We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Osteria da Ermes

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Via Ganaceto 89, 41121, Modena, Italy
+39 059 238065
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

689 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 42: English reviews
Level Contributor
56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 service. The food (and the affordable prices) justify them.

Thank Giorgio M
Rome, Italy
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 from Italy we had forgotten what it was like to be welcomed to a meal... More 

Thank CastanoRoma
Piraeus, Greece
Level Contributor
114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 makes you feel at home (well, not immediately :) ) and the food is divine.... More 

Thank njv9
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Went here with a friend during a road trip / food tour of Italy. The staff spoke no English but they had a piece of paper with the selection of food written down. Despite not speaking Italian the staff were ever so friendly and I would love to go back there. We had 3 courses with a Bottle of wine... More 

1 Thank 1984oc
Windermere, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

What a fantastic find ,if you want real Italian food this is the place to go.Ermes only opens for lunch and is well used by the locals so be prepared to wait at least 1 hour for a table ,well its a seat as you will share a table with everyone else .This is a small room and gets vary... More 

Thank treborcccp
Sao Luis, MA
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

You can't visit Modena without stepping by Ermes! It's a very typical italian Trattoria, the food is awesome and Ermes is so much fun! The serve only the menu of the day, and everyone sits next to each other... it's impossible not to have fun and meet nice people!

Thank gnbm
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

I cannot describe how good this food is! It's like going to your grandma's house and enjoying the best dishes in a nutshell. Ermes is this man that sits at everybody's table and asks what you want to eat, makes you eat like the locals and has only one gold: watching you finish the plate. If you look for local... More 

4 Thank Salomé S
Flatåsen, Norway
Level Contributor
183 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

This is really a place you should pay a visit if you are in Modena and want to have a real Italian food experience. It's a tiny restaurant away from the tourist centre, with only a few tables. A lot of people, especially locals, come here to eat, and you'll be placed at whatever table has room for you. So... More 

Thank Albert V
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

The best place where to go if you want to experience how an italian tavern looks like and taste genuine food at a very good price. Be prepared if the innkeeper offers you to share the table with strangers, after a couple of glasses of wine they won't be strangers anymore! The atmosphere is very informal and cosy, it may... More 

Thank Livia R
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2015

we used to read a lot of review when we travel. too busy at work recently and we just googled restaurant near me when we were about to eat. we have the best experience on our recent trip. ermes has only verbal menu in italian but we managed to order food somehow with the help from one of the customers... More 

1 Thank carmenyuchong

Travelers who viewed Osteria da Ermes also viewed

Modena, Province of Modena
Modena, Province of Modena
Modena, Province of Modena
Modena, Province of Modena

Been to Osteria da Ermes? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Ganaceto 89, 41121, Modena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Modena  >  Modena
  • Phone Number: +39 059 238065

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Osteria da Ermes and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Osteria da Ermes staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?