Sfoglia Rina: The Best Place to Satisfy Your Pasta Cravings in Bologna

Lunch at Sfoglia Rina

A cozy place with chickens on the walls opened in Bologna, just under the 2 towers, to transform boring lunch breaks into a dream: Sfoglia Rina.

It was created by Rina in 1963 as a fresh pasta shop, but only 40 years later his grandson Lorenzo decided to rethink the traditional fresh pasta laboratory as a bakery with restaurant.

Bologna sfoglia rina cakes

Ciambella cake at Sfoglia Rina. Get a slice with coffee.

Take away or eat inside?

Are you sleeping in one of the best Airbnb in Bologna and would like to take home and cook fresh pasta?

Avoid the long queue outside Sfoglia Rina and go straight to the counter to order your tortelloni.

If you're looking for a delicious lunch break then go to the main room for the restaurant service.

Sfoglia Rina menu: a delicate choice

The weekly menu, handwritten on a blackboard, walks between Emilia Romagna traditional dishes to more refined plates based on seasonal vegetables.

You can choose some of the most famous Bologna pasta like tortellini (with broth or with a mascarpone cheese cream), tagliatelle al ragù, lasagne or tigelle with charcuterie, all perfectly made.

If you're crazy about pasta, you should take a look at our food tour in Parma as well ;)

I usually pick from the weekly menu. In Autumn you can try fettuccine with porcini mushrooms, chestnut gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese, nuts and orange zests or tortelloni pumpkin and bacon.

Sfoglia Rina Bologna - Tortelloni

Black tortelloni with pumpkin and hazelnuts: a seasonal pasta to find in Autumn

What's the price?

All the pasta dishes cost from 8 to 9€ and are served with a small bread and a vegetable side dish different every day.

Don’t forget one of Bologna desserts (3€): panna cotta, ricotta cake with figs or the delicious biscuits served with a glass of Malvasia wine.
The coffee is made with moka.

You will spend 10-12 euros with dessert, with no charge for water and cover.


Sfoglia Rina
Via Castiglione, 5/b, 40124 Bologna BO
Tel. 051 991 1710

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