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All 519 Modena Restaurants

Osteria Francescana

Via Stella 22, 41121 Modena, Italy
059223912
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Ranked #4 of 519 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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Modena, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We had friends in town and decided to enjoy a night at the one of the best restaurants in the world. It was an experience! We enjoyed the tasting menu with the wine paring. The service was amazing (several waiters to bring each course with new silverware and wine glasses each time) and the food divine. Chef Massimo is so... More

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london
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Whilst at the Ferrari pilota course, was pleasantly surprised to get a reservation only 4 months ahead. Outstanding. We had the 12 course sensations tasting menu with paired wine. SmAll niche dining area. Each course was historic. The perfection of detail to every component is superb. Compared to 2 and 3 michelin* in the UK, OF us better and has... More

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Osteria Francescana is a very special dining experience. The modern art and decor is stunning and sets the scene for an outstanding culinary adventure. The wait staff and sommelier are efficient, non-intrusive and extremely knowledgable. We had a seven course degustation menu and each course was memorable. Chef Massimo came out of the kitchen on three occasions to explain the... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Should have reviewed Osteria Francescana some time ago, but better late than never. My wife, 12 year old daughter and I were fortunate enough to have a fabulous, leisurely lunch at this incredible restaurant in June. We were in the area to order a car at the Ferrari factory and, I have to say, this restaurant was certainly one of... More

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Winchester
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Tagging on a extra night onto an Umbrian break it made perfect sense seeing we were flying from Bologna. I had studied the menus online and basically wanted to try everything but in the end went for the unknown menu 'sensation' as wanted to be surprised. 12 or 13 courses prevailed and what a great journey. I won't spoil it... More

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miami
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

From the beggining you can tell the experience will be great, the staff was very attentive and every time they would see we needed assistance they right away would approach. there is no coldness in the dining area its a fine dining restaurant, every time they will explain a dish it was with a narrative and with a smile on... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had a wonderful time here. it's our second visit and you only have to dine here, to know why it's one of the top Restaurants in the world. The staff are great, and the food well if I had to have one last meal before I die, this would be my current pick. Massimo is very friendly and spent... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My girlfriend took me here as a very special treat. We were excited at the prospect of visiting a 3 star michelin restaurant in the beautiful town of Modena. We prebooked the tasting menu (why not go all out?!) but as my girlfriend booked I cannot say how this went. ENTRANCE AND ATMOSPHERE We were welcomed in through door by... More

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Morisset, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were expecting something more for a 3* michelin and 3# restaurant in the world! We had the sensation menu From the almost "military" greeting at the door and coldness of the dining area (but this could be personal taste) to the not attentive wait staff (wine glass left empty), and hit and miss of the food,something really good and... More

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Winchester Hampshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a very good restaurant which we rate better than NOMA. I have read the negative reviews about this place and I think what is written about the reservation system (awful) and the foreboding entrance and locked door are correct but once inside the experience is superb. We had shorter tasting menu and the style, presentation and service were... More

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