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Trattoria Il Fantino

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Via Donzi 7, 41121, Modena, Italy
39059223646
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7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 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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U.S.
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Barcelona, Spain
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

What a meal... This restaurant is worth a detour and a quick drop-by in Modena. Nothing fancy, this place looks like a very neat mom and pop Italian restaurant which is frequented by both locals and tourists (thanks to TripAdvisor) and serves truly delicious Italian food. Their pastas are out of this world. Friendly staff and great service.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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103 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

This place is packed with mainly Italian families. It is very noisy and very hot despite 2 air conditioning units. That's the only down side. The food is simple but good. I had the specialty of the city, meats, cheese, a kind of meat paste,spare ribs, roasted potatoes, 2 different types of bread.Far too much for one person. The waiter... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

We actually went here based on the reviews on TripAdvisor (we'd never have found it otherwise - you don't just stumble upon it). The restaurant is cozy and the staff if super friendly. However we both felt like the menu were kinda small. There weren't that many dishes to choose from. The food was alright, but not mind blowing. It... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 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 

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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.

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Modena, Italy
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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $34
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
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
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
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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