Wine bars are my favourite places to drink, and Italians get them so right. As we wandered through the winding streets of Bologna we came across a charming looking wine bar, which seemed ideal for a pre-dinner drink.
We seemed to have picked the right place. This is really a local hangout, right in the centre of town. We got lucky upon arrival as a table just came available, but it’s tiny and you definitely want to sit in the front room (there are more tables at the back, but it’s a bit quiet and lacking of atmosphere). A lot of people just stood by the bar sipping wine, and they could have done with another member of staff.
But the wines were excellent, and it had such a wonderful, upbeat, authentic Italian feel. Further more, the setting was delightful, and you’re in the best location for dinner afterwards (Cesarina is 2 minutes walk, and Drogheria della Rossa probably about 5 minutes).
Definitely one of the best – and non-touristy – bars we came across.
Via Santo Stefano, 5/A