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Osteria Francescana


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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$71 - $212

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$71 - $212
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Italian, Contemporary
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday

We had the classic menu and wine pairing. What should I say? The food was excellent! Brilliant menu and top wine selection. I liked the composition of every meal and there were some surprises in the menu! We asked for the wine list which they...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WernerSarah
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The day we visited OF Massimo greeted us at the front door. It was a really nice thing to do and set a up a beautiful lunch. I’m not sure how many rooms are in the restaurant but we had one of four tables. The...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank 639frankm
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really hate writing negative reviews. Going to Osteria I was excited, happy and pumped. When leaving disappointed. Two overall comments: - The ambiance is really stiff. Normally you as a customer point the direction to the staff if you want a slow, quiet, and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
2  Thank kaspergieldon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got up at 2am in Los Angeles to make a reservation. Worth it. Arrived at the restaurant to find it warm and fun. Staff was attentive and the security guard smiled at us from behind the door. What a nice guy. Staff. Super fun and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BaxterofLA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cuisine was playful, inventive, surprising, delightful. It was everything we imagined, plus a lot more that could only spring from the imagination of a culinary genius. Chef Massima Bottura made the rounds before lunch, with a leisurely chat at each table. The man exudes...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank audace11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It took us over two years to reserve a table at this restaurant. It is a once in a lifetime experience, due to the tasting menu journey you take through each meal course that is paired with characteristic wines. The staff was very attentive and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank ann1234759
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By insisting in a booking system that is recognized by all as making clients wait hours for nothing Massimo shows is total disrespect for everyone. I don’t know of another restaurant with this absurd system, and don’t find such intensity of criticism in other restaurants,...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank rachelsalz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tasting Menu for 2: $615 euros Transit to restaurant: $150 euros Meeting Chef Massimo Bottura: priceless Like everyone else, we first heard the name Massimo Bottura from the first episode of Chef's Table on Netflix. We fell in love with his story and his values....More

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank caitlinabel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No concept, no soul, this could have been any dinner in any restaurant in any city of the world. Good food - hopefully at that price - and a very exclusive atmosphere. But nothing showed what you read and hear about that place and chef.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank valueformoney71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went for his early birthday for dinner. We can’t comment on the booking process and system as a friend helped us organise. We were very excited and had been for a long time (especially as we left the children behind for...More

Date of visit: August 2019
3  Thank TheAwesomeFoursome
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Response from nicolas s | Reviewed this property |
the first year i had the same experience i wrote to them and they explained that on the first day of opening 8for 3 months later) they have 500 sets for the month and they get 8000 requests. in 2018 i tired again for my... More
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Sorry - did not see your message until today. I hope you found someone that could join you for this happening!
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