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“Local ingredients that inspire great food”

Osteria Stallo del Pomodoro
Ranked #88 of 724 Restaurants in Modena
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Local ingredients that inspire great food”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

I was in Modena the weekend of the 17 August. Literally everything in the city was closed for the summer vacation period. Many of the restaurants I researched prior to my trip were closed – mid august to the end of august. I found this restaurant by just walking around the neighborhood surrounding the hotel – Canal Grande- it is 2 blocks from the hotel located on a very quiet street. It has a very pretty terrace area out front; however the inside of the restaurant is beautiful and more interesting. The food is excellent even when compared to the quite high Modenese standards. I dined on the menu turistica which consisted of 4 courses for 35 Euros. Add in an 11 euro bottle of Lambrusco and you have an excellent meal. The higlight of the meal was the Tortoloni with ricotta and sunflower seeds. The ricotta was made from the milk of white cows. Very unusual. Topped with the sunflower seeds it was simple and delicious.The waitress spoke perfect English so we had a chance to discuss each plate and its ingredients. I would have missed so much about this restaurant – its creativity, its use of locally sourced ingredients had I not chatted her up.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Bob E
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Paris, France
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“Original and excellent!”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Great choice of original dishes. Made with traditional aliments from Modena, the food is also very creative, with a special mention to the deserts! The wine was good too and nothing to say about the quality of service: the waiter was very available and smiling, and he described us very well the different dishes. And to conclude, the prices are ok. An excellent place to discover in Modena!

  • Visited July 2012
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United Kingdom
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167 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
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“Great Place”
Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

Found this restaurant and utterly surprised withies great quality, service and ambience. Private and charming would recommend to anybody who likes good food and wine.

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Riverside, California
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22 reviews
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“Exceptional!”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

We live about an hours drive and this is our first visit to Modena. We both agreed this was one of our best meals in Italy. It was Sunday and many restaurants were closed. We were thrilled to arrive to find Pomodoro open and empty. We had the place to ourselves, most importantly Marco our server had plenty of time to explain the days choices. He put together a wonderful meal, paired it with a great bottle of Barbaresco. He was very knowledgeable about the region,the food and also the wine. We really want to return.
Thanks Trip Advisor for making another weekend exceptional!

  • Visited April 2012
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Rome, Italy
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“Simple and warm atmosphere”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

Food is an interesting mix of tradition and creativity. This is why it is not easy to choose what to eat if you are not from Modena (even more difficult for foreigners). However the atmosphere is very friendly and people serving you are extremely kind so they'll be more than happy to help you make a decision. Good selection of wines.
The premises where the Osteria is located used to be stables, and there's a lower floor and an upper floor to take advantage of the high ceiling - and this makes the upper floor pretty noisy when the restaurant is crowdy. So I feel like suggesting this restaurant if you are looking for a relaxing evening with friends.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank MargheritaR
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