Like many cities, in Bolgna the Main Street places are dear and middling, the side streets are more interesting but still pricy, and the side street off a side street often produces good food at a fair price.
Re Enzo is one of those places.
The weather being fine, I ate on the outdoor terrace, but a walk through the interior to the loo revealed it to be well laid out, nicely furnished, with a view into the kitchen, which was scrupulously clean.
I ordered a beer while reading the menu, and it came with a little dish of good olives. I then ordered a jug of red wine, a bottle of water, and the mixed grilled meats, with grilled vegetables as a side.
It would have fed two. Indeed, a table of eight Italians had clearly ordered six(?) mains and were divvying them up. All the meats were charred sweetly on the outside, but remained juicy within. There were - a piece of chicken breast; a piece of pork fillet; a piece of beef steak; a small piece of lamb steak; a piece of well herbed-and-spiced minced beef steak. There might have been a piece of veal as well. The veg included aubergines, courgette, asparagus, with tomato and a little spinach, and fennel land chicory, lightly dressed with oil. The bread was good, a chewy crust with an open textured crumb. A reflective half hour or so - bit of meat, bit of veg, bit of bread, taste of wine, drop of water. No rush. They clearly didn't want the table back for a second punter.
Plates cleared, but with a little wine remaining, I was left in contemplative peace until they - rightly - judged I might be in the mood for a pudding. A piercingly sharp lemon sorbet. A little puddle of excellent espresso.
€38 inc tip. And as I said, I was a glutton, it would have fed two (though you'd need two puddings).
An indulgence, but worth the price. I always spend more on food when travelling alone, because if you have someone with you, the conversation is with them and the food can't help but be secondary. When you eat alone, your conversation is with the food, so it better be good. And this was.
TIP. I didn't have fish, but they pride themselves on it and I saw it served. The whole fish is brought to the table on a trolley, skinned, filleted and served onto plates at the table it's a theatrical show, and looked utterly delicious. I'd have it if I went back. (When I say "the fish" everything else on the menu is printed; the fish is chalked up according to what they have that day).
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