Bolognese Trattoria Experience - Dinner with a Local

Bolognese food culture, tagliatelle, red wine and lively conversation - the Italian way of dining

  • Private &

  • 3 hours

  • From
    €66.25  EUR per person based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

Ah, bella Italia, how we adore your dedication to delicious food.

Bologna is known as Italy’s food capital (a contentious title if ever we heard one), and the only thing better than good food is good food and good company.

So you’ll join one of our friendly local Bologna hosts to enjoy dinner together at a local osteria, indulging in great food, cooked with all the love and attention you’d expect in Bologna la Grassa.

Get to know Bologna’s cuisine and traditional dishes, as you feast on antipasti followed by two traditional courses (we suggest you don’t wear tight trousers).

The Bolognese are passionate about their food culture, and with such incredible seasonal produce available, it’s no wonder.

Italian meals are all about enjoyment and gratifying conversation, so get to know your host over a few glasses of wine, chatting about the food culture of the area.

They’ll also be more than happy to fill you in on all the best eateries and food markets to try out during the remainder of your stay.

Experience highlights

  • Sit down to dinner with your host in a classic trattoria or osteria

  • Discover a place where the locals really eat and try the classic dishes that are served there

  • Learn about Italian food culture and the dishes that are eaten for primo and secondo

  • Taste the flavors of Bologna as you order the classic dishes that are staples in the city

  • Enjoy a glass of regional wine, beer or soft drink with your meal

  • Get recommendations from your host about the best places to eat in the city

Good to know

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 3 hours with a host
  • A full meal consisting of antipasti to share, then 2 courses and 2 drinks per person
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks additional to those stated above
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

  • Tell us your preferences and book

    See an experience you like and book it. We will ask a few questions to build the right experience with you.

  • Just right for you

    We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.

  • The fun bit

    Spend time in the city with your carefullyselected host. You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted so it’s up to you and your host where you go and what you do.

Hello curious traveler! If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me with any questions or plans you may have. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

Reviews for Bologna


August 2019

Thank you!

I really enjoyed the tour!! Sofia's knowledge and patience made the tour delightful.

Review by William B


August 2019

Bologna you want to know

We had a great time with Gabriele walking around the city and simply chatting. Plenty of interesting stories (e.g. what are Bologna's ties with water, how it built seven churches in one place not destroying anything etc.). We had interesting discussions with someone who knows and loves his city. Definitely recommend when you are in Bologna - Gabriele will add colors to this beautiful place.

Review by Rafal D


July 2019

Bologna with Tour guide, Adele

I had a lovely day! Adèle was so nice and educated me on the culture and historical sights of Bologna. She was so sweet. Got some exercise by walking. Ate pizza and granitas. Saw many churches, towers, and a secret window. Adèle was quite helpful , as I attempted to converse with the local Italians. She was so kind to pick me up and take me back to my hotel. It was a wonderful experience!!

Review by Susan C

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