Welcome to our world of fine dining: The Living Restaurant, a bright, welcoming space overlooking the terrace and the outdoor pool. Chef Marcello Baruzzi's signature dishes will take you on a journey that blends Italy’s culinary heritage with flashes of bold experimentation. Featuring timeless classics from the Emilia-Romagna region and our chef’s more inventive creations, every meal comes with light, fresh and high-quality produce as well as the best wines from the finest wineries. We invite you to visit us at the Living Restaurant, even if you are just passing through. Prepare to be amazed!




Star-studded food concept

Our food and beverage philosophy is the brainchild of Michelin-starred chef Andrea Ribaldone. With quality and research guaranteed, our talented chef Marcello Baruzzi uses this philosophy as a basis for a range of masterfully prepared dishes with his own signature flair. We keep every new dish “fresh, Italian and simple”, relying on local, farm-fresh and seasonal produce to produce healthy, delicious and irresistible menus. Research, passion, experience and creativity are the guiding principles behind every dish, a long journey that culminates in its highest and most delicious expression at the table.

The pope in the Kitchen


Marcello Baruzzi

In just a few months, Marcello Baruzzi has reinvigorated the Living Place Hotel’s culinary offerings with a concept focused on simplicity and high quality – and that touch of mastery that comes from his wealth of experience. Marcello Baruzzi, born in 1968, is a chef with a brilliant track record in restaurants of prestige, including Michelin-starred La Frasca and five-star hotels such as the Grand Hotel Rimini. It is a career defined by mastering challenges and growing from strength to strength that led Baruzzi to the Living Place Hotel’s kitchens. On his menus, guests will savor dishes from the rich culinary heritage of Emilia-Romagna and Bologna – such as the legendary and delicious tagliatelle al ragù, but also velvety soups featuring seasonal vegetables, risottos, braised meats, and fresh-off-the-hook fish in tempting appetizers and main courses. A menu devoted to simplicity, but with the magic touch of a Maestro that takes each dish to the next level.

Our buffet breakfast

the best part of waking up

Our breakfast buffet

In a hotel that prides itself in outstanding cuisine like we do, it goes without saying that our breakfast is rich, colorful and tasty buffet featuring local and international delicacies. Breakfast is, after all, is the most important meal of the day, and we take that responsibility very seriously. Curated with a real attention to detail, whether you like your mornings sweet or savory, our buffet is designed to pamper guests and start their day with a treat for the tastebuds.


from the hands of Chef Baruzzi

Homemade pasta

Together with Marcello in the kitchen there is our master pasta maker who every day, between rolling pin and cutting board, as tradition wants, prepares homemade pasta. Pasta really handmade, his hand, patient, ancient, precise. Tagliatelle, gnocchi, strozzapreti, spaghetti, tortelloni.

Our courses

An event with taste

Banqueting menu

Events are our specialty, both inside and outside the kitchen. We know how important it is to select the flavors that best fit the pace and the timings of your meetings, gatherings, parties and celebrations. So, under the guidance of our chef, we offer a range of menus that are unexpected, colorful and delicious, whether you are planning a coffee break or an aperitivo, a business lunch or a gala dinner. Rest assured that we aim to please you and your guests with banqueting proposals that can be adapted and personalized to suit your exact needs, the number of participants and their preferences. Our goal is to always find the ideal solution for you – we are here to make sure your event has the right flavor!

Amazing creations at our lounge bar


Living Café

A place to socialize, come together or just share a pleasant moment during a busy day, the Living Café is our lively lounge bar at the Living Place Hotel. By day, the bar is buzzing with guests dropping in for amazing coffee, a quick snack or a much-needed refreshment. In the evening, as the lights go down and the vibe takes a more refined turn, you will find the perfect ambiance for an aperitivo, either indoors or on the terrace in the summer, or an after-dinner cocktail with the best lounge music in the background.

Lounge area in the veranda overlooking the pool

Elegant & Panoramic

The terrace

Every year, at the first sign of summer, we reopen our indoor/outdoor terrace, a space we are extremely proud of. Spacious, bright and with great views of the pool, we renovated the terrace in 2018 with floor-to-ceiling windows and a new outdoor barbecue. This elegantly appointed space is the ideal setting for breakfast, lunch, cocktails or a candlelight dinner in the gentle summer’s breeze. It is also the perfect spot for private events with indoor/outdoor flair, adjustable lighting, a convenient layout and a strategic location between the dining room and the outdoor pool.

Breakfast in room at Living Place Hotel


Special Requests

In our kitchen, we always strive to exceed your expectations and accommodate any dietary needs you might have. We know what it takes to meet a range of dietary needs and we will do it with a smile, whether you are vegetarian, vegan, celiac or if you are following a specific diet or a low-calorie regimen. Just let the front desk know what you need upon arrival!


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