Bolognese Fast Food

Photograph by AmUnivers
Photograph by AmUnivers

Piadina is the fast food of choice for local Bolognese. Piadina is a delicious thin flat bread sandwich cooked in an iron grill and served warm. Our personal favorite combination is rucolo, proscuitto crudo, and and a soft italian cheese called squaquarone. Other top picks include spicy chili or the classic tomato and mozzarella combo.

The north and south of the Emilia-Romagna region have been in all-out competition over cuisine since they united in 1946 as a singular region. While the best piadinas hail from the southern Romagna section, a tiny shop called Bagno 29, located in the center of Bologna, really gives southern Romagna a run for its money.

It’s always packed between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays, when university students cram in between classes. The special cannot be beat. It includes piadina, soda or beer, and espresso for €5. Bagno 29 is located just a few steps off Via Mizzini on Via Petrine.

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