Bologna gastronomic experience with a local

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Emilian gastronomic experience with a local

From $85.49

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Dinner

      Meeting And Pickup

      Meeting point

      • Fontana del Nettuno
        Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy

        right in front of the statue there will be one of us waiting for you!

      End point

      • Piazza Maggiore
        Piazza Maggiore, 40124 Bologna BO, Italy

      What To Expect


      3 hours Admission Ticket Free

      Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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.
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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      Featured review
      Alice was wonderful and very passionate about Bologna’s food and wine . Loved her knowledgeable inside track . The highlight was the osteria and the food market . Highly recommend doing this on your first day in Bologna .


      68 reviews
      Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
      Reviews by Viator travelers.
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      Delicious fun
      Andrew_G, Sep 2023
      Roberta was a friendly and fun guide who took us to a number of interesting food joints, and kept us amused for more than 3 and a half hours.
      Response from Host, Sep 2023
      Ciao! we appreciate you had a great tour in Bologna with us Alla prossima :)
      Great Bologna food scene tour
      Susanne_R, Sep 2023
      Great friendly guide. Took her time, was very present, talked to everybody. I liked the variety of products and places we where introduced to. Overall a very nice experience
      Response from Host, Sep 2023
      Ciao! thank you for taking time sharing your experience in Bologna with us, we're happy that you enjoyed it! Alla prossima :)
      Alice was an Amazing...
      phidi, Sep 2023
      Alice was an Amazing guide, so knowledgeable about everything Bologna food wise… a big yum yum omg!! So much food …we didn’t need dinner.
      Response from Host, Sep 2023
      Ciao! thank your sharing your experience with us, we really appreciate it! Alla prossima :)
      Our guide Alice was very...
      Zdenka_I, Aug 2023
      Our guide Alice was very nice. She shared some good and new information about ialian products of Bologna. It was a complete trip, with a lettre bit of everything.
      Response from Host, Sep 2023
      Ciao! How good to read that your gastronomic tour in Bologna was a good one. Hopefully you'll be able to join the next one Alla prossima :)
      Just Do It - The Bologna Way!
      Claudia_P, Jul 2023
      Alice our fabulous guide was very knowledgeable about the foods of Bologna. We sampled sweets, cured meats, cheeses, tortellini and tagliatelli with different sauces, a white and a red wine PLUS Gelato afterward. The experience was fantastic! We're still full. LOL. Also a big THANK YOU to Alice for being so pleasant while answering our many questions!!!
      Response from Host, Jul 2023
      Many thanks Claudia, it so good to receive such a great feedback! We really appreciate that, grazie!
      Great food!!
      cgf6675, Jul 2023
      Alice was a fantastic hostess!! She was very informative about the foods and shops around the city. She took us to some really neat off the beaten path places. The small group was very nice and personal. Highly recommend this tour with Alice
      Response from Host, Jul 2023
      many thanks for sharing this public review, we really appreciate your feedback and above all your visit! hope to have you again soon!
      Excellent tour with Roberta!
      Daniela_C, Jul 2023
      We had a fantastic time with Roberta! She took us where the locals go. We started with a lovely pastry and coffee, then headed to a famous balsamic vinegar store for a tour and some tasting. We then headed to the market to learn about local cuisine, grab some bread, cold cuts and cheese and went to an Osteria and had some wine with our sandwiches. What an experience! After that, Roberta took us to a restaurant where we tasted tortellini and tagliatelle. Finally, we went to a Gelato Cafe where the variety of flavors were endless. We had the best food and the best time in Bologna. We can't wait to come back!
      Response from Host, Jul 2023
      So glad to read youhad the best time and best experience in Bologna! That's exactly what we pretend to offer, create this nice memories and to aspire to great reviews like this one! grazie!!
      Delicious and delightful Bologna tour!
      Gina_S, Jun 2023
      What a wonderful experience of delicious Bolognese food! Our tour guide, Alice, was so warm and friendly and informative, and we had a lovely small group of about 10 people. We started with a delicious breakfast in a pasticceria, visit to a balsamic vinegar shop, and snacks of parmigiano Reggiano, prosciutto di Parma and much other goodness along with local Prosecco at the historic Osteria del Sole, where you bring your food with you because you can only buy wine, beer or spritz. That was followed by tagliatelle bolognese and incredible tortellini for lunch and then gelato at Gianni’s. We met some lovely folks and got some interesting insights into Bolognese food. We are fiftyish adults traveling with our two teen kids, and both adults and teens agreed that this was a highlight of our trip!
