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“The place to eat and buy food in Bologna” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tamburini

Tamburini
Ranked #166 of 1,789 Restaurants in Bologna
Price range: $5 - $16
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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)
Tel Aviv, Israel
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“The place to eat and buy food in Bologna”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

When I was in Bologna I was asked to buy white truffles oil (which cost me 14 Euro) , and I found this great food shop which activates also as a restaurant where you can buy and taste the local bolognese food and products.
The shop sells wines, oil, pasta, vinegar, cheese, sausages etc...
This food shop is located in a parallel street to the main square between san petronio cathedral and the two leaning towers.

This shop has also a website:
http://www.tamburini.com/

  • Visited December 2013
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“I dream of their fried cream!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

Several years ago we visited Bologna and had a wonderful meal in Tamburini's restaurant. With excellent, fresh ingredients and rich, flavorful pasta, it's a place to which we return whenever we're in the city. Particularly memorable is their fried cream, which I continually crave.

Served cafeteria-style, you have a choice of all sorts of regional dishes, pastas, vegetables, and meats.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Touristy and overpriced.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

Shopped as a deli, did not order table food - menu prices very high considering. Definitely a selection of cheeses, meats and all things picnic basket. Higher priced than other markets. Go if you must. But better city markets and prices elsewhere and nearby!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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“This should be at No 1”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

I should be keeping quiet about this as it gets very busy but....This place is amazing and the place where all the Italians go for a decent glass of wine, dinner and a chat.
Get there early evening to grab one of the barrels outside, order your plate of wonderful meat and cheese plus a bottle of wine, (the house red is superb) and then eat,drink and sit back to take in the ambience of the place and the locals enjoying themselves. Six of us went this time and the whole of the outside area became one big party with everyone enjoying themselves. The smell of the food, the expensive perfume of the lady on the table next to me and the waft of a cigar produced the most wonderful aroma. Heaven! If you only eat in one place in Bologna, make sure it is this one.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Fun for a Cafeteria-style Bolognese Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Tamburini can be a bit intimidating at fist glance - you almost feel like you don't have the right to order anything at the counters if you don't really know the subtle differences between coppa and cullatello - but go in deeper (at lunch hour), grab a tray and make your way down the aisle to grab tasty Bolognese classics like Tagliatelle and ragu or just a simple bresaola. It's hard to resist the small (glass cups) of red wine they put out, don't expect it to be super cheap, about 12 euro for lunch.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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