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I am heading to Los Angeles in three weeks but I have an 8 hour layover in Bologna Italy. Unfortunately this layover is from midnight-8am. Is it worth it to leave the airport in search of some traditional bolognese Italian food or will everything be closed?

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    Restaurants are likely to be closed. Fast-food joints maybe not. I doubt you'll find typical Bolognese Italian food between midnight and 8am. – JoErNanO May 2 '16 at 16:05
  • I can attest that there are some wonderful places with home-style Italian cooking on the Autostrada near Bologna (among other places). Many open 24/7. Presumably you'll have to arrange a taxi to/from. I love them. Check saveur.com/article/blog/… for a blog report. And your researching phrase is "Autostrada Autogrill Bologna". – Gayot Fow May 2 '16 at 23:38
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I just googled and found Late Opening Restaurants in Bologna and several that I saw on that site listed being open to 3 or 4AM. But I'm not a local, so who actually knows?

While doing my google search I also saw someone mention that the shops in the airport shutdown overnight - so you may be forced to get out if you want any refreshments anyway.

  • I think it should be manageable to make it to one of the places listed if planned ahead of time with backups. Thanks for the help i saw the notice about the airport as well but i also saw 24/7 cafes there so as you said who knows. – sonhu May 2 '16 at 15:59
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    I am honestly not sure if this answer is particularly helpful. Even if some of the premises on the list you are linking to are actually open late (some however close as early as 10pm), I would expect that most of the places close their kitchen long before the listed closing hours. – Tor-Einar Jarnbjo May 2 '16 at 16:21
  • @Tor-EinarJarnbjo The list does prove that there are restaurants that claim to stay open really late. So in that respect I think it does provide useful and relevant information. – Peter M May 2 '16 at 16:24
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    Ideally a native of Bologna would post of a specific location that they frequent but I am not so optimistic that would occur. Some of the links did indeed list the kitchen closing hours specifically so in that regard it is really helpful. Now as to if they are reliable or not that's another question.Generally my experience in Europe is that hours posted online aren't maintained as well as in the US. – sonhu May 2 '16 at 18:18
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    @PeterM, I'm not downvoting your answer, but emphatically suggest you provide more substance to your answers. The OP could flag a taxi at the airport and get more info than you provided. And EVERY metropolitan local in Europe has something open all night! Please be helpful and informative in your answers. – Gayot Fow May 2 '16 at 23:41

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