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Osteria Francescana

Via Stella 22, 41121 Modena, Italy
+39 059 223912
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Ranked #4 of 551 Restaurants in Modena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $71 - $212
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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london
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Excellent in all respects. Service, food, wine pairing. Historic. We had the tasting menu - superb. Better than Heston's Fat Duck, easily better than Gordon's Hospital Road, better than Alain Ducasse at Dorchester. If you can get a booking, go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Best experience ever! The food was crazy good, and drinks were perfect! I just have to say that the fois gras en bâton was like " heaven in my mouth"! Everybody must try it once in their life!

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Singapore, Singapore
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I just have to say - the best, the most innovative, the most beautiful and most gorgeous food I have ever tried. Chef Massimo Bottura is my idol from this day on. Really! As someone who is trying to open (one day) her own restaurant, I find myself learning through such experiences as was this one. I really enjoyed, each... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This was one of the biggest and best meals of our lives. Each course was exceptional. The service was unlike any I have ever experienced -- more like a well choreographed machine than a restaurant service. Every need was anticipated and fulfilled before it could be communicated. The food was exceptionally imaginative, fresh, complex, and delicious; the wine pairing was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had lunch at the Osteria. Our appetizers and main courses were great tasting. The amount of food was great. The wine was excellent. It was more of an experience than a lunch. The service was excellent. There is always room for improvement: I thought the breads were not very special. The cheese sticks were plain, maybe that is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We had a wonderful experience last night at Osteria Francescana. We chose suckling pig, Duck, Italian cured meats. from the A la Carte menu. The food was amazing. It truly is a magical experience. It exceeded our expectations and by far exceeded other michelin restaurants we have visited. We were made feel very welcome by everyone and the service was... More 

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Amsterdam
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had a very memorable dinner at the Osteria Francescana. We had the tasting menu to make the most of our experience. On the whole the food was excellent with a few dishes standing out as legendary. The absolute highlights were the Parmesan 5 ways and the tongues of the world. The wine pairing was good but I would have... More 

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Gulfport, MS
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25 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We saw the review of this restaurant in a recent review and knew we would need to add to our Italy trip. 2 couples enjoyed a tasting menu and wine pairing for lunch. The meal was excellent and the service was spectacular. We have had other tasting meals at top restaurants. This was not necessarily better, but it certainly was... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Even having been lucky enough to eat at some of the best restaurants in the world, including Noma, The Fat Duck and Eleven Madison Park, this was the best overall meal I have ever had. We had an eleven course tasting menu and there wasn't a single dish throughout that wasn't world class in terms of flavour, concept and presentation.... More 

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phinneasbec
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This place is exceptional and vastly superior to many places I've rated with 5 stars. The less than perfect rating reflects more that it failed to live up to the stellar expectations I had. My wife and I shared the "Sensations" tasting menu, and for the most part it was sensational. The initial fish and chips, the breaded-herbal oyster in... More 

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Additional Information about Osteria Francescana

Address: Via Stella 22, 41121 Modena, Italy
Phone Number: +39 059 223912
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Modena  >  Modena
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
Average Prices: USD 71 - 212
Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary

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