Savor tradition and taste.

Savor tradition & taste.It takes time and expertize to prepare an hand made pasta.
Fresh Handmade Pasta prepared as per tradition. You could find a different menu day by day


Take a break and relax.
Start To Relax, take your time, taste specialties and drink wine.


From the Heart of Bologna,to the heart of the people.
The people of bologna are famous for their hospitality.
the kitchen


first course

with ragù

first course


main course
Who the podestà was?

bologna history

best dishes
Osteria's history
The Osteria del Podestà was born from the idea of three friends from Bologna who, after wandering around all the clubs in Bologna, decided to open, from the ashes of a historic oven, a place where the dishes to be tasted were only those of the culinary tradition of the Bologna area. We decided to call it Osteria del Podestà for two reasons: the first, to honor the personality who, in the Middle Ages, were part of Bolognese life. The Podestà was, in fact, the highest civil office in the city government. The second, because a place with this name did not yet exist in Bologna. Inside the Osteria you will find, affixed to the wall, paintings and photos that represent the celebrities who have built the artistic, musical and sporting history of Bologna, this creates an ambience that let to perceive the tradition and lifestyle that made the city famous. Good food, excellent wines, cheerfulness and good humor characterize our restaurant, now a point of reference and meeting place for both tourists and citizens. You can spend a few hours in good company drinking, eating, chatting and laughing, without worries: this is the atmosphere in which you are immersed when you decide to stop at the Osteria del Podestà ... this is Bologna.
splendidly typical dishes of Emilian and Italian cuisine An elegant show of our offers.
with ragù sauce
with ragù sauce
first course
born in bologna
born in bologna
first course
to follow
to follow
Roast of the day
main course

Osteria del podestà

The Osteria del Podestà awaits you on Via Orefici - also called La Via delle Stelle (Boulevard of the Stars), the most fascinating tourist area of the Quadrilatero Bolognese. Here you can taste the typical Bolognese cuisine: from Lasagna to Tortellini, from Tagliatelle with Ragù to Salumi and Cheese platters from all over Emilia, accompanied by a good glass of wine. In addition to the outdoor tables positioned along the "Via delle Stelle" promenade, you can also take advantage of our internal rooms.


Best first course


Prod. Bel Colle

Valdobbiane prosecco

Prod. Ca' di Rajo


Prod. Gaierhof
Lovely gluten free meal We all enjoyed our meals. Good atmosphere and very reasonably priced ******
Excellent for lunch Just off piazza Maggiore and the food was absolutely delicious, ******
Very good Nice place for small bite ore dinner. Nice staff an good food. *****
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