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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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Today
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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Brilliant experience

We had a brilliant evening at Osteria Francescana: the various courses were surprising and inspirational, combined very excitingly with tasteful wines, creating a wonderful experience. Our favorites were the 5 structures of parmigiano, the croccantino of foie-gras and the crispy lasagne. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We had a brilliant evening at Osteria Francescana: the various courses were surprising and inspirational, combined very excitingly with tasteful wines, creating a wonderful experience. Our favorites were the 5 structures of parmigiano, the croccantino of foie-gras and the crispy lasagne. The interior has a relaxed and easy-going, slighty posh atmosphere, enlivened with nice works of art. Service was spotless.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

For obvious reasons we had very high expectations for our visit to Osteria Francescana - as you would have of a restaurant who is considered #2 in the world. We chose the menu degustation with 12 courses in order to try as many tastes as possible. Some of the dishes were indeed world class e.g. our oyster starter and a... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

well deserved title. Truely outstanding experience. Today we just experienced the Sensation menu and it was truely outstanding. In March we had dinner at Geranium in Denmark, which is also on the top 51 list and at almost the same price we experienced an even more outstanding 20 courses menu as here, and in June we dined the Heston Blumenthal... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely ambience, great service, superb tasty 'real' food and great wine. Certainly deserves its excellent reputation. I highly recommend it, trust the staff and go with their suggestions, especially for the wines to pair with your meals. Wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Food doesn't get better than this. We've dined at a lot of top restaurants globally and this was by far the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We have been there for lunch while arguably it is more of a dinner place but given limited availability (easily understandable as the place has very few tables) and our own constraints that was the only option. Still, it was just a perfect meal in a three stars michelin / #3 on the World's top 50 list. Nice mix between... More 

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The ambience, service and food are all exceptional, as one would expect of a three star Michelin restaurant. We had booked a little over two months ahead and hadn't been able to book dinner. In retrospect the midday meal was probably even more fun because it was such a special lunch. The menu there is the same for lunch and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Wonderful meal. Enjoyed every bit of it. Some personnel a bit formal but I think it's more a language problem. Everyone is nice and friendly. The wine tasting even had a cocktail a cider and a beer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great lunch with high quality atmosphere. Nine courses of traditional Modenan dishes prepared with modern twists. Not grilled veal was very tender and tasty and was great "fakegrilled" experience. Oops I dropped the lemon tart was delicious and funny. A lot more formal service than Noma, but more traditional dishes. Still prefer Central in Lima (#4 now) for fancy traditional... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were given menus, but no explanation. We all went for the 12 course Sensations menu, which had no description at all, assuming that would include the signature dishes, such as Five ages of Parmeggiano, and Oops! I dropped the lemon tart. That was not to be, and when we asked about this at the end of the meal, the... 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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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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