Throwback Thursday: Oldest Restaurant in Bologna, Italy!

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Pictured above is the dining room of one of the oldest restaurants in Bologna.  It was recommended by a brother of a friend we met in Milan.  According to the brother this is a place for avowed foodies.

Pictured above is the entry door, which says from 1600. Even though it was a rainy day, we marveled that within 15 minutes of when we were seated the place was filled. We were the only Americans there.  

 

The restaurant is located in the former wine cave as this was originally a home with the winery below in the late 1500's. The building in on an ancient narrow cobblestone street, wide enough for one car to pass.  

Every aspect of the meal was exquisite as was the wine (pictured above) that the waiter recommended.  One of the many highlights was a Parmesan cheese flan with a Porcini mushroom sauce.  To this day, I have searched to find a recipe for it, and I have not yet succeeded.  Guess that means, we have to go back to Bologna!

 

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Comments (31)

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I wonder if you wrote the restaurant and asked them for a recipe? With a little luck you could be making it soon  :) (with photos for the rest of us, of course)

Jul 08, 2021 06:33 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Myrl Jeffcoat it was a wonderful experience, and I would love to go back to Bologna.  I have been there before once with my mother and her friend and once before this trip with Ron and a friend.  The city has one of the oldest universities in the world, and is beautiful just to walk around. A 

Jul 08, 2021 06:36 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I think I would just love to go back instead of writing for a recipe.  I have made French recipes and the translation of measures and ingredients is quite tedious and does not come out as pictured. A

Jul 08, 2021 06:38 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kat Palmiotti Thank you for looking up the recipe. That is so nice of you. The photo is different than what we had.  I can basically figure out the ingredients, but where I get stuck is translating the measures into our cups and ounces.  I have used the translator and it comes out in decimal points.  And I have approximated, and the result was OK.  Maybe next time, we are in Europe, I will buy some measuring cups and tools there to bring home.  A

Jul 08, 2021 06:42 AM
Kat Palmiotti

That is a great idea!

Jul 08, 2021 06:48 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Kat Palmiotti you inspired it!

Jul 08, 2021 06:50 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Brian England It is not above your pay grade.  It was not an over the top place, it was genuine Bolognese food.  If you can afford a Tesla, you can afford to eat there.  A

Jul 08, 2021 06:44 AM
Brian England

Tesla's are more affordable than one would think.  I used to think it was possibly beyond my pay grade but I have actually found that it is way more affordable than my Toyota Camry was, haha.

Jul 08, 2021 08:17 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Brian England we test drove the Tesla, and two of our friends drive them...so I know a lot about these cars. We almost considered one, and then fell in love with the coupe.  A

Jul 08, 2021 10:47 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Wayne Martin we ask every concierge at every hotel we have been to, where do YOU go for a meal.  In Rome, we had the same experience as you did.  And when we wanted a celebration meal, Ron asked, where do you take your wife for a special dinner...Everyone in Italy exceeded our expectations...and the same is France.  Happily my French is fluent, unlike my Italian, I need to learn more before the next trip.  A

Jul 08, 2021 06:48 AM
Wendy Rulnick

A - That is a fantastic question to ask the concierge. Thanks for the tip!

Jul 23, 2021 06:06 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nina Hollander, Broker It was memorable, and every place we went to had so much character and atmosphere...A

Jul 08, 2021 06:49 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 we marveled at how long the place has remained intact.  The old Romans knew what they were doing.  A

Jul 08, 2021 06:51 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Barbara Tattersall 

We are looking forward to going back. A

Jul 08, 2021 06:53 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Grant Schneider we are looking forward to going back there.   A

Jul 08, 2021 06:54 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

If you ever find that recipe, I hope you share it.  It sounds delicious.  The meal and the experience must have been amazing.

Jul 08, 2021 06:58 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your travels.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jul 08, 2021 07:02 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello A and Ron,  Nice looking place and a place I would like to have dinner with both of you!

 

Jul 08, 2021 09:12 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel - What a wonderful memory you shared with us about Italy.  I still remember a special place in Venice where we dined on the side of a canal.  I do want to go back and explore Sicily and the southern coast of Italy.  

Jul 08, 2021 10:15 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Ron and Alexandra- if we're taking votes, mine is for you two to return and get that recipe!!!

Jul 08, 2021 10:45 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty I am planning to return, and hopefully I can talk to the chef...and we have a chef friend in Cinque Terra that could probably share the recipe with us.  I just need European measuring tools.  A

Jul 08, 2021 10:49 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Roy Kelley it is always fun to go down the road to memory lane, and we have so many wonderful memories. A

Jul 08, 2021 10:50 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Will Hamm we would enjoy dinner with you, and I know how much you like to cook.  A

Jul 08, 2021 10:50 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Sicily is wonderful, we would recommend it, and then you can also visit the Aeolian Islands, on our list to see.  We loved Taormina, because it was reminiscent of old Italy and the Greek influence outside of Taormina.  Palermo is just another big city...Also Sardinia is worth a visit...A

Jul 08, 2021 10:54 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathy Streib Thank you for the vote, we are thinking of next year to return during Porcini Season.  Before that Champagne is on our list.  A

Jul 08, 2021 10:55 AM