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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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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Possibly the best restaurant I have been so far in Italy

It is simply excellent. We started with a glass of Ca Del Bosco each - the best sparkling wine in Italy and not available at all restaurants. We continued with the tasting menu "tradition in evolution". We paired it with a bottle of white wine and a bottle of red wine (both suggestions from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It is simply excellent. We started with a glass of Ca Del Bosco each - the best sparkling wine in Italy and not available at all restaurants. We continued with the tasting menu "tradition in evolution". We paired it with a bottle of white wine and a bottle of red wine (both suggestions from the sommelier) - excellent both wines.... More 

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Bushey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My Partner and I were one of the very few lucky people to not only meet Massimo Bottura and be fed parmesan and balsamic vinegar by his own hand but eat and drink the most fabulous meal of my life. For me the highlight was the parmesan risotto.

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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

There is no wonder that Massimo Bottura's Restaurant rose so quickly up the list to the second best restaurant in the world and surpassing Noma! Massimo transforms edible ingredients to a feast for the eyes and taste buds! Each dish comes with a lovely story such as eel swimming up the Po river! They only have 4 tables to a... More 

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new york, ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Passion with a purpose executed perfectly. Our family dined at OF early in August and were blown away. Chef Bottura is an incredible human being and we found the meal so delicious and moving that my wife and I hope to return one day and try the experimental menu without our children (who were very very well behaved and well... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

While visiting Bologna, we realized that we were very close to Modena. Knowing that Osteria Francescana was located there, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to eat there. The two of us ordered the 'Traditions In Evolution' tasting menu along with the wine pairings. The atmosphere is fairly subdued with the emphasis on the food. The service was more than... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My second visit to this fine establishment. Having gone for the "Tradition in Evolution" set menu first time, which encompasses the restaurant's tried and tested classics, this time I went for the "Sensations" set menu, which comprises more courses and is a glimpse into the ongoing creative process of Mr Bottura's kitchen. While I would still encourage first-time visitors to... More 

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Opava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I have visited a lot of Good restaurants but this one is something special ! Food is absolutly great and chef is my new hero:) if You have a chance visit this place!

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Alfortville, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great dinner there, one of the best food ever eaten in a 3-star restaurant. Exquisite attentions from staff and chef himself visiting the 5 tables very often and commenting his dishes. The issue is the wine pairing option. 140€ of "wine pairing" where 3 of the drinks are not wine (Aquavit cocktail, bear and cider) for, I repeat 140€. The... More 

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Otley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We walked up to this unassuming restaurant in the depths of moderna's ancient streets on a balmy night in July and literally touched the door handle to have it swept open by the wonderful waiters and waitresses of Osteria Francescana. We were overwhelmed throughout the evening by the standard of service and knowledge that was imparted to us in perfect... More 

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Recently visited the Osteria Francescana after great communication with Riccardo regarding booking as i have a food allergy ,We have been lucky enough to have eaten at some of the best rated restaurants in the world including El Celler de can roca & 11 Maddison so had high expectations on eating here. It truly met all our expectations and had... 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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