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“A lovely find on a sunny day”

Ristorante L'Incontro
Ranked #31 of 797 Restaurants in Modena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$46
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Nuova gestione,
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We wanted to eat outside because the sun was shining so chose this place in a small, quiet square tucked away but not too far from the market. The appetisers were completely different from anything we have had before, an intriguing but delicious sardine dish with sweetened onions and a 3 seafood carpaccio with an octopus that was thinly sliced and tasted of the sea, delicious. Our prawns & squid main courses were also beautifully cooked. The only complaint is the broccoli with anchovy was over cooked and not al dented but otherwise everything we ate was perfectly cooked. The white wine from Sardinia was also lovely and complemented the seafood perfectly. Service was impeccable & although the menus not in English which we actually like the waitress had great English & so did the wine waiter so anything we couldn’t work out they helped with.

1  Thank MeTimeBristol
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

When we made the reservation we were told that we would have to leave after about 1.5 hours, but when we arrived at the restaurant the owner/operator seemed unable to understand our reservation.

We had pasta starters (with lobster and crab - I have uploaded photos) which were good, if a bit bland (definitely lacking salt), and then our mains were also fine. The marinated pear and Pana Cotta desserts were also 'fine', and dinner for two with a bottle of wine came to over EUR 100 for food that we thought was fine, and that is easily beaten by other places within short walking distance.

In short, the food was fine - not 'very good' - and the bill was much higher (as much as we paid for a full menu at Osteria Franceschetta for example).

I would look to other restaurants in walking distance for a better dinner.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Actually was there two times but didn't recognize the second time it was same restaurant. The good is food with the changing menu it seems to improve. Excellent wine especially with the seafood. Only thing is both times there was some items in the menu unavailable which was disappointing because it sounded really good.

1  Thank Jin H
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

First time in Modena and I end up in this nice square with some tables around.
I ask the owner for a spot and he kindly find a table even without reservation.
The food was amazing, the owner entretaining and the location lovely.
Amazing quality price ratio.
Totally recommended!

1  Thank Alessandro P
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Had a really good appetizer in the form of some ham and salami with parmigiano and great fish as main course. Everything delicious as well as the service - impeccable.
Minus: Price is a bit steep and the choice of food is narrow

Thank TOMSZ62
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