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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
Great food!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sarah A
Rochester, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Rochester, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

1 Thank Sarah A
El Macero
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88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!!!!

Thank Bennett_Traveler
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Thomas M
Manila, Philippines
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133 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Marlene A
Pordenone, Italy
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 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.

Thank angela5600
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

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!

Thank kwgill
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

Thank J1715
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Lawrie B
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Il Fantino is a small restaurant, with tipical local food. Nice, clean, not very large, in a small street in the heart of the town. Not cheap, but neither too expensive. A nice place. Really "Modenese", it's in the same place since many years.

Thank MacModena
Modena, Italy
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Stopped here for lunch and found it very enjoyable. Hubby and I had the mixed sliced meat platter with parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar as an antipasta. We followed this with the chicken in balsamic (hubby) and the scallopine. We also had the chocolate salami dessert and something with cream and layers of flat dough... I've forgotten the name but... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine


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