Bologna Food Tour from a local perspective

Bologna, Italy
Bologna Food Tour from a local perspective
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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


A walking food tour in Bologna with a local guide, 6 stops at some historical shops to taste several local specialties such as tortellini, ragù, Parmigiano Reggiano, Aceto Balsamico di Modena, mortadella, regional wine and much more. Along the way you visit the main spots of Bologna, the food market and discover legends and stories of Bologna.
  • 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

What's Included

  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel pickup

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza di Porta Ravegnana 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.

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Delicious Bologna - Bologna Food Tours

4 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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!
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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An absolutely fantastic way to get yourself acquainted with the different areas of Bologna and experience the different food options in the city. The food tour was a highlight of our visit to the city and the guide was both entertaining and very knowledgeable about the city and different eateries we visited. I would definitely recommend this tour.


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Loved our day in Bologna with Mattia!
Sam_T, Sep 2023
Highly recommend!!! We visited Bologna for a day trip from Florence and are so happy we booked this tour. Mattia was an incredible guide and is clearly passionate about Bologna’s food and traditions. We learned so much about Bologna’s history along the way. Thank you Mattia for an amazing day!
Amazing and personal food tour!
NeddieJoye_T, Sep 2023
Mattia has put together an amazing tour! When we booked we didn’t realize our tour would actually be with the owner of Delicious Bologna! He is passionate about Bologna food traditions and excellence and did a really great job of sharing that with us. We definitely took his advice on restaurants following the tour and might have accidentally run into him twice at his favorite gelato shop in the following days.
Bologna Food tour
Carmela_P, Sep 2023
Mattie us very informative and interesting on his approach to Italian food in Bologna. We enjoyed his humour and stories about this wonderful city.
Great Tour!
Richard_S, Sep 2023
The food was great and the guide was fantastic. Learned many things about the food and history of the city.
Brilliant tour
Julie_A, Sep 2023
An absolutely fantastic way to get yourself acquainted with the different areas of Bologna and experience the different food options in the city. The food tour was a highlight of our visit to the city and the guide was both entertaining and very knowledgeable about the city and different eateries we visited. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Brilliantly delicious - worth every cent :)
Matt_F, Jul 2023
We spent a fantastic five hours with Ricardo and a pleasant, small group (7). From the coffee & breakfast to the Quadrilatero to lunch to the gelateria, the tour was full of interesting culinary information, historical and cultural context, funny anecdotes - and of course delicious food and wine! Certainly one of the more expensive tours available - but worth every single cent. The organisers are clearly passionate about their city/region and its gastronomy, and a good time is guaranteed. Highly recommended! Grazie mille!
So delicious!
Katherine_C, Jul 2023
All was superb, including the guide, Mattia. We also had a group of 5 tourists, whose company we enjoyed.
The tour was an...
Sharita_N, Jul 2023
The tour was an enlightening experience with information about food from Bologna and some fun historical facts. Plenty of food to keep you satisfied.
Great for a Quick Visit!
Riley_G, Jul 2023
Ricardo was a fun and engaging tour guide, showed us the highlights of food culture and we learned about all of the classic staples. The tour included breakfast and lunch, even coffee first thing. We appreciated the small group (about 8 people) and the personal touch you get with a small group. Highly recommend.
Great way to learn about the wonderful food of Bologna!
Wendy_S, Jun 2023
We learned SO much about the food of Bologna. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour.
Book it
Aida_T, Jun 2023
Best tour for Bologna. We visited Bologna as the foodie capital of Italy and it did not disappoint. Our tour guide from Delicious Bologna was amazing, fun, and very knowledgeable.
good food tour
Steve_B, Jun 2023
excellent knowledge of local foods and what to look for. good explanation of doc and other designations. funny stories about bologna and its history.
A Foodie’s Delight. A thoroughly wonderful and delicious way to spend in this great city.
Beth_D, Jun 2023
Our guide, Ricardo, was terrific! He is knowledgeable, amiable, funny, and fun. We visited authentically local venues starting with excellent coffee at a shop which roasts its own beans, a pasta lab making tortellini, a gorgeous salumeria featuring beautiful prosciutto and other meats , pastas, and delicacies, tasted and compared prosciutto and culatello, had lunch with three different pastas ( tortellini in broth, tagliatelle, and lasagna), sampled 25 year old balsamic , all topped off by gelato from an out of the way cremaria . All throughout the various stops we learned about the cultivation and processing of these products and what distinguishes the authentic from the ordinary. In addition, Riccardo sprinkled facts and information about the history of Bologna as we covered the route from place to place.
Great food tour.
Janet_J, Jun 2023
Great experience. Mattio was a fabulous guide and made this a really fun tour. Highly recommend this tour of Bologna.
Best tour!
Ashley_G, Jun 2023
Do not miss this tour! Mattia limits the group size so you can fully take in this wonderful experience. He is knowledgeable, passionate and full of great tips for maximizing your time in Bologna. Simply incredible!
Great small group food tour!
Linda_S, Jun 2023
Enjoyed the tour, the food and the stories about Bologna. This tour was so informative, do it at the beginning of your stay because you will receive all kinds of restaurant recommendations, and helpful information about exploring the city. It is a small group, only 8. One of the best food tours I have experienced!
Food tour from local perspective
Barbara_E, Jun 2023
Wonderful tour. Delicious food. Guide was very informative about traditional food in Bologna.. We tried a variety of food accompanied by wine or beer.The morning started with a choice of coffee and a pastry. Highly recommend this tour.
Perfect food tour
Vanessa_S, Jun 2023
A wonderful tour with the perfect balance of food tasting, facts about the food, and landmarks/history of the city. The lunch spot we were brought to was so good that we went back by ourselves for dinner! Riccardo was very friendly and personable.
Tasting Bologna's highlights between strolls around historic city center
Jeff_B, May 2023
We traveled from Florence to Bologna by train for the day, and this tour made the trip worth it. Mattia is an incredible guide with everything you want to know about regional Italian cuisine. If you have an interest in local ingredients and Bologna's place as a food hub, this tour is for you. We got to try a spread of spectacular meats in a hidden wine bar, walked throughout the porticos of the city, tried three healthy portions of pasta for lunch, and ended with gelato. Take a half day for this food tour, do it!
Food tour from a local perspective
Helen_H, May 2023
Our guide was excellent, very informative. Our tour started on time & moved at a pace that all could manage. The company of a small group (9 people ) was great, & the food was very delicious.

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