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Osteria Francescana

Via Stella 22, 41121 Modena, Italy
059223912
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Ranked #7 of 506 restaurants in Modena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $71 - $212
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Chef Bottura pours his heart into this food...It was spectacular..I got the sensations menu and it lived up to it's name.-.sensational, .Each dish was carefully prepared,, titillating your senses. Look,at some of the dishes, you couldn't quite tell what it was, but it was so balanced, delicious it made it more fun to not know!. Some have criticized the austerity... More

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Hong Kong, China
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

With family (kids of 12&9) for lunch....What a treat! From start to finish, such quality ingredients and each course brought new delights

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london
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Deservedly one of the top restaurants in the world. We were there to celebrate a birthday and were not disappointed. The food exceeded our expectations in every way. We decided on the classic tasting menu and every course was amazing. It was great to meet chef Massimo at the end of the meal and talk with him about his food.

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Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Always a great pleasure to have a table here! Dishes are designed in every single details, the service is perfect and you end up with a great culinary experience. And the Chef is friendly, communicative! Lovely!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We drove three hours from where we were vacationing in Umbria to eat at Osteria Francescana due to its #3 restaurant rating, went through the three hour meal, and then drove three hours back. It may be, therefore, that my expectations of what a #3 experience in which we invested nine hours should be were heightened a bit too much.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Eating out is my true passion and Massimo Bottura has always been a hero of mine, so chose this place to celebrate my birthday as I thought it was the best possible way to spend it...... But what a let down it turned out to be! Had a classic tasting menu and at first I tried to stay positive as... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My husband and I and some close friends like to treat ourselves from time to time and go and soak up the culture and cuisines of different places, so when it was my birthday recently we booked a table at Osteria Francescana to celebrate. Our trip was fantastic, and the visit to Massimo Bottura's highly acclaimed restaurant was to be... More

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I met up with a friend from London , another food fanatic who had kindly arranged the restaurant reservation for the pair of us. When we arrived at the restaurant the first person we set eyes upon was Massimo fooling around in the back street with the chefs. Without a seconds hesitation he was straight over , all smiles and... More

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Hong Kong
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a very romantic and happy dinner in this top tier restaurant. The atmosphere was really formal. We enjoyed a 12-courses-tasting menu. The flavor of every course was so unique, special and with Italian style. The plating was also fascinating and modern. Every dish was like a art piece. The chef was very nice too. He... More

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Bra, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It's a bit hard to sum up the experience in Osteria Francescana since it's very different than what we usually eat and where we usually go. We had the 12 course menu with wine pairing and i can't say that every dish was amazing but most of the dishes were really special and delicious. The service is unbelievably good and... More

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