In a nation that’s renowned the world over for its food, Bologna stands out as the food capital of Italy. Eating in Bologna is more than a necessity, it’s an art form, but it can be difficult figuring out what the top must eat foods in Bologna are when visiting the city. We take food seriously here. Tradition has a capital T and you can easily end up in the middle of a discussion about who makes the best pasta in Bologna. Our most iconic dishes aren't as sophisticated as, say, elaborate Sicilian creations, but they represent the perfect comfort food and are a celebration of guilt-free joy at the table, as well as a feast of meat and saturated fats. There are a couple of dishes I would recommend but if you are embarking upon a Bologna food tour then a good starting point would be with my five top choices.