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“Lovely restaurant with warm welcome in Modena” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hostaria Carducci

Hostaria Carducci
Via Canalino, 73, 41121 Modena, Italy
+39 059 245357
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Ranked #13 of 551 Restaurants in Modena
Price range: $24 - $37
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Nyon, Switzerland
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“Lovely restaurant with warm welcome in Modena”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We found the Ristorante Carducci quite by chance on a very hot night in Modena. We were even rather hesitant to enter, as the restaurant looks very smart, and we weren't dressed too smartly!

However, the patron made us feel very welcome, and took excellent care of us. We took a starter of pancetta, sliced on the meat slicing machine which is a feature of the dining room in the restaurant, and for the main course, we both had pasta with black truffle. The pancetta was superb, literally melt in the mouth. And the pasta with truffle... mmm, I could eat it every night for the rest of my life and never tire of it.

To wash this down, we had a couple of glasses of Lambrusco dell'Emilia. And the patron also gave us some of his fantastic home-made limoncello to try.

A truly delightful little restaurant - let the patron choose something for you, you won't be disappointed. We didn't even look at the menu, we just went with his recommendations. And he was spot on with his choices, particularly as it was a swelteringly hot evening, so we weren't really in the mood for anything too rich or heavy.

We will definitely return whenever we are next in Modena.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“New management, not great”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012 via mobile

When we reserved a table the man simply answered the phone with "Pronto" and that should have been a sign that the new management are not yet in restauranteur mode. The glasses of wine we ordered were completely forgotten and we thought €19 for 9 medium small shrimp on polenta was way too expensive. The salad was reasonable and the fishermans spaghetti €15 was up to standard too. We wouldn't go here again, life's too short to waste on mediocre food.

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