OUR HISTORY

ITALIAN CULINARY TRADITIONS
WITH A CREATIVE TWIST

Our cuisine is deeply rooted in the territory – our territory – yet enjoys a creative twist that sets it apart. That’s why we pay such careful attention to the ingredients we use, not being afraid to play with them yet, always seeking for the perfect balance between flavors, aromas and sensory experiences. Pappagallo is a unique blend of elegance and hospitality, tradition and innovation, where we think globally but always keep Bologna in our hearts.

SINCE 1919 LOCATED
IN THE HEART OF MEDIEVAL BOLOGNA

Piazza della Mercanzia has been home to a place that’s famous for excellent typical Bolognese cuisine: Ristorante Pappagallo, set in a historical 14th-century building just a stone’s throw from the Two Towers.

Over its near-century of history, Pappagallo has seen its share of celebrities and movie stars, artists and musicians – everyone from Sophia Loren to Gina Lollobrigida, Alfred Hitchcock to Sharon Stone, Lionel Richie to Ugo Tognazzi, Matt Dillon, Brigitte Nielsen, Francesco Guccini, and many more besides.

SINCE 1919 LOCATED
IN THE HEART OF MEDIEVAL BOLOGNA

Piazza della Mercanzia has been home to a place that’s famous for excellent typical Bolognese cuisine: Ristorante Pappagallo, set in a historical 14th-century building just a stone’s throw from the Two Towers.

Over its near-century of history, Pappagallo has seen its share of celebrities and movie stars, artists and musicians – everyone from Sophia Loren to Gina Lollobrigida, Alfred Hitchcock to Sharon Stone, Lionel Richie to Ugo Tognazzi, Matt Dillon, Brigitte Nielsen, Francesco Guccini, and many more besides.

ITALIAN CULINARY TRADITIONS
WITH A CREATIVE TWIST

Our cuisine is deeply rooted in the territory – our territory – yet enjoys a creative twist that sets it apart. That’s why we pay such careful attention to the ingredients we use, not being afraid to play with them yet, always seeking for the perfect balance between flavors, aromas and sensory experiences. Pappagallo is a unique blend of elegance and hospitality, tradition and innovation, where we think globally but always keep Bologna in our hearts.