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Osteria Francescana


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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$71 - $212
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Italian, Contemporary
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the best experiences in my life, great team and amazing to meet Chef Bottura who had told us inspiring stories about his creations.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mauroc716
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great friend of mine took my wife and I here for my birthday - side note, it isn't inexpensive. The atmosphere is small and cozy with about 10 tables total. Dinner takes a nice long time and we did the pairing with the meal....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RknRon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my first experience with 3* restaurant - completely mind-blowing. You have instant feeling right from the start that you deal with the art of cooking at the highest level. Obviously not everything from 12 meal taking menu we had was equally great but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 81gregz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We knew we’d be in Bologna the week before Christmas to pick up our daughter from her semester at the University there, so three months ahead I tried to get reservations. Unfortunately I could not for the day I wanted (Friday 12/21) so I called...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank grinisa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Planned our whole trip around this lunch booking was made 3 months prior to coming to Italy Service and detail was impeccable food well what can I say it was a once in a lifetime experience Wine paring with food was exceptional and nothing was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sammyvec
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Believe it or not, I spent 4 hours waiting for a (potential!) reservation and when I got a “waiting list confirmation” for January 5th, 2019 I booked my trip from NYC around it (hoping to get the final confirmation!) Surprisingly enough... on January 4th, I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
8  Thank ADM79
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Booked a table of 10 for my birthday to see what the the world’s best restaurant had to offer. Had 9 foodie friends also come and join me for lunch as well. This had been communicated to the restaurant in advance. Unfortunately due to traffic...More

Date of visit: December 2018
11  Thank docssj
Reviewed December 22, 2018

yup it is , this is aa once in a lifetime experience, we snagged a lunch reso , ate it all , tasting menu, wine pairing , a magical experience !! ty massimo

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FoodieDiner
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

When we found out that Osteria Francescana was voted #1 in the world for 2018, we knew wanted to travel to Bologna to dine there. On the day that online bookings opened, we had 5 devices going and finally after a couple of hours was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
4  Thank buttercup1211
Reviewed December 12, 2018

The food was very good and all the way just surprising, beyond every description. Every step along the evening did top the other and it was served by great waiters!

Date of visit: December 2018
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