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Osteria Francescana

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$$$$
Italian, Contemporary
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Via Stella 22, 41121, Modena, Italy
+39 059 223912
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were 6 people together and we got a chamber separé which was very cool. The food was as amazing as it looks on Netflix, and we had an extremely fun and friendly waitor. The wine pairing was especially good - I have never experienced tastes that fulfils each other like that!! The only minus is that my one friend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible place, needs to be experienced in person to appreciate it, would say its a once in a lifetime experience but I get the feeling its not gonna be!

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Thank John P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was out of the ordinary. It was exclusive. It was fantastic and you should prepare yourself for the unexpected. We simply loved it and it was "eccellente"!

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1 Thank Re-bild
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to Osteria Francescana was a bit dissapointing. First of all chef Massimo wasn't there. I think you may expect him to be there, considering that's a part of the whole experience. The look of the restaurant is clean, but okay. Neat tables, chairs, curtains and pretty colors on the walls. We are not so excited about the food... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let Bottura be Bottura one might say and that's enough. La Francescana is an ode to his creativity and courage, the recognition of what tradition is all about and the eagerness to strive to be better (by building on it). Lots has been said and written about Massimo Bottura and at La Francescana you'll taste what words can't explain. That... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took partner there for their birthday as the previous year had been to El Cellar in Girona. Was hoping to be wowed in the same way. Unfortunately I found the staff to be rigid & too intense lacking any connection. Maybe being bestowed with Number 1 has made them nervous. The art on the wall of harrowing women was not... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with friends. Food was great. Had a 12 course dinner with wine. Every dish was excellent. Didn't taste what it look liked.

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you read rated #1 on the Pelegrino World's best, you have high expectations. We were not disappointed. Unique interiors filled with art, impeccable service start to finish and a trip through gastronomy like no other. Inventive, creative, beautiful - pushing all boundaries. We congratulate Chef Massimo Bottura, his staff and lovely wife on a well deserved and long awaited... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stop reading this review right this second and just book it. Stop. Go away. Get on the horn and book this restaurant. Andiamo. Okay, you're still reading, so I'll explain a little further. Massimo Bottura, the turbo-extroverted guy in Netflix's Chef's Table series has taken an ultra-creative pass at Italian cuisine and knocked it out of the park. Every dish... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My food expectations were completely satisfied. Being served some of the great signature dishes like the lamb oyster, the five maturities of cheeses and oops I dropped the lemon tart, I got to experience the brilliance of massimo. And he was there to explain us one of the dishes as well. The staff could loosen up a little and I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$71 - $212
Cuisine
Italian, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Stella 22, 41121, Modena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Modena  >  Modena
  • Phone Number: +39 059 223912

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?