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Far away from the popular tourist-beaten paths that traverse Venice, you can find Antiche Carampane nestled away deep in the heart of Sestiere San Polo.

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Ristorante Teresina is one of the more popular restaurants in Bologna and it was perfect for my last dinner there as well. It’s not so obvious though, as it’s just at the end of a small alley between two big buildings.

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When in Parma, the parma ham on their pizzas are thrown on top like it’s free, like at Pizzeria Orfeo.

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If you’re visiting Modena, then you’ll find that Hosteria Giusti often comes highly recommended as a place for lunch.

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Modena is a small city in Italy best known around the world for the origin of balsamic vinegar and it is here that the Michelin 3-star restaurant Osteria Francescana is located at, where chef Massimo Bottura has served up some of the most avant-garde recreations of Italian cuisine.

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Amusingly while I was waiting along Via Santo Stefano for Trattoria Leonida to open, an elderly local stopped to chat with me and I told him I was going to have lunch soon. He straightaway pointed to Trattoria Leonida down the alley and said “That’s the best place in town, go there for lunch!”

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Trattoria da Gianni serves up some traditional Bolognese cuisine in the heart of Bologna, though it’s not the most obvious of places, hidden down an narrow alleyway.

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