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Osteria Francescana

Via Stella 22, 41121 Modena, Italy
059223912
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Ranked #5 of 513 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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed very much our relaxed evening dinner at this top tier restaurant recommended by one of our Italian friends and also by the Michelin Red Guide. The atmosphere was really formal. The Chef did not disappoint us, the food was excellent! I had the 7 course tasting menu "Tradition In Evolution" with the wine pairing. Every... More

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Ireland
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166 reviews 166 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
537 helpful votes 537 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I've sat on this review since April, and just can't seem to find the right words, let alone find my true feelings about the experience. I'm just going to let my fingers on the keyboard take over, and let it all out.....see will it liberate me! Everything about the place is conflicting and plays with your mind. The most confusing... More

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Moss, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

After spending almost 4 hours in the experimental kitchen of Massimo, we are amased of how a tasting menu is almost composed like a symhoni. The food and service in this restaurant has to be experienced as it is hard to get enough adjectives to describe our feelings. We were a family of four (children 3&9) and also our children... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Chef Bottura pours his heart into this food...It was spectacular..I got the sensations menu and it lived up to it's name.-.sensational, .Each dish was carefully prepared,, titillating your senses. Look,at some of the dishes, you couldn't quite tell what it was, but it was so balanced, delicious it made it more fun to not know!. Some have criticized the austerity... More

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

With family (kids of 12&9) for lunch....What a treat! From start to finish, such quality ingredients and each course brought new delights

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london
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Deservedly one of the top restaurants in the world. We were there to celebrate a birthday and were not disappointed. The food exceeded our expectations in every way. We decided on the classic tasting menu and every course was amazing. It was great to meet chef Massimo at the end of the meal and talk with him about his food.

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Top Contributor
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126 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Always a great pleasure to have a table here! Dishes are designed in every single details, the service is perfect and you end up with a great culinary experience. And the Chef is friendly, communicative! Lovely!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We drove three hours from where we were vacationing in Umbria to eat at Osteria Francescana due to its #3 restaurant rating, went through the three hour meal, and then drove three hours back. It may be, therefore, that my expectations of what a #3 experience in which we invested nine hours should be were heightened a bit too much.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Eating out is my true passion and Massimo Bottura has always been a hero of mine, so chose this place to celebrate my birthday as I thought it was the best possible way to spend it...... But what a let down it turned out to be! Had a classic tasting menu and at first I tried to stay positive as... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My husband and I and some close friends like to treat ourselves from time to time and go and soak up the culture and cuisines of different places, so when it was my birthday recently we booked a table at Osteria Francescana to celebrate. Our trip was fantastic, and the visit to Massimo Bottura's highly acclaimed restaurant was to be... More

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