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Trattoria Il Fantino

Via Donzi, 7, 41100 Modena, Italy
059 223646
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Ranked #12 of 509 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
Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Stuttgart, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We stumbled across this place by accident and absolutely loved it. The service was very friendly, the waitress took the time to run us through the menu and give advice as to what to choose. The Gnocco fritto with cold meats are a must try speciality in that region, as well as the "Tagliolini funghi porcini e speck" (green pasta... More

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Munich, Germany
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We came here at the end of a half day trip to a Parmesan producer and Balsamic Vinegar producer. We sat down and immediately we were inundated with delicious pasta dishes. Followed by small piadina, fried puff pastry, cheese and meats. The food was great- in the end we could not eat everything, but we definitely tried. Go early- before... More

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Modena, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Little place, marvellous food and wine. It's better book a table. waiters are kind. fair prices. So far it's one of the best restaurant in Modena that I tried.

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Bressanone, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

If you eant a good taste oftortellini with cream it is the right place. The restaurant suggest an average mood, but the meat is lower than the average.

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