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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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    Very good
  • 83
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  • 60
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  • 47
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Oops! I spent a small fortune but it was simply outstanding.

What an incredible experience it was to eat at the Osteria Francescana. From the minute you walk in for 3+ hours you are treated to a wonderful experience that can match no other. We both went for the tradition in evolution menu with pairing which was superb from start to finish. The "pasta and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Fay83
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What an incredible experience it was to eat at the Osteria Francescana. From the minute you walk in for 3+ hours you are treated to a wonderful experience that can match no other. We both went for the tradition in evolution menu with pairing which was superb from start to finish. The "pasta and beans" dish for me was the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are meals then there is Osteria Francescana that takes dining to to the sublime. Everyone here seems to care about what you want what you experience. When we first came in we were treated by what seems to me an enormous array of people. The dining room is small the night we were there there was five other tables.... More 

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Thank monasheaves
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can get a reservation, and if you have 3 or 4 hours to delight in the most exquisite cuisine that Chef Bottura can devise, then DO NOT MISS IT. It is worth the trip to Modena. You may choose from the a la carte or tasting menu - Tradition in Sensations or Sensations, along with corresponding wine. Whatever... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice little Italian place. very typical and awesome food! We took the menu and this is a very good deal for all you get.

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Thank Delph3003
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having watched Massimo on several TV programmes one is in no doubt before eating here of his genious. Post visit - I am even more in awe of him!! My husband and I had the pleasure and experience of a life time eating at Osteria Francescana on Thursday night. It was a wonderful gift from my husband for our first... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is little else to say about the food other than unbelievable. We had the twelve course tasting menu with the wine pairing. It was simply one of the best meals I have ever eaten. This restaurant has no rivals. Do not go if you are watching your money...it was 375 Euro per person with the food and wine. The... More 

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Thank bfredericksen
Perth, Australia
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like fine dinning, classy surroundings and excellent service you are half way to experiencing the dining sensation that is Osteria Francescana. The creativity behind each dish is evident and on display at each course and there are many. My favourite was "oops someone dropped the lemon tart" so out comes a puddle of lemon, broken pieces of pie... More 

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Thank Westossie2
Milan, Italy
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54 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me explain why only 3* with modesty and a complete personal view on the experience. First of all, our expectations were very high, but it is understandable for a 3* Michelin and the 2nd best San Pellegrino. From the minute we stepped in we immediately felt we were treated just as a number, 1 more table of many of... More 

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Paris, France
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In lovely homely Modena, this restaurant in a tiny street reinvents Italian food over a very long meal of multiple courses. You can choose to be surprised (what's come out of the 'test kitchen' recently) or you can choose Massimo Bottura's classics. The word classic can be a bit of a deadener - if I say you will eat risotto... More 

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Thank JennaPrice
Istanbul, Turkey
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who am I to say anthing other then WOW.... This is not a restaurant, it is an experience. There is science and a lot of thinking and working on the menu and I would suggest that you go with the classic tasting menu with wine paring. Ok the prices are high but what wonderful thing is cheap ??? It is... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?