegnami, 4, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40121, IT

                                Serghei
                                Via Piella, 12, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40126, IT

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            barberinibee RE: AWG Sep 19, 2011 11:32 PM

            Regarding Terzi; Yesterday I found the door half open, although the place was completely dark. A handful of people were inside, having a discussion, and when I interrupted it to ask if Terzi would re-open soon, they said no.

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              barberinibee RE: barberinibee Sep 23, 2011 01:47 AM

              In case you find this in time for your trip, I ate at Teresina and Caminetto d'Oro, plus Serghei, and the report is here

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/808499

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              Caminetto d'Oro
              Via de' Falegnami, 4, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40121, IT

              Serghei
              Via Piella, 12, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40126, IT

              Teresina
              Via Guglielmo Oberdan, 4, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40126, IT

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                AWG RE: barberinibee Sep 28, 2011 06:25 PM

                Thanks barberinibee.
                I'm in Bologna now and yes Terzi is closed :-(. will try to find another spot for caffe and sweets. I read your report and I might have to try to squeeze in a lunch at Caminettto d'Oro

                Had nice lunch today at Giampi e Ceccio and good dinner at da Gianni. So far on this Italy trip the rule has been that our least expensive meals have been the best. Maybe the pricey Caminettto d;oro will break that rule.

                I'll report back here with details later.

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                  barberinibee RE: AWG Sep 30, 2011 02:20 AM

                  Looking forward to the details, and wishing you more good eating at favorable prices!

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                    barberinibee RE: AWG Nov 9, 2011 01:28 PM

                    UPDATE: Terzi has reopened (Nov 2011)

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                barberinibee RE: AWG Oct 23, 2011 03:11 PM

                I am providing a link, seven weeks later, to AWG's Chowhound trip report of where he decided to eat, what he liked and didn't like:

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/813720

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                  AWG RE: barberinibee Oct 25, 2011 04:05 PM

                  Thanks for linking my before and after posts, great idea. And thank you to ALL of the Chowhounders who's input here and on other Bologna posts helped me in planning.

                  And Special thanks barberinibee for going above and beyond the call of duty by personally scoping out the menu at Teresina for me. Grazie Mille.

                  In retrospect, would have loved to have tried Caminetta D'Oro instead of Drogheria della Rosa (which turned out to be our only disappointment in Bologna). But we are glad we did get to enjoy the pasta at Anna Maria. (as described in my trip report linked above)

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                  Teresina
                  Via Guglielmo Oberdan, 4, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40126, IT

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