Just next to Navile canal, in a typical country court setting stands Da Sandro al Navile Restaurant.
I met this place for the first time a few years ago, my father brought me there. Since that, I've been there a lot of times.
The place is not far from Bologna city centre, but you'd feel like you were in the countryside.
What's Sandro al Navile?
Sandro al Navile is a smart but not formal restaurant.
After a neverending appetizer cart, from which you can choose whatever you want, a kind waiter shows you the menu.
Dishes vary depending on seasons, but typically they refer to a revisited Emilian cooking cuisine.
For the first course you can try the classics of Emilia tradition like tortellini or tagliatelle, really well made. Or try pasta like ravioli with culatello di Zibello and asparagus tips or strettine with mushrooms and Norcia truffles.
What you eat at Sandro al Navile
Don't miss the desserts: try Gelato Martecato with Balsamic vinegar of Modena, prepared at the moment at your table, you won't forgive it.
Da Sandro Al Navile
Address: Via del Sostegno, 15, 40131 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 634 3100
[photos courtesy of NiKoboi]