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Al Grottino

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Via Taglio 26, Modena, Italy
+39 059 223985
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Hit the spot on a rainy day

Having walked around Modena on a wet day the location of this pizzaria was perfect for lunch. The staff were pleasant and the food good, although, by Italian standards, the wine was a bit over priced for a regional wine. A good recommendation from Lonely Planet. The position is ideal for your walk... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
anjosjest
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Brighton, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Just the job for a n early evening meal during a business trip to Modena. Staff were polite and attantive and it would be churlish to complain about a good pizza, dolce and a beer for €11!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Having walked around Modena on a wet day the location of this pizzaria was perfect for lunch. The staff were pleasant and the food good, although, by Italian standards, the wine was a bit over priced for a regional wine. A good recommendation from Lonely Planet. The position is ideal for your walk through the plazza's and buildings of central... More 

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Amsterdam, Paesi Bassi
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150 reviews 150 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It's difficult to classify this place,because it's not so bad but also not o nthe top...In Italy people use to say "nella media". Pizza is ok,like in other 100 places,primi also have the same story.Seafood also have a good aspect.

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SpainSpain
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98 reviews 98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Imagine a warm spring night on a terrace of Modena, seated for dinner. Well, what follows is also good: well served with a hearty kindness and alacrity and beautifully prepared meals (very good mare riso) and prices very restrained and adjusted. No wonder they have many customers!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This restaurant is also a great pizzeria at a very conveninet distance from the Piazza Grande in the city centre and not far away from the railway station.You can enjoy a delicious variety of pizza even at noon.Really recommended .

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Denver, Colorado
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173 reviews 173 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This place is pretty good. It did loose points because of the waiter's mood. But, don't let that stop you, he might have been having a bad day. The food did offset that. Pasta and pizza (it is Italy) and salads creatively put together. READ THE MENU: meaning when they say the salad is carrots, tomatoes and potatoes, that is... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This restaurant caught our attention because it was full of italians having dinner, so we decided to give it a try. I tried parmesan cheese with balsamico for appetizer, and grilled calamari as a main dish, and mascarpone cream for dessert, all of them were very good. We didn't order pizza, but it was the most ordered thing at the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We lived in Modena for a few years, and have had to dine here not by choice, but because we were in groups, and each and every time I eat here, I am disappointed. The last time I ate here, the seafood pasta was uncooked, the staff were icy, and everything was just blahhhh. We ate out every single night... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Unlike some other reviewers we very much enjoyed our meal here. Pizza for my companion, beers, and a tortellini that i thought would be a starter but pretty much stopped me before the veal came. It too was delicious. Yep the staff speak Italian, but we are in Italy. And they put up with this Aussies attempt on a very... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

We ate here after our first preference was closed. We found that the staff spoke very little English and when we attempted Italian they seemed unimpressed. Our italian is not good but its not bad enough to warrant the response we received. They were not very helpful in communicating and continued to speak to us in full Italian conversation though... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Taglio 26, Modena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Modena  >  Modena
  • Phone Number: +39 059 223985

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 43
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?