Below street level, this charming restaurant has wine-cave ceilings, dark wood and barrels, and kitsch everywhere to make it cozy (hanging pots, old radios, even a Victrola). Our host/waiter made us feel extremely welcome. Three of our 4 choices were outstanding: rich rigatoni Amatriciana, gnochetti made with pumpkin and guanciale, and a salad of fresh porcini and celery draped in generous shavings of aged grana padano. My salad of tuna, tomatoes, corn, mozzarella, greens, and shredded carrot was ample and fresh but dismally ordinary--mostly my own fault for taking such a pedestrian option. With water and a bottle of local wine, the bill was 54 euro--not bad. If we get back to Bologna, we'll definitely give them another try.
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