The best way to discover Bologna is to taste authentic and local delicacies around the city. Bologna claims to be Italy's culinary capital. It is a lively and historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region and offers amazing vibes. While hunting for places to satisfy your palette you can visit its historic towers or the Piazza Maggiore or why not the San Petronio a beautiful minor basilica and church. After you've worked up an appetite, ravel in the multitude of organic restaurants this city has to offer. All featuring great tasting, innovative, natural and healthy cuisine. You really can't go wrong with any of the 6 choices below!

1. Il Rovescio, Bologna, Italy -

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Beneath the arcades of Via Pietralata, Il Rovescio offers authentic local cuisine with a cellar full of biological wines made without chemicals. With about forty seats set in a comfortable room, you are welcomed with kindness into a unique environment. 

They've had their sustainability manifesto since 2008. Born out of a paradox which created their philosophy: they base their menu on what produce is available during the year, not the other way around.

They cook their food with fresh, natural ingredients every day and choose seasonal ingredients which are grown locally, organic and with biodynamic methods.

Their Vegetarian and vegan dishes are no substitutes, they are in themselves nutritious and delicious choices. 
This approach can result in menu adjustments, but can also reward you with some nice surprises. 

They also offer certified natural, vegan organic and biodynamic wines made respecting nature. The kitchen is open every day for your convenience.

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Address:Via Pietralata, 75, 40122 Bologna BO, Italy
Phone: +39 051 523545
Website: https://www.rovescio.it/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rovesciobologna/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ilrovescio/

2. Estravagario, Bologna, Italy -

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The Estravagario is situated in the heart of Bologna. It is an organic restaurant, and a fair trade bar with home-made pâtisseries, vegetarian and vegan food. 
The owners are cooks, barmen, farmers and ecological and social activists. Because it is not merely an economic activity since social, ecological and health factors are an important ingredient too. 

They invite you to visit and drink Indian green tea, to have lunch prepared with local organic ingredients, relax in their reading area,  exchange books in their shelves, visit their art exhibition or just talk and soak in the atmosphere.

They are sure that it is possible to enhance the quality of life of the producer and also to protect the environment. For this cause, they entered a network of fair trade, organic and biological farming. 
They are a team with considerable experience in organic farming, organic and vegetarian cooking, environmental education, coordinating cultural and creative activities, international collaboration and working with people with disabilities and social issues.

Address:Via Mascarella, 81/h, 40122 Bologna BO, Italy
Phone: +39 051 421 0582
Website: http://www.estravagario.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EstravagarioBio/

3. Bio's Kitchen Bologna, Bologna, Italy -

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Bio's Kitchen is an organic buffet restaurant which uses only fresh, safe and sustainable ingredients in a 100% green-soul project. It aims at promoting and disseminating a balanced, sustainable and aware style of food for lovers of conventional, vegan and vegetarian food. 

Open in central Via Galliera since March 2018. The goal of the project was to re-establish a harmonious atmosphere where the key element is interaction with nature. the marvellous high ceiling with light-metal bearings from which a rich range of natural plants fall, like a hanging greenhouse, is beautiful. An 'inner courtyard' which helps people relax and free the mind is brought to life by lightwood, stone and typical elements like the flooring of the arcades and the cotto.

The seasonality depends on the bid of Bio's Kitchen Bologna. They offer a variety of à la carte choices including meat and fish in addition to a vegetable weight buffet both for lunch and dinner.

Address:Via Galliera, 11, 40121 Bologna BO, Italy
Phone: +39 051 438 1562
Website: https://www.bioskitchen.com/en/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bioskitchenbologna/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bioskitchen/

4. Malerba, Bologna, Italy -

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Bio products and innovation every day. Malerba offers natural and vegetable cuisine which respects the environment and all living creatures. The restaurant opened in 2013 in Bologna via Centotrecento, a veggie spot with a passion for cooking and the desire to do things with independence and innovation as best as possible. 

From street food to gourmet sandwiches, to inventive salads, from soups to the dish of the day. This has been the product of a careful daily preparation work that makes it possible for the dishes to restore fragrances, freshness and colours in the original elements. 

The culinary proposal only includes non-refined meals and rotates on a regular basis, depending on what organic raw material are available. The restaurant's furnishings are made of recycled and reused materials. 
Tableware and packing are made of 100% biodegradable bioplastic.

Address:Via Giuseppe Petroni, 15/b, 40126 Bologna BO, Italy
Phone: +39 342 981 9151
Website: http://www.malerbanaturalfood.it/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/malerbanaturalfood/

5. Zenzero Ristorante Bistrot, Bologna, Italy -

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A stone's throw from the MamBo Museum of Modern Art, Zenzero Ristorante Bistrot is located in the centre of Bologna, inviting you to taste the delicious specialities of organic cuisine, all rigorously cooked with organic farming ingredients, strictly fresh and seasonal, selected to ensure a balanced, varied but also tantalizing and quality cuisine. They serve a great combination of ingredients in many dishes all from top quality organic raw materials. 

To ensure the freshness of the organic ingredients used in their recipes, their menu changes every day! You can choose between two first courses, three second courses and two side dishes for lunch, a single and easy plate; composing your main dish at a reasonable price; a la carte menu for dinner, often changed, providing a wider variety of delicacies.

Address:Via Fratelli Rosselli, 18, 40121 Bologna BO, Italy
Phone: +39 051 587 7026
Website: https://www.zenzerobistrot.it/home
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZenzeroBistrot/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zenzerobistrot/

6. Il Volo del Bombo, Bologna, Italy -

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A tiny, quiet bistro in a cosy atmosphere. It is a spot where you can eat well and feel well. Located in a quiet corner of Bologna, Il Volo del Bombo-Biodelizie is a perfect place for a relaxing rest with great food, carefully chosen fine coffee and organic delights to accompany your friends in conversation. All here is real, sumptuous, clean and well-organized food, polite and watched over by caring people.

Address:Via Goito, 8/A, 40126 Bologna BO, Italy
Phone: +39 051 991 4086
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ilvolodelbombo/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ilvolodelbombo/

Visiting Bologna is truly a worth while journey, especially trying out and visiting these organic restaurants that will benefit your health and conserve biodiversity. Let us know which one is your favourite? To find more organic restaurants on your next holiday, Download our FREE APP Local Traveller and visit our website!