There’s a common misconception about a “trattoria” and an “osteria” being sort of the same thing. In fact, there are many Italian people who can’t tell the difference themselves. After all, they’re both restaurants, aren’t they? Well, not quite.
Nowadays the terms are widely misused to refer to traditional local restaurant; nonetheless, there is, or at least was, a big difference between the two.
Now you know what to expect when entering an osteria, a trattoria and an enoteca. We highly suggest you try all three of them during your stay in Bologna, in order to fully enjoy the food and wine experience of our beautiful town!
Our suggestions in Bologna:
Trattoria Osteria Buca Manzoni
Osteria del Sole
Enoteca Storica Faccioli
Stefano Dozza - Delicious Bologna Food Blogger