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“I dream of their fried cream!”
Review of Tamburini

Tamburini
Ranked #148 of 1,868 Restaurants in Bologna
Price range: US$6 - US$18
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: 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 1 December 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.

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Thank Joe R
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Reviewed 10 November 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!

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Reviewed 14 October 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.

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Thank Mike J
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Reviewed 10 October 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.

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Reviewed 4 October 2013

While walking around the city, I ran across this place during lunch. The outdoor seating looked inviting and I decided to stay. The staff was friendly and helpful with my questions and it was a nice place to sit and take in the view during a meal.

I had the pasta and it was very good but a little high on price for a bowl of pasta. It was worth the little extra though being able to sit outside on a nice day and enjoy the meal.

They are located just down the road from the plaza and is worth the time to stop by and have a meal and relax as the people mill around.

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