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Osteria Francescana

Via Stella 22, 41121, Modena, Italy
+39 059 22 39 12
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lemon tart” (71 reviews)
“foie gras” (54 reviews)
“tasting menu” (143 reviews)
Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Via Stella 22, 41121, Modena, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This meal was easily the best meal my wife and I have had in our lives. Getting a reservation was not as hard as some suggested, so long as you are ready with multiple devices the second reservations open :) (three months in advance). We...More

Thank lkraso01
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've come here dragged by my friend as I usually do not feel very comfortable in these high-end places. I ordered only the safe looking stuff on the menu as I like consistent food. The portions are indeed a big to small for my liking,...More

Thank andrew25a
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was excellent! Every dish is in an Art form. All the wines were specially paired with each dish. The color of each dish is incredible. The service was excellent. The dessert at the end was delicious. This is definitely a must try restaurant....More

Thank Toby1Tor-Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago

The first hurdle is to get a reservation. Once you do that, you're biggest decision will be to do the wine pairing or not. My friend and I opted to do the classic tasting menu, with the dishes that put O.F. on the road to...More

2  Thank Kait414
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Osteria Francescana and it was even better than the first time. We’ve been talking about our first meal there for the last two years and so were a little nervous about whether it would live up to our memories....More

Thank Sara G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yesterday I was the happiest girl in Modena. In Italy. No, in the whole world. Of the ‘tutto’ menu there was only one dish that wasn’t my taste, but it didn’t bother me because all the other dishes were little orgasmes in my mouth. 😃

Thank Ema N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a reservation just a few days before we arrived. We loved the food. It was such an experience. Highly recommend!

1  Thank FE123456
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say but that one should be so lucky as to get a reservation. If you enjoy carefully and creatively prepared food that is contextualized by an accompanying narrative paired perfectly with delicious wines, then the expense is well worth it.

Thank P N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Book well ahead to nab one of the 12 tables for the 9-course tasting menu, which, when we were there, ranged from an almost-classic tortellini in parmesan cream to the very modernist ‘Caesar salad in bloom’ pre-dessert. There's no point in pretending it isn't expensive....More

Thank RobertaSydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The experience was simply perfect at all stages. Starting from the booking, where we were staying in the waiting list and got confirmed the table by a personal call in our own language. Then, when we arrived (early) to the restaurant and asked for a...More

Thank David C
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Questions & Answers
11 May 2018|
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Response from modge2014 | Reviewed this property |
the wine paring was amazing, it is so worth it we had some of the most amazing options and we walked home warm but not drunk
Jennilee P
7 May 2018|
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Response from LiterallyIngrid | Reviewed this property |
My friend made a 2 person lunch reservation for a random Thursday in February back in November of the year before after watching Massimo's episode of Chef's Table. It was the only available date for the next 6 months.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$71 - US$212
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
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12:30 - 13:30
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12:30 - 13:30
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20:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Stella 22, 41121, Modena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Modena  >  Modena
  • Phone Number: +39 059 22 39 12
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