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Milan Lunch

Where via sarpi becomes viale pasubio I remember there is a chinese/japanese place that i wouldn't say was amazing by any means, but it was affordable and fairly good. I second Cantina della Vetra near corso Garibaldi. Also, I love Da Oscar on Via Lazzaro off of Corso Buenos Aires. It's a bit loud and not pretty, but you need a reservation because the food is great and prices are reasonable. I also worked in the center of the city. I liked piadinas and people at bar mazzini in via Mazzini. Also, i can't remember the names of the little streets but in the same area there is a place called "paninoteca" with awesome sandwiches and a relaxed bar with good reasonably priced salads called bar flores or fiore or something like that. I hope that helps a bit.

Apr 24, 2008
egaylord in Italy

Local wines

I like wines from the Valtellina near the mountains in Northern Italy which tend to be a little harder to come by in the US. If you like amarone or other bold reds, I would recommend this as one option. You should look for the words riserva or sassella on them as these are signals of quality.

Apr 24, 2008
egaylord in Italy

Bologna--lunch near train station?

If you find yourself strapped for time, I remember my friend and I being pleasantly surprised by how good the sandwiches were in the unassuming sandwich bar just across the street from the main station entrance. If you have more time, by all means go get some cappellacci di zucca, lasagne or some other regional cuisine, but in a pinch you may find that suggestion satisfying. I also don't think you'll have a problem checking your bag in the middle of the day. By the way, if you are going to Rome, I would recommend Piccolo Abruzzo and if you are going to Milano, Cantina della Vetra. Buon viaggio!

Apr 24, 2008
egaylord in Italy