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Osteria Francescana

Travellers' Choice award winner
Italian, Contemporary
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Via Stella 22, 41121, Modena, Italy
+39 059 22 39 12
Mon - Fri 12:30 - 13:30
Mon - Sat 20:00 - 21:30
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Stockholm, Sweden
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247 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had lunch here in July 2016 during our three week vacation in Italy. We enjoyed Modena the most, and not only for this fantastic restaurant, but for the cozy atmosphere, friendly people, and easy and walkable city! Massimo visited during our lunch, which was a nice touch to the visit for sure, what a fun and nice person! Food... More 

Thank Bischa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lacking heart and the personal touches you appreciate from many other fine dining establishments, Osteria Francescana didn't leave me wowed and knowing I'd just had a 3 Michelin star experience. The food was very good (don't get me wrong) well presented and creative, but many of the successive courses had similar textures (be prepared for lots of creaminess if you... More 

Thank Amber C
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an amazing dinner, huge life experience, food splash and pure inspiration! Thank you, Massimo for this experience! Thank you, all the Francescana team! This was amazing.

Thank Masha-from-Russia
Miami, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel around the world to eat so when we decided earlier this year to go to Italy, we got up at 4am August 1st to book a table at this Number 1 restaurant in the world (2016 ranking). We were not disappointed and had a wonderful experience that lasted 4 hours! You are greeted by the entire staff upon... More 

1 Thank CelesteRick
West Palm Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting beautiful visual presentation with a different taste "What you see is not always what you get" We did a tasting menu with wine pairing. Food had a good taste with a very interesting wine pairing very well selected for a good blend of flavors. I can't say I dint like some flavors, but I did not experience enjoying... More 

Thank JoReed7
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a trip to Modena specifically to visit Osteria Francescana, since we love to experiment and taste different cuisines and chefs from around the world , and the diner paid back all our efforts. Amazing food, amazing flavours, excellent service and ambience! We had the tasting menu which i would recommend, in order to get a better understanding of... More 

1 Thank Theodora03
Modena, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set in the labyrinthian old Modena. La Francescana is an attractive place aimed at the business and luxury tourism market. The food is from Emilia but all the same truly out of this world. The cuisine ,for example ,relies a lot on sauces and preparation. The food was delicious; expensive too.

2 Thank Thomas B
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the comtemporary menu and it was absolutely delicious. There were only a couple of dishes I was not crazy about (out of 11) but I definitely had moments where I got lost in the flavors of certain dishes. The waiters are a tad uptight as some reviewers have mentioned but I think that is a part of the... More 

2 Thank lambp
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you get the chance and can secure a reservation, go! Food, service and ambience truly out of this world.

2 Thank mrswomble
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112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A restaurant with such high expectations and a reputation to match, is a challenge to review. But here goes. If you are only here because it is #1 at the moment, you've probably made a mistake and will find €250 for a tasting menu OTT. But, if you love fantastic ingredients and ideas, and you've managed to secure a booking,... More 

3 Thank VedoGlobo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$71 - US$212
Italian, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?