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Osteria da Ermes

Via Ganaceto 89, 41121 Modena, Italy
+39 059 238065
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Ranked #29 of 555 Restaurants in Modena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

In my opinion, Osteria da Ermes embodies the true essence of Italy and our experience there left us smiling for the rest of the day. This should be the top restaurant in the area! We turned up 15 minutes early and waited outside until Ermes started inviting people in. We were sat at the same table as two lovely older... More 

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London
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184 reviews 184 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We had to try the restaurant after reading reviews. What a delight it turned out to be. We arrived toward the end of lunch service and had to wait until a table was available. We then sat at a communal table, rather simple but homely. There is no menu, the owner asked us what we would like. Fortunately for us... More 

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Modena, Italy
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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Everything has been said. Unfortunately, if you like what you read and fancy visiting Ermes, you have a little over 9 months to do so as Ermes has announced at the end of the year he will be retiring - after 50 years at the helm.

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Amsterdam, Paesi Bassi
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145 reviews 145 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

You feel real home-made pasta.The first time I was there it was very strange.Fortunately,I was with my italian friends,so they speak with oldman and translated to me his jokes.I recommend this place for everyone!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

By judging the line of italians outside, we wanted to be there. Then, we enjoyed the genuine and rich smell of good food from the ever slamming kitchen doors, and the merry athmosphere, and the huge huge portions! Tagliatelle was awesome and golden yellow, pleasantly solid like the italians love it, the sauce was divine! We ordered the local Lambrusco... More 

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Additional Information about Osteria da Ermes

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