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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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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is full of contradictions. It is supposed to be the best in the world and yet the experience is overall pretty poor if you care about the whole thing rather than just the food. Foodwise, it is very nice and it is good to explore some new ideas. We took the Festina Lente menu, which was more than... More 

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birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Noma last year and I had built it up so much that when the event happened I felt a little bit disappointed as the whole experience for me seemed to lack authenticity. I was a little worried that Osteria Francescana might do the same. Happily though it was nothing like that. I thought the fusion of art,... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there cause of the tv series chefs table. If this one really the best restaurant in the world, we were really unlucky with some points. The service were polite not intrusive at all. We had the wine pairing which was fabulous! Inside the baked roll we found some plastic bag parts, which for a 3 star restaurant for... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After obtaining the number 1 restaurant in the world, of course expectations shot through the roof for me. Especially since I dined at the former number 1 restaurant El Celler de Can Roca just 12 months prior. Everyone will have a different opinion/perception of what Italian food is. So if you are like me who favours classic and traditional flavours... More 

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Hobart, Tasmania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s probably best to leave the philosophical question of if a meal can be worth 350 Euro a head and focus on the food and service. On entering (after ringing a door bell), we were greeted by several people, there seemed to be a bit of confusion when I said our name and one for the quartet ran out to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished dinner at the World 's best restaurant and feeling absolutely satisfied! The food is creative yet the freshness and flavours of the ingredients shine through with each bite. Each dish stimulates the the senses and tantalising my taste buds. The wine pairing is very interesting and perfectly matches the food. The service is warm and professional. The waitstaff... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal was good. We didn't go to our dinner expecting "the best meal of our lives", though we were aware the restaurant had topped the list. But we were hoping for something more memorable. We've had amazing tasting menus at other restaurants in New York City (where we're from). It's not that we don't like the concept. It's just... More 

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lisboa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic dinner! Fantastic chef! Thank you Massimo and your fantastic team for the experience! when poetry and art meets gastronomy!

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We began planning our trip to Italy months ago in order to eat at Osteria Francescana. My 18 year old son has been worshipping Il Maestro Massimo Bottura like a culinary god, and hoped to visit "mecca" as part of his high school graduation trip. Alas, reservations proved impossible to get, but we didn't let that stop us from visiting... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is no doubt in our minds that this was the most spectacular, mind-blowing, thought provoking, surprising and tasteful meal of our lives. It felt like dreaming with our eyes open. A journey through the Modena area in flavor and scents. The sommelier created courageous clashes with bold choices that harmonized in a symphony worthy of the greatest composers. 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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, 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?