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Osteria Francescana

Travellers' Choice award winner
Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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Via Stella 22, 41121, Modena, Italy
+39 059 22 39 12
12:30 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 12:30 - 13:30
Mon - Sat 20:00 - 21:30
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bracknell berkshire
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125 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had booked this restaurant before Christmas 2016 as a present for my partner as we are a bit of foodie nuts and travel a fair bit to eat so i was extremely happy when i got a reservation for the number one restaurant in the world but as i found out just before we entered the place it had... More 

Thank redrum777
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have had the pleasure of eating, at the Osteria Francescana, three times, and next month I will go back. Chef Massimo Bottura is as much of a magician as a chef. His dishes are not only very imaginative, but also delicious. If you are looking of a true gastronomic experience, the Osteria Francescana is the place to go. Is... More 

Thank Jorge S
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from a trip to Modena (from Edinburgh Scotland )which was based entirely around a visit to this amazing restaurant. We are massive foodies and this did not disappoint. We had the tasting menu which was unforgettable. Every course unique in taste. Staff were attentive but not intrusive. The sommelier discrete understanding we did not want to overspend on... More 

Thank Susan H
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been able to get a reservation on short notice... Arrived with high hopes fir worlds 2nd best restaurant... and havent been disappointet... Not at all... we choosed the more creative menue and what was served was surprising, innovative and perfect...

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our exceptional experience translated in a few haikus, as the dishes came by. INSALATA DI MARE When foods from the sea cross the landwash, they get an elegant land dress MEDITERANEAN SOLE a silversalt sheet when you touch it, it crumbles the spirit slips out GREEN OVER BROWN OVER BLACK balance and growth mysterious and protective friendly yet serious A... More 

Thank vrielinckl
Miami, Florida
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127 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I rarely, if ever, give a restaurant 5 stars, but Osteria Francescana deserves the highest rating. There was a mix-up with our reservation, but the situation was rectified in the most professional and elegant manner. To say that we were treated royally would be an understatement. We opted for the newest tasting menu, and every course was a culinary experience.... More 

1 Thank jelyapt
Zurich, Switzerland
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure if this is the "best" restaurant in the world but for sure it's an excellent institute and well worth visiting. Courses are well built on each other and while in similar restaurants I always had at least a couple of courses and wines which I did not like here it was clearly not the case. Very nice wine... More 

Thank Csocsola
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I finally found the courage of writing the review of this restaurant. We've been there in January 2017. A trip to Modena mainly to dine in this 3 stars Michelin that some consider the best restaurant in the world. I don't know what happened. We knew that prices would have been very high (500euro for 2 with the Festina Lente... More 

6 Thank Yared B
South Holland Province, The Netherlands
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We have tried for nearly 6 month to book a table, when finally received the e-mail that our reservation was accepted. We got a lunch table, which we did not mind at all. From the start to the finish the tasting menu with drink pairing, the service and the ambiance blew us away. Brave and adventurous cooking, with the respect... More 

5 Thank Thomas F
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Almost thirty years ago I dined at a restaurant then regarded by many as the best in the world, Restaurant Girardet in Crissier, Switzerland. This meal became, and has remained my high water mark for fine dining. So it was with great excitement I approached this visit to Osteria Francescana, the current “world’s best restaurant” and although I had set... More 

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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
USD 71 - USD 212
Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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?