Welcome to Bologna

Welcome to Bologna

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Welcome to Bologna

For the serious food lover, pasta means Bologna.  Home to much-loved musician and actor, Lucio Dalla, this is an Italian city rivalled only by the majesty of Rome.

Bologna is the lively, historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in northern Italy. Its Piazza Maggiore is a sprawling and beautiful plaza lined with arched colonnades, cafes and medieval and Renaissance structures such as City Hall, the Fountain of Neptune and the Basilica di San Petronio. Among the city’s many medieval towers are the Two Towers, leaning Asinelli and Garisenda. Just over 153 kilometres from Venice, Bologna offers incredible sights, plenty of history and, of course, lots of fantastic food.

A foodie’s guide to Bologna

Bologna is the gateway to the incredible cuisine of Emilia Romagna – here are some of our favourites:


Mortadella is the original, authentic version of the meat which many Americans call “baloney” or “Bologna” and it is one of Bologna’s most famous products. Mortadella is a high-quality pork product which is used in many great Italian recipes originating from Bologna. Parmigiano Reggiano – Parmesan Cheese

Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese

12- 24- and 36-month aged Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is produced only in Parma, Reggio Emilia and Bologna and is used in lots of Italian recipes due to its crumbly texture and salty taste.

Time for lunch

Mortadella and Parmigiano-Reggiano are often served at lunchtime in Bologna as a form of sandwich using flatbread.  Other fillings include Italian sausage, mozzarella and fresh tomatoes.

The famous pasta

In Bologna, only fresh pasta will do – and there are plenty of different kinds to choose from, the most popular of which are:

  1. Malfattini – “Badly Made” tiny pasta.
  2. Angel Hair Pasta
  3. Cappelletti (A variant of the “Tortellini”, the latter being famous in Bologna)
  4. Tortellini – The classic tiny stuffed pasta from Bologna
  5. Tortelli – Square stuffed pasta.
  6. Sfoja Lorda – A thin layer of ricotta paste is spread between two layers of pasta, then cut into a square.
  7. Quadrucci – tiny squares used in soup
  8. Pappardelle
  9. Maltagliati (means “poorly cut” and is an offcut from the leftover dough)
  10. Strichetti or Farfalle
  11. Cappelletto Matto (crazy cappelletti) – an alternative shaping of the cappelletti
  12. Pappardelle for broth – a thinner version of pappardelle
  13. Tagliatelle – Bologna’s most famous thin cut pasta
  14. Tagliolini – A thinner version of tagliatelle

The most popular toppings for pasta in Bologna include (surprisingly, it’s not Bolognese!):

Ragu – a sauce made with stock, tomato paste and roughly shredded beef

Tortellini in brodo – Tortellini pasta stuffed with meat and served in a form of broth made from beef stock.

Gramigna alla Salsiccia – chopped pork sausage blended with a form of bolognese style sauce. 

Just desserts

If you have any room left, desserts in Bologna are hard to beat:

Gelato – Italy’s famous ice-cream is always worth saving some room for.

Ricciolina – For when you simply can’t get enough of that Bologna past, you can even have it in your pudding!  Ricciolina is A cake mix filling, flavoured with almond liqueur and candied citrus fruit, is mixed with thin tagliatelle baked in a shortcrust pastry shell. 

At Mexita Springburn, we share Bologna’s passion for fresh, great tasting food but, luckily, you don’t have to travel quite so far for ours.  Our chefs are on hand seven days a week to serve up authentic pizzas, calzones and pasta – including bolognese and carbonara.  If you like us, please visit our website for order & register for monthly email & offers   www.mexitaspringburn.com  

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