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Bologna: Osteria dell'Orsa

Via Mentana, 1 , Phone: 051-23-15-76
Closing day: None, open every day of the year

Reviewed by: Susie Lindsay from USA, review #3668

When: 2011

Authentic osteria in the heart of Bologna, frequented by students

After our usual heavy, multi hour lunch, we were in the mood for something simple and authentic. We found it here at Osteria dell'Orsa.

This is an authentic osteria with communal tables, well worn by generations of elbows and forearms. I mean this in the best possible way! It is a haunt of students and Bolognese and many of them hang out here for hours.

They serve some meals, but for me, the prize is fresh tigelle and crescentine. These are breads local to this region, made with lard and fried. They are delivered hot and fresh to your table. They make a perfect accompaniment to platters of assorted salumi and cheeses. That, a salad and some wine and you are happy! Maybe some fresh fruit for dessert...

We really liked our African waiter and the soundtrack of Bob Dylan. I did not record the price in my journal, but it was very inexpensive.

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