A local’s guide to Bologna: from belt-busting pasta to craft cocktails

Jan 21, 2022 160

BY: Kevin Raub

Bologna is the capital of arguably Italy’s most important food region, Emilia-Romagna, a storied territory whose kitchens have given birth to a long list of specialities famous the world over. Lasagne, ragùtortellini, mortadella, parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar all hail from here.

At Pasta Fresca Naldi, a tiny shop/cafe west of the historic centre, pastaphiles line up for the hand-rolled specialities of owner Valeria and her team of nonne (grandmothers). Daily-changing offerings (from around €7) like tagliatelle with ragù or prosciutto and lemon; tortellini al pasticcio (baked with pork and cream); and gramigna alla salsiccia (curly pasta with sausage) will floor you. With just six stools inside, most people opt for a takeaway package.

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SOURCE: https://www.theguardian.com/

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