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Trattoria Il Fantino

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Via Donzi 7, 41121, Modena, Italy
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic atmosphere, great crowd and friendly staff. The food is very basic. The best was the cheese, spinach and herbs tortellini. The pasta and the balsamico chicken nuggets were OK, but lacked sophistication.

Thank jet701
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After 3 days of eating as much quality Italian food as possible we had 2 hours left to find and eat some home cooked style dishes. The hugely helpful lady at emilia design suit apartments reserved us a table at Trattoria ll Fantino. It's just off the main shopping street and easy to find. We were in a rush but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Continuing on our 2 week European road trip, we just wanted simple local food, and we were lucky to find this place. For me, this is the best pasta I had in Italy so far. I chose the tortellini with ricotta and spinach, my girlfriend chose the gnocchi with sausage and pumpkin. They were both exceptional, suffice to say I'd... More 

Thank NickP22
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Ate here for lunch. 25€ per person prix fixe, unlimited wine and including coffee and dessert. Waiter/owner was friendly and outgoing. More food than the two of us could finish, everything incredible.

Thank Serena H
Modena, Italy
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We has pasta with rabbit and the softest gnocchi with pumpkin. We also had the braised pork ribs with roast potatoes. Every dish was fantastic. They served tigelle hot from the griddle too. We ended with cherry pie and chocolate sausage. All for under 40€. Must go for any foodie.

Thank Veena0508
Baden, Switzerland
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

After a long day of travel we wanted a quick early dinner on a Saturday night. Most restaurants were still closed at 7pm and at Il Fantino they told us that they were fully booked, but they could arrange for a table if we would be done by 9pm. We decided to stay and it was the best decision! The... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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423 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

coming from Bologna for a one day excursion to visit the Duomo, we came here for lunch while the church and the museum were closed (12 to 15.30h). The place is very popular with locals and with tourists, and after your meal you will understand why. the owner is a really friendly and helpful guy, the food is excellent, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

I went there on the 'white night'/'notte bianca' when the city remains awake. We had a booking for weeks as we heard that it was a popular venue. Food was inspired by the local ingredients, hearty and rich, but the price was very reasonable. It is a very popular venue, so book weeks in advance. When we went, there was... More 

Thank weekdaysweekends
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a must when in Modena! The food is perfectly cooked and amazingly seasoned, ingredients are super fresh, Staff is friendly, Price is great, in fact it is the best value for money we got in this trip. Go go go.

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Campinas, SP
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226 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

A real trattoria, very good pasta and vino de la casa. A reservation is suggested because the locals fills the small place. Is worth a visit

Thank Anganacca

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $33
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
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?