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“Select from the lunch buffet carefully”
Review of Tamburini

Tamburini
Ranked #148 of 1,859 Restaurants in Bologna
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Santo Stefano
Description: Pork is the domestic pig intended as a supplier of meat and sausages. The Latin origin, maialis, is related to the habit of sacrifice to the goddess Maia a pig (porcus), term connotation, even more than the other, in the negative. In the ancient traditions (Latin, Greek, Celtic), pork was considered a good supplier of meat, like other animals. More and different cultures, ancient and recent, have on the contrary "demonized", branded as unclean animal and then banished from the power. Arista and ham therefore forbidden for Brahmins, Jews, Muslims. From the gastronomic point of view, treaties Italians from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century, the target social high, almost ignore the pig, who gained wide popularity in the last two centuries, especially among the lower classes that they had never underestimated the value primary food (often single) and thanks to the birth of the popular culinary manuals and popular. As for today's dieticians crusades against pork and the fat that the poor beast carries (and inside), it suspend judgment and give voice to Giovanni Tamburini, when, a little 'to tease him and a bit' not to die, he says: "Has anyone ever calculated the ratio joy (or satisfaction) for triglycerides divided by average life? If we give a very high value to the joy in function numerator, the average life span is extended ...! " Intermezzo zoological anatomy "Pig: subfamily of mammals, which is identified in the pig, pet bred by humans since the time the oldest. Even today maintains a position of primary importance, dovu-ta to the recognition of its excellent quality dietary and nutritional. High consumers of pork appear to be the Germans, with almost 60 kg per person per year; in Italy the consumption is around 24 kg per capita. The pig represents the animal food for excellence, data that is used throughout; meat, fat, viscera, blood, fowl and bristles. Among the many Italian pig breeds are to be mentioned: the "Emiliana" of Reggio and Parma, the "Lombard", the "Macchiaiola", the "Adriatic", the "Perugina" and others, today almost completely disappeared and replaced by imported breeds from abroad. Among these the most important are the "Large White", the "Landrace", the "Poland China" l "'Hampshire." Especially the "Large White" is highly appreciated for its precocity, fertility, prolificacy and high yields fattening and slaughter. Pigs of this breed and its crosses derivatives are slaughtered on the year of age and weighing about 140-150 kg, providing meat for the Italian delicatessen factory. "(From: Big illustrated encyclopedia of gastronomy. By Mario Guarnaschelli Gotti. Milan, Selection from the Reader's Digest, 1990)
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Tamburini is one of the famous delis in the old market section of Bologna. It's a real institution and stepping through the door, you can sense its history and oggle the amazing local products, like enormous legs of aging parma harm, local salamis, and a really appealing cheese case.

At lunchtime, it's a popular spot with locals to sit and have an informal buffet. Since it was our first trip inside, we decided to try half portions of a few dishes. We weren't hungry enough to also get the a sizable plate of thinly sliced hams / salumi (for 6 euros), but it looked tempting. We went with a 1/2 portion of an oven-roasted pork loin (5 euros), which proved to be the standout of the meal. Though the flavorful pork was served with some disappointing fried potatoes (they were cold and tasted bland, like hard old french fries). We also had a 1/2 portion of a fresh local pasta tossed in local cheese and ham, almost like a more gourmet take on mac and cheese. We also selected a plate of cooked vegetables (4 euros) which was probably the most disappointing. On the plate, there were two roasted tomatoes topped with olive oil and breadcrumbs and what we think was a roasted endive covered in the same dense coating. If the veggies were served hot - instead lukewarm buffet temperature - they might have had a chance. They didn't have much flavor and the texture was mushy.

The average meal didn't completely sour us, but next time, we'd order more carefully, selecting items that taste just as good at room temperature - like the ham/salami plate and some ripe cantaloupe melon.

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Reviewed June 12, 2013

I live in Bologna and I shop in this place since my childhood.
it may be not exactly what grandma will cook at home, but the level is outstanding, especially selection od dry cuts and cheese.
Worthy the visit, and also in a beautiful setting, surroundings are THE places to see in town...

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Stopped off here with friends and had a lovely afternoon. If you're in the area, it's definitely worth a visit. Staff were friendly and spoke good English (which helped), making food, and wine recommendations from a vast selection.
Although the premises is both a bar and a deli, we were told that we could not bring food from the deli through to the bar. There was only lasagne & a meat/cheese platter available to eat in the bar area. The platter was, however, massive, with a huge range of meat and cheese, and served with some lush fresh bread.

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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Have just got back from beautiful Bologna, a wonderful destination made even better by the excellent speciality platters at Tamburini - also do Pasta etc - and wonderful wines,. Delicious!

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Had a great aperitvo in the bar/resto section early evening. We left for dinner somewhere else, to only decide to go back, for more deliscious bites in the 'shop' section, which in the evening converts into a dining experience! Utterly delicious food and wine! And all is for sale as well, even better!

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