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Osteria Ermes

Via Ganaceto 89, 41121, Modena, Italy
+39 059 238065
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
May 7, 2018
“Brilliant local lunch spot”
Apr 2, 2017
“We always eat here when we are in Italy, literally every year”
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Via Ganaceto 89, 41121, Modena, Italy
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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited Ermes yesterday and were sat on a table with an absolutely delightful Italian couple. The restaurant closed for a year due to the owner having some health issues, but it is back up and running in full swing. Excellent local food and charming,...More

Thank Nick W
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Nice popular place. No pretensions but very funny, especially if you know a little bit of Modena which we have been here each year and enjoy every minute.

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Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

The Best of local traditional food,old spartan place,no reservation,be there and wait,two round at lunch closed evening and sundays.

Thank Robby22
Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Recommended by a NYC friend lately from Modena, we arrived as advised sharply at noon; the place was already half full. We were seated at a table for four, with two strangers, who were locals and clearly there several times a week. If anyone tells...More

1  Thank Nefelokokigia
Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't advice tourists to go eat here! Or if you really want to go you better have no expectation. You have to like meat and be ready to eat whatever they have available. Eat everything because you will pay the same kind of fix...More

Thank Carmelina Z
Reviewed November 19, 2016

Like eating in your grandparents' . Delightful atmosphere , real Italian experience , fussy and happy customers and great owners . There is no menu , only what they have cooked for the day , surprise in a good way .

Thank dimitrapoulopoulou
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Excellent hand made food , good wine , best local kitchen food you can find in modena , surely worth every penny(which is not very expensive)... Long lines outside but its all about tradition after all isn't it? Enjoy and be sure to visit this...More

Thank Billy V
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

At Ermes you will get the most authentic Modena cuisine you can get outside of a private house. The menu rotates on a daily basis, and all the dishes are freshly made by the owner's wife. Beware of the long line outside and the grumpy...More

Thank AugustaBracknell
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Walking towards the Duomo we asked someone for a recommendation and they said that they eat at Ermes at least twice a month. A good start. When we arrived, Ermes welcomed us from behind the bar while his wife chatted to our baby. Having moved...More

Thank CastanoRoma
Reviewed July 8, 2016

Go there early because the lines of the people waiting to be fed by this unique guy Ermes (actually his wife who plays in the kitchen) are looooong.... I really appreciate the fact that the locals love this place, that Ermes is very humorous and...More

Thank njv9
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January 6, 2017|
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Response from njv9 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry for the delayed answer. I think that the proprietor was ill recently sorry to say... A friend of mine who visited Modena in April (and whom I had literally FILLED with messages about the place) sent me a photo of... More
July 9, 2016|
Response from njv9 | Reviewed this property |
It's not that they serve a la carte, so I guess if you opt for some simple pasta dish that's always on offer there, you'll be just fine. I suggest you go and, before you sit, ask for the day's menu. It's usually a small... More
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Late Night
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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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  • Address: Via Ganaceto 89, 41121, Modena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Modena  >  Modena
  • Phone Number: +39 059 238065
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