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Bologna Food Tour from a local perspective

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Bologna Food Tour from a local perspective

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Bologna is home to one of the best cuisines in Italy—where favorites like tortellini and were created—but it can be a challenge for travelers to find down-to-earth meals in the restaurant circuit.  With this tour, a guide takes you to at least half a dozen restaurants and cafes serving dishes away from the tourists. It’s an immersion in local gastronomy with pasta, salumi, pizza, wine, and gelato.
  • A guide takes you to family-run restaurants and cafes away from tourists
  • Value: make up to six stops for food, dessert, and wine
  • Let someone else plan breakfast and lunch for a day
  • This small-group tour is designed to offer a more personal experience
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Departure Point di Porta Ravegnana, Bologna BO, Italy

The meeting point is at 9.50am at Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, in front of Feltrinelli Book Store, below the Two Towers. If you come by car, you can park at Piazza 8 Agosto, 15 mins by walk to the meeting point.

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • The nearest parking at the meeting point is Piazza 8 Agosto, consider there is some traffic in the morning in Bologna, please, text me if you are late!
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Delicious Bologna
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bologna Food Tour from a local perspective?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Bologna Food Tour from a local perspective.
What is the policy on sanitization during Bologna Food Tour from a local perspective?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Bologna Food Tour from a local perspective.

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  • "Make sure you do it Day 1 of your trip to best make use of Mattio’s restaurant recommendations." See review


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A half-day of exploring...
, Jan 2022
A half-day of exploring the back alleys of the city and finding the hidden gems that only locals know about was an added bonus to our vacation. Along the way, we were shown local sights, the history behind them, and how they affected the city's growth over the centuries. All of the restaurants that we visited were amazing and the nap after our breakfast, brunch, lunch, second lunch, a quick snack was well deserved. It is key to do this tour the first few days you're in Bologna (if you're staying awhile). Mattia was great by sending an email with a "few" more recommended places to eat, so you're left with a great foodie list for the remainder of your stay!
Don’t miss it!
, Dec 2021
Incredible tour with a wonderful guide. Mattia is amazing. The food, the places, perfectly selected and incredibly chosen. I would do it again. Highly recommend, you will never forget Bologna and definitely would consider to stay more for the evening tour :-) high five Mattia, well done!!!
, Dec 2021
Overall excellent experience with delicious food. Our tour guide mattia was knowledgeable, funny and super nice. It was the perfect way of getting to see the highlights of Bologna.
Highly recommend!
, Nov 2021
We had an excellent time on the Delicious Bologna Food Tour! Mattia is an amazing guide who is clearly passionate about the culture and history of Bologna food. We got to eat some delicious Bologna specialties and learned so much! Highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Bologna!
The best Bologn food tour
, Nov 2021
Doing the tour with Mattia was the most enjoyable tour I have yet to do!! Not only was the food excellent, Mattia is also knowledgeable about Bologna history and this was so important. You must take this tour!!
Very interesting and tasty.we enjoyed very much
, Nov 2021
The stories about the idp and dop and all the traditional food history and the food culture. The food was grate.
Local food perspektiv is 5 star trip
, Nov 2021
Very fun and learning trip. Fantastisk guide and the food was amazing. I think everybody has to try this.
, Nov 2021
Great tour, super food and very knowledgeable guide! Also showed a few historic sites, which was a nice change!
Great tour. Highly...
, Oct 2021
Great tour. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Bologna. A lot of interesting history and great food sampling
Well worth tour
, Oct 2021
Matias was excellent and took us to a few different places where we tasted the traditional food as we also walked around the city discovering interesting facts about some of the historic spots. Really liked the fact that the group was small, there were 6 of us only (and he said his maximum are 8) so it's pretty much a private experience!

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