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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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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
That's Why He's No2 In The World

What an amazing Food journey we were taken on. well deserved No2 in The World!!! If you love food and your in Italy you'll drive, fly, Train or Walk your way to this restaurant and you won't be disappointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I preface this by saying this is NOT a food review, it is a review of the overall quality of the restaurant and their failure to deliver what they are by all rights expected to deliver. This is not just a place to eat, it is a *** rated restaurant and world number 2 on the San Pellegrino list. So... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We had booked a table at Osteria Francescana for 10 people, it had been planned well in advance and all the guests were flying in from different countries, obviously with non refundable tickets. They called us a month later and they cancel our reservation, essentially without any credible explanation other than they needed to room for some other client. Staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What an amazing Food journey we were taken on. well deserved No2 in The World!!! If you love food and your in Italy you'll drive, fly, Train or Walk your way to this restaurant and you won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We hoped this would be our favorite place in Italy to eat (we've eaten at several Michelin rated restaurants so can compare - at least for our taste) but it didn't quite live up to the hype. They had an option for several tasting menus (which was very pricey and we thought would just take to long to finish and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Satisfaction level 1-5 (5=highest) -Food: 4.8 -Booking: 2 (difficult) -Atmosphere: 3.7 -Service: 4.8 -Recommended dish: 1.Lobster served with bisque and Riesling sauces 2.Ravioli of foie gras , leek and truffle 3.Oops! I dropped the lemon tart -Price: 800-1000 USD

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I celebrated my birthday at Osteria Francescana with my parents. We had the shorter of the 2 degustation menus as we had been on a food tour that day and really couldn't stomach much more food but we weren't going to chicken out and go the a la carte option. Massimo is an artist - there was so much attention... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

An unbelievable total experience - have been a few times but always love it. Had the "Tradition in Evolution" menu and I was so thankful. I only had a short time as I was driving between Venice and Florence but they assured me I could do this full menu without feeling rushed. I mention this because in Australia, so many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

On of the best in the World, used to be third now second best. I could see how happy and prous were Massim and Lara, their work paid off. The food from Italian grandmother in a new unique perfect presentation, conserving the flavors of yesterday. Themixing of ingenuity with talent. The service most attentive staff, all willing to have you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

What else can you expect from the No. 2 restaurant in the world? It was amazing. The portion sizes were just enough to not overdo it and the technique was flawless. Massimo is doing amazing work and his signature dish of the parmesan cheese in five different forms is out of this world. My wife and I tried the tasting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were lucky enough to book a table for lunch to celebrate my Birthday and I can honestly say it's the best meal i've had in any (fine dining or other) restaurant.Every dish is a work of art on a plate but more importantly, packed with flavour.The attention to detail is stunning.The service was impeccable. We went for the Tradition... 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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