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Trattoria Il Fantino

Via Donzi, 7, 41100 Modena, Italy
059 223646
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Ranked #12 of 518 Restaurants in Modena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Had lunch here on the basis of Trip Advisor reviews and I wasn't disappointed. The house red is a cheap and cheerful Lambrusco, surprisingly good value. Cooking was excellent and service was welcoming.

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Santa Fe, NM
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Worth a trip to Modena just to eat here. Best gnocchi ever, tortellini in brodo to die for. Reservations a must as the restaurant was packed with locals. It is noisy, very casual, but who cares when the food is this good. Modena has a reputation for the best food in Italy and we can see why. Also very reasonable.... More

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We ate here during a recent visit to the area. Food was excellent and service great too. Met some very friendly Italian people on the next table who ate there often. Ended up with a free glass of limencello to share with our new friends. You won't be disappointed if you eat here.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Tucked away on Via Donzi just off the Main Street in the old part of Modena is the il fantino trattoria. What can I say- absolutely delicious food at reasonable prices with great service. We ate there twice at 7.30 as they needed the table at 9. Don't miss it - it's a real treat !!

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Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Dropped there for lunch, and I definetely recommend this place. Food is great, prices affordable and service quick and nice. Worth to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We got the recommendation for this restaurant from our hotel and when we called to book they were completely full for that evening (later we would understand why they were this popular), so we took a chance and ventured there nevertheless. After a bit of begging, they still took us for a quick meal (quick because other guests had booked... More

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Modena, Italy
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102 reviews 102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

A few meters off Via Emilia in the centre of town, this establishment delivers traditional and local dishes of a quality one might hope for and maybe expect . On a typical Modenese winter day- cold and misty- the inviting interior wraps you in its cosy ambiance, created with discreet, subdued lighting, photo- and picture- covered walls, an agreeable, homely... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We went to eat at lunchtime. From the begging we felt like home. The service was very friendly and helpful. For primi piatti we took tortelloni di ricotta, which was amazingly light and cheesy at the same time. For secondi piatti from our waiters suggestion we took the tasting menu of local meats and cheeses and breads (gnocco fritto e... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We had been walking around Modena for about an hour late at night trying to find something to eat, and we passed this place on our way. It looked good from the outside and was filled with people even at 10.30 pm. We took a seat and got a look at the menu; only local dishes. We ordered two plates... More

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Nyons, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Very intriguing way of serving food, pasta and charcuterie, cheese, wine. Lovely. Make a reservation! Very busy, very good.

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