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Osteria da Ermes

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Via Ganaceto 89, 41121 Modena, Italy
+39 059 238065
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 260
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  • 128
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 19
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
It's like Nonna's -- but better.

Ermes welcomes you (in Italian) and assures you that you will like what they have cooked for the day (also in Italian). If you go with friends and family, order one of everything and share it all. They truly cook some of the best food I've ever had in Italy, let alone Modena. Don't forget to order... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Athens, Georgia
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Athens, Georgia
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Ermes welcomes you (in Italian) and assures you that you will like what they have cooked for the day (also in Italian). If you go with friends and family, order one of everything and share it all. They truly cook some of the best food I've ever had in Italy, let alone Modena. Don't forget to order some lambrusco to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I had read about this place is a slow food guide. It warned to go early - and they weren't kidding. I believe they only serve lunch - I recommend arriving about 15-20 minutes before they open. No matter when you go there will be a wait - but if you don't make it early you'll be waiting to be... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This place is actually a food instituion in Modena.If you want taste great traditional cuisine you must have a lunch here where you will also enjoy the funny jokes of Ermes the landlord. The taste of food is simply delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We showed up with five people. The restaurant was full but the crew invited us back three quarters later. We were welcomed in a most friendly manner and had a great real italian meal. The chef and the owner joint our table at each ciurse to explain the dishes. Three hours later and very satisfied we said goodby.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were lucky to get in. Six people showing up at Ermes, with it´s no reservations policy and a long line of people outside, all we could do was hope. Hope that our taxi driver Simon actually knew the famous Ermes and had put in a good word for us. Getting seated in the tiny, crowded dining room was amazing.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

looks like it's a very local restaurant being visited by lots of tourist. We were attracted to there as well. The restaurant has no menu and the receipt has no price breakdown (only give you a total price). We ordered a salami with local bread, a plate of macaroni and bottle water. The bill was euro 25. Since the owner... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The experience starts queuing in front of the entrance. Ermes rarely smiles, but everybody will understand him speaking Modenese dialect. Once you are in, most probably the table will be shared with other guest. food is good, wine also but he atmosphere is worth a stop in Modena. A lot of fun, especially for the foreigners.

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We were lucky and there were only 2 couples waiting ahead of us. We didn't speak any Italian and Ermes speaks no English. This made for one of the best experiences we have ever had. This is a restaurant run by a man who loves what he is doing, and Ermes seems to be one of the old pillars of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I can't believe I lived in Modena for 5 years without ever going to Ermes. Now that I don't live there anymore, I made the effort to eat there while on holiday. Ermes was so accommodating towards me and my active 22month old, making sure she had something suitable to eat too, and they modified a dish especially for us... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Just like having an Italian mum cooking your favorite dish, great atmosphere and tasty food, the garlic infused pork ribs and pasta dishes were so good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Ganaceto 89, 41121 Modena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Modena  >  Modena
  • Phone Number: +39 059 238065

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?