I have spent some time reading the wealth of information on this site about restaurants in Emilia Romagna. My husband and I will be driving through in September on our way from Volterra to Venice, we'love to stop and have lunch at one of the many highly regarded restaurants recommended on this board.
However, it seems that most of them are either in Bologna/Modena city centers (not conducive to car travel), the hills southwest of Bologna, or in the Parma region (the 2 latter options being a bit too far out of our way).
I'd love any guidance from those of you familiar with area, ideally we would go somewhere on the outskirts of Bologna or Ferrara as that is our direct route, but we are willing to detour for "destination worthy" restaurants (just not too far).
I have seen many good things written about la Zanzara (thank you Allendale) and am considering it, but we will be dining almost exclusively on seafood while in Venice.