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Trattoria Il Fantino

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Via Donzi, 7, 41100, Modena, Italy
059 223646
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great restaurant!

Excellent quality of food and service. Very large portions! Order carefully! You probably won't be able to eat both "primo e secondo piato". Very typical cuisine and everything is very tasty. Also, this is the type of restaurant that you feel like at home.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Ratko_Vranes
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Excellent quality of food and service. Very large portions! Order carefully! You probably won't be able to eat both "primo e secondo piato". Very typical cuisine and everything is very tasty. Also, this is the type of restaurant that you feel like at home.

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Gloucester
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Looking for somewhere to eat a weekday lunch and chose this from TripAdvisor based on other reviews. It was very well worth the walk from the train station. Wonderful food, nice staff and packed. Probably need to book any other time except weekday lunch. Everything we had was great. Our children usually choose from adult menu and they certainly loved... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The restaurant is always booked. However, if you go right at 7pm and can be out at 9pm for the people with reservations you can squeeze in! Great food.

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El Macero
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We had a thoroughly enjoyable lunch at Il Fantino. Food was great, service super friendly and even the neighboring table was friendly. One of our best experiences in Modena. The waiter even gave my wife a "#1 Client" badge to pin our jacket when we left. Lots of fun!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

So very friendly and packed with locals. The pasta is home made and delicious. Entries looked good but we were there for lunch and stopped with the primi. Our server was delightful and in spite of the packed restaurant she gave us very personal attention. The restaurant is several blocks from the last parking spaces before entering the no drive... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

My original reservation was only for 2pax, but at last minute we became 5 and the good staff was able to take us in. The two kinds of pasta was al dente, very fresh green salad, perfect red wine, a chicken dish in red sauce and an assortment of bread sticks and mascarpone dessert were all we had but good... More 

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Pordenone, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had dinner a evening during the week, me and a friend. The place is not very bug but very typical and warm. The waiter paid very attention to all details and request and the food...great, traditional dishes. Reccomanded if you want to taste a bite of this region.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We went to Modena just to visit the Ferrari Museum but stopping by this Trattoria made a great day even better! The food was excellent - all our dishes were incredibly tasty. The service was great too and it was reasonably priced! Definitely recommended!

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Modena is a fabulous place to start with. We loved everything in Modena. What made it even better was lunch in this restaurant. It was a highlight of our trip to Italia. Generous portions, amazing food, passionate wait-staff and very affordable. This is a restaurant not to miss. The gnocchi was rich and flavourful and the cheese and meat plate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We happened on Il Fantino while there was a festival going on in Modena, and all the restaurants were very busy. The staff was incredibly hospitable, and we let them suggest a typical Modenese menu for us. The meal and the atmosphere were both wonderful. One of the highlight meals of our 2 week trip to Paris and Italy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Donzi, 7, 41100, Modena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Modena  >  Modena
  • Phone Number: 059 223646

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?