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Osteria Francescana

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Italian, Contemporary
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Via Stella 22, 41121 Modena, Italy
+39 059 223912
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Today
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This was truly a once in a lifetime experience, unless I am in Modena again;). We had 12+ courses with a mix of the classic and experimental menu (which I suggest to try what's new and the dishes we all read about). The food of course was amazing and the service and attention to detail matched... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Darrin R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This was truly a once in a lifetime experience, unless I am in Modena again;). We had 12+ courses with a mix of the classic and experimental menu (which I suggest to try what's new and the dishes we all read about). The food of course was amazing and the service and attention to detail matched completely. For any foodies... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A complete experience -- beautiful surroundings with very interesting art, wonderful service that was attentive but not intrusive, and finally the food was almost an out of body experience! We did the "Traditional in Evolution" tasting menu with wine pairing. I can't wait to return and try their tasting menu from the experimental kitchen: "Sensations." If you are a "foodie"... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My husband and I and our 2 adult children went to Modena just to eat at this restaurant . We had the tasting menu with wine pairing and enjoyed every unique course. Usually with tasting menus and micro gastronomy these days you get more " foam " than real food but here was the exception. One of the outstanding courses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is more than fine dining. Massimo bottura tells you a story and expresses opinions while serving perfectly executed plates. Although i am sure certain people will not appreciate this avant garde approach.. We more than loved it. This is cooking at it's finest and one of the amazing experiences we ever had. Thank you

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It's hard to explain... When you go in a 'normal' restaurant you just go eat food, instead when you go to Osteria Francescana you discover what is research, what is study a recipe, what are ingredients in all its shades and forms. Each dish is an explosion of taste and the top is the incredible match between food and wines... More 

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Uley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

For my husband's 60th birthday, he could choose any restaurant anywhere in the world for lunch or dinner. He chose this restaurant because of the reputation of the chef and because, unlike some other highly regarded restaurants, this combines creativity (and even a little 'wackiness') with classic dishes, techniques, and cuisine. Also because it is Italian based cuisine which he... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It seems inevitable that when you visit a restaurant that has a global reputation like the Osteria (third best in the world?) you are bound to be disappointed. The food was very good, but not exceptional in my view. Interestingly, we waited 10 minutes before we were approached by someone to take our order. After that the service was prompt... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Had the traditional menu and it was wonderful. Not as adventurous as we have experienced at other Michelin restaurants. But the flavors, the look of the plates, the everything. Absolutely perfect. the staff was highly attentive and gave good recommendations when it came to wine etc. the best dish - the cesar salad

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Since we could not find a place for dinner, we accept lunch reservation to have this experience..and we had an amazing lunch. Me and my dad took the menu and my mom had 3 different courses. All of them was incredably delicious and served in an exciting way. I totally suggest merluzzo!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I was taken here as a gift for my 30th Birthday recently, and on the whole it was a great experience with some delicious food - but at this standard and price I expect perfection, and small details slightly let it down. We both had the Tradition in Evolution tasting menu and my girlfriend also did the wine pairing. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Stella 22, 41121 Modena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Modena  >  Modena
  • Phone Number: +39 059 223912

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 71 - 212
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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