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Trattoria Il Fantino

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Via Donzi 7, 41121, Modena, Italy
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Casarano, Italy
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Found this on tripadvisor. No bad write ups so booked up for me and my daughter. Actually my last night with my daughter who studies in Modena before returning home. To be honest on booking the man initially told me he was fully booked but hearing my disappointment he told me to come along for 20.00pm (he was willing to... More 

Thank alison h
De Meern, The Netherlands
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Il Fantino, 059223646, is a traditional Modena restaurant. Has sitting only inside in an old fashioned style. You need to make reservations. The menu is limited, the food is good. You can see how they are preparing it in the kitchen. The owner is friendly, his wife is grumpy, but it is not personal, that's the way she is. It... More 

Thank R Z
Modena, Italy
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service up to par for a trattoria. Price correct. Reservations should be if possible. We arrived without just in time before lunchtime group arrived. Regulars seem to be common. Will go again.

Thank Grondy
Curitiba, PR
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly personnel, cozy place and outstanding pasta. A must go destination in Emilia Romagna region or even in the whole Italy.

Thank FabioMacc
Iroquois Falls, Canada
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I reccomend that you make a reservation. We loved everything... The antipasto and main courses..... I had the ribs and my wife the chicken in balsamic vinegar ....... This place is a must when in Modena

Thank leonbass
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

This place is a must go in Modene if you want excellent food. The decoration is really old but the food is incredible. You need to book a couple of weeks in advance. The pasta are the best one in town. Quantity are huge and the price is really fair. 25-30€ max. with food, drinks and digestive. Even if you... More 

Thank Melanie_do
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We love Trattoria il Fantino! This little restaurant seems like a local favorite seeing that it's always full of people eating and laughing. The food is very moderately priced and isn't some tourist trap. The food is simple, but rich in flavor and the staff is generous with their knowledge and service. Get the ribs. Delicious and fall off the... More 

Thank Roger K
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Excellent meal here, if you're looking for a REAL italian meal go here. there's no "chicken parm" or stuff like that, just real italian dishes, with a local flavor. for example, we had a chicken dish that was made with balsamic vinegar that Modena is famous for. The staff is very friendly too, and we had a lovely time. At... More 

Thank BacTravel
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This was the best meal we had on our 18 day trip to Italy. We were traveling from Lake Como to Florence and planned on stopping in Modena for lunch because of the incredible food in the region. I found this by chance and although we did not have a reservation, they were able to fit us in before lunch... More 

Thank TravelsForWine
Barcelona, Spain
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

I have bin here for lunch, i ate, Strozzapreti con funghi porcini e speck after Le sorbarette and for last the Millefoglie, all with a bottle of Lambrusco to bring it down. The food was amazing from the primi until the last bite of the dolce it was absolutely well worth to come here. The food falls under typical regional... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $32
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Donzi 7, 41121, Modena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Modena  >  Modena
  • Phone Number: 39059223646

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?