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“Wish we had a different waitress, food could be better.”

Ristorante da Danilo
Ranked #16 of 734 Restaurants in Modena
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Wish we had a different waitress, food could be better.”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

We had difficulty from the start with our waitress. She was impatient and lacked respect. Treated us as a tourist, not as a guest. The salad was not fresh and the Spaghetti Carbonaro was a bit heavy. Did not finish the meal. The older couple who are likely the owners were nice enough. I will not return and would not recommend, the food was not good enough to overcome the poor service. I think if I was Italian I would have had a better experience, though I speak decent Italian. After 9 days in Italy, so far the worst restaurant experience.

  • Visited June 2013
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Sydney Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
“Nice for lunch”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

We wandered the streets of the old town looking for inspiration for lunch, when we found this restaurant full of locals on a Thursday at 2:00pm. We were still welcomed to dine and had a good filetto balsamico served with mashed potato, salad and desserts. Including a 1/2 bottle of Sanviovese and water, the bill came to 60 Euro - very reasonable. We left after 4:00, with one other table occupied by then and never felt rushed or like we were keeping the waiter.

Recommended for its good food and service.

  • Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Nice food and service, quite a busy place”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

We had a very enjoyable meal here, there were six of us. We sat outside on a very pleasant Modena night. While the food was excellent and the waiter was fine there was something lacking. I think there is probably more atmosphere inside than out and also the waiter whilst pleasant lacked a little bit of personality. Nice bread, then most of us had some kind of pasta which we were quite happy with.

  • Visited May 2013
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Busy little restaurant”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Enjoyed a very nice meal here whilst in Modena. Shared tortelloni with ricotta and spinach - it had a choice of three sauces - we chose tomato and bacon, delicious. I had vitello cardinale, quite rich with mushrooms, cheese and asparagus but very tasty. My husband chose filleto balsamico, very tasty and the steak was perfectly cooked. The staff were very efficient and knowledgable. Although it wasn't on the menu we persuaded the waitress to make us affogato, ice cream with espresso, perfect end to a perfect meal.

Visited April 2013
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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Delicious food, full of locals”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

As we entered Danilo's we quiclky realizedit was a very popular place, bankers, old friends, families, were all gathered there and seemed tonknow the owner and the waiters for a long time. We waited 15 mins for a table, totAlly worth it. From the delicious green lasagna tobthe carpaccio and the balsamic with icecream. Everything was great, the place is tiny and very close to il duomo and the city center, making it very accesible. If you are a fan of balasamic vinegar, Danilo has some 12 and 25 year olds you can purchase there.

  • Visited March 2013
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