      Fun first day in Bologna
      Crystal_B, Jun 2023
      Roberta was great! It was her first time leading a group after training and she did an amazing job. Highly recommend.
      Hidden Gems
      Alison_W, Jun 2023
      Alice was wonderful and very passionate about Bologna’s food and wine . Loved her knowledgeable inside track . The highlight was the osteria and the food market . Highly recommend doing this on your first day in Bologna .
      Fabulous tour guide historians and food.
      Norma_S, Jun 2023
      Our guides were so knowledgeable about the history of food and places in Bologna. Their anecdotes and humor brought the Bologna food scene to life in a way that never would have happened for us if we didn't have this tour. The food and fellow travelers were great! Brava Federica and Roberta!
      Response from Host, Jun 2023
      Many thanks for your great review! we really appreciate this, it make us realy proud! Hope to have you again soon!
      Great food experience!
      Anna_H, Jun 2023
      Alice was our guide. She was very friendly, knowledgeable and made it a wonderful experience. The food was plentiful so dont have breakfast before you come!
      Don’t miss this one!
      Tina_C, May 2023
      Guide was a lot of fun. It was a great group to share this amazing experience with. The sights, smells and tastes were incredible.
      A Fun Food Tour
      Lauren_M, May 2023
      We had a great time with Federica! I felt like we got the value from the tour. Federica was great about explaining what each thing was and where it came from. She also explained a bit of Bologna's history as we walked around. My favorite stop was a trattoria to try tortellini and tagliatelle with ragu. Come hungry because there is a lot of food! My only critique would be that the breakfast stop could be skipped (and then the tour could be cheaper). Our guide told us that there aren't really any breakfasts that are typical to only Bologna. While my croissant was very good, I could have gotten one like it anywhere. All of the other stops were more specific to Bologna and very good!
      Good vibes
      Katelyn_M, May 2023
      Our tour guide was amazing! We learned so much about food in bologna. 10/10 recommend. Thanks for everything!!
      Food Better Than Naples
      mybabysnookie, May 2023
      Just when you thought you discovered food to die for (NAPLES) Waite till you discover the cuisine of Bologna now that’s food to die and kill for! Best quality food ever and half the price than US!
      David_H, May 2023
      Had a wonderful time, Alice was very informative, took us to some interesting places and explained about the produce and the procedures. Have been back to some of the places that she took us to. We enjoyed the gastronomic delights she introduced us to
      Response from Host, May 2023
      Grazie David! It was great having you, thanks for choosing our experience and for sharing this 5 stars review!!
      Food tour rainy day
      Ken_B, May 2023
      Very basic food your not much detail but if you want a group tour it will work - we had a very wet rainy day which was a bummer -
      Response from Host, May 2023
      Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback about your recent gastronomic experience tour. We're sorry to hear that your tour was affected by the rainy weather - lucky Bologna if famous arcades to walk around even if it rains 😉 We understand that our visitors have different expectations and preferences when it comes to our tours, and we appreciate your feedback as it helps us to improve the overall experience we offer. Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any additional feedback or concerns, we will definitely take your feedback into account as we continue to refine our offerings. Once again, thank you and we hope to have the opportunity to provide you with a better experience in the future. With 🧡, Tours and the City
      Karyne_B, Apr 2023
      Frederika was really delightful. Full of energy, knowledge and knows her city's food scene. Our first stop was a typical coffee shop with pastries from sweet to savory, all the food and wine are included!, then to a balsamic vinegar tasting with a short briefing of how the vinegar is made and stored. The bar where you can bring your own food as long as you drink is a hoot! Frederika laid out a spread of breads, meats and cheeses and described each one as we dug in, the Lambrusco was a perfect pairing! Then for lunch at a trattoria with a tasting of two pastas, more wine and gelato at the next stop. Go hungry, there is ample food!!
      Response from Host, May 2023
      Grazie Karyne! Thanks for joining our food tour in Bologna! hope to have you again soon!!
      The best local food tour
      Nadia_H, Mar 2023
      Marco was an amazing guide and took us to some great local places and was very informative about the city and its history. We really enjoyed the whole experience and would definitely book with him again.
      Response from Host, Mar 2023
      Many thanks Nadia, it was great having you in Bologna! we are glad to read that Marco was amazing, we really appreciate that!

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