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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%
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“lemon tart” (67 reviews)
“foie gras” (55 reviews)
“tasting menu” (133 reviews)
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Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Via Stella 22, 41121, Modena, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We got SO LUCKY to get a table as someone cancelled their lunch time reservation. Modena is the most wonderful city and a visit to Osteria Francescana was the cherry on the trip. YES it is VERY expensive. Maybe it's not worth 250euro for the...More

Thank Joscholefield88
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I really liked Massimo, and it is great that he visits guests in the dining room. Four of us did the full tasting menu of 12 courses. Most were very good, some kind of so so. Sommelier was not all that helpful. Overall the waitstaff...More

Thank PortlandTravlin_man
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was fortunate enough to have a lot of food obsessed friends who managed to get a hard earned booking! It's hard, be persistent- it's worth it Getting to modena is tough. Be warned (we WILL learn the hard way when the fines will be...More

Thank ej t
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hi guys It's real , as an Italian to eat that divine food is indescribable. I was invited for finalise a deal so I am still glad I had chance to taste Massimo food. I want to return there but the waiting list is outrageous....More

1  Thank Criticalgourmet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The reason behind my disappointement were probably the very high expectations I had. At the time I went there, it was rated No 1 restaurant in the world, plus I watched a romantic episode about it in the documentary 'Chef's table'. The atmosphere was pretty...More

1  Thank dedalus75000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to over 10 of the San Pellegrino top 100. Osteria Francescana deserves to be on the list, but it didn't quite live up to the hype. The food was great, but some of the items lacked the wow factor. The wine pairing was...More

1  Thank G L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I tried to make a reservation for a party of one and was told that they did not accept them. I find this quite offensive. I was planning a trip to Modena specifically to eat at this restaurant after hearing such good things about it....More

Thank Solotrip1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was treated to a meal at Osteria Francescana for my birthday. As a big fan of Massimo and his left-field approach to Italian classics and ingredients I was ecstatic. The booking was made three months in advance. Upon arrival we were greeted. The doors...More

1  Thank Zuccheronan
Reviewed 13 August 2017

My wife and I were lucky enough to dine at both Osteria Francescana and Eleven Madison within the same year and we couldn't help but compare the two throughout both experiences. Since everyone has different food tastes and it's clear they both have amazing food...More

4  Thank Steven M
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Booking a table at Osteria Francescana is almost a mission impossible. They have a 3 months window which gets filled up immediately. I tried booking within minutes but it was too late. As we had 3 days in Modena, we decided to just walk to...More

1  Thank ashafrir
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Response from Shadikbb | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Fannie W | Reviewed this property |
You need to get up at 2 am or 3 am ( daylight savings) on July 2nd to get the reservation. If you are in Los Angeles . It will be 10 am Italy time- that is when they open up their reservation. Once you receive it, it is... More
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
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12:30 - 13:30
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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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