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My Italy Bites: Last Bite of Piedmont at I Bologna

September 26, 2016

Our last meal in Piedmont ended up being one of the most memorable of the whole trip.  Because of a misplaced wallet and last minute cancellation of our Airbnb in Milan, we almost decided to forgo our reservation at I Bologna.  Luckily for our taste buds and stomachs, we made the right call and arrived at the trattoria/agriturismo.


Located right outside of Asti, this family owned trattoria offers homemade regional cuisine that changes daily in a comfortable and elegant dining room.  Everything is cooked by chef Giuseppe Bologna with his mother making the pastas, a true family affair.  There was no menu, only the order of courses outlined outside of the main dining room so we simply sat down and surrendered our stomachs to I Bologna. 


Our lunch started with a simple plate of melon and prosciutto.  The ripe honey melon slice was exquisitely sweet, a beautiful contrast to the salty almost buttery slices of cured meat.


More sweet and savory combination appeared next in the form of sauteed mushroom and sweet peaches.



Just as soon as we were done, a beautiful bowl of agnolotti filled with veal and pork appeared.   These delicate little handmade purses were almost too cute to eat but we inhaled them, one bite after another.


Since there can never be enough pasta, onto the next!  Known for being the home of pesto, this particular bowl of pesto and tagliolini took pesto to another level.  Made with lemon basil, the pasta offered such an unique scent that we could not stop inhaling the aromatic scent.  This was by far our favorite bowl of pasta on a trip filled with pasta.


We concluded the meal with a plate of bonet, a specialty dessert from Piedmont made with amaretti cookies and rum.


A little popsicle of lemon and melon and some homemade shots of limoncello drew a period on this fabulous meal at Trattoria I Bologna.  It was just what we needed to take our minds off of the mess that was our Airbnb and to really enjoy our last bite in this lovely delicious region of Piedmont.

Trattoria I Bologna | Via Nicola Sardi, 4, 14030 Rocchetta Tanaro AT, Italy |

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