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Trattoria Il Fantino

Via Donzi 7, 41121, Modena, Italy
+39 059 223646
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Donzi 7, 41121, Modena, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Make sure you make a reservation. The restaurant filled up immediately after they opened. The food was original to the region and delicious. Service was on point. We were served an after dinner walnut liqueur and left 150% happy :)

Thank Inna P
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here for lunch during our visit to Modena. The restaurant is tucked away in a small alley off the main road, and you might not notice it just walking by. We had the "tasting menu", which was delicious but far too much food...More

Thank Kristin S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exceptional local food. You won’t regret choosing this restaurant. We had 2 pastas, secondi of ribs (their speciality) and pork escalopes with porcini mushrooms, a half bottle of sangiovese and some sparkling water all for €50. Great value but get there early if you want...More

Thank Teggreviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fact that this trattoria is tucked away in a small alley instead of facing the main road is the first indication that we are going to be served delicious comfort food without over the top, pretentious, kind of table service (or lack of). We...More

Thank wasabionwings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived to an empty restaurant, politely and in Italian asked for a table for two and were turned away by the hostess who said “all tables are booked”. She claimed all the patrons “were coming”...I fail to see how the entire restaurant is 100%...More

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Book in advance even if it is just some hours before you want to go. We had the menue at 28 euro which was very good value and more food and drink then we could manage even though we did our best to let nothing...More

Thank Pia J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historic modenese trattoria, where everything is exactly what you expect it to be. Location, quality of food, atmosphere, service, price. Everything at full standard. I cannot go to Modena without visiting il Fantino.

Thank Grigetto58
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

A favourite restaurant of ours in Italy. We came to Modena mainly to find good restaurants. Our research took us to this fine restaurant. The food was so authentic and outstanding. The atmosphere was so genuine and very local. David in the picture took an...More

Thank nursegregory
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Davido and the team at Il Fantino are the best! We have had some seriously good food in the region but this was the highlight. We gave our hotel a list of four restaurants we wanted to eat at during our stay but after eating...More

Thank Chell M
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Such a shame we can only give this place 5 stars. There was 11 of us searching the back streets on a busy evening. We found this place just as they opened. We let the waitress suggest a selection of their homemade pasta dishes and...More

Thank bellyofale
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January 21, 2017|
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Response from Andrea P | Property representative |
goodevening, i'm Andrea and i work at Fantino. usually we get reservations only by phone, but if is it a problem, write a e-mail to andreamo1976 @ hotmail. it and i will confirm your table. thank you!
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August 29, 2016|
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Response from Andrea P | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
può scrivere a andreamo1976 @ hotmail . it ma se vuole posso già prendere la prenotazione anche senza l'email
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August 29, 2016|
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Response from Andrea P | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
vi aspettiamo!!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$23 - $35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Donzi 7, 41121, Modena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Modena  >  Modena
  • Phone Number: +39 059 223646
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