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Osteria Francescana

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Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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Via Stella 22, 41121, Modena, Italy
+39 059 22 39 12
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Today
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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Zurich, Switzerland
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

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South Holland Province, The Netherlands
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Island of Malta, Malta
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you hit number, excellent is not good enough. Rabbits must be coming out of hats, water must be dancing and you must leave there with your mind blown. Everything is excellent, as it should be, wine list comprehensive and well priced, staff 3 star groomed.... but for some reason though I can't fault anything I wanted something more. Maybe... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many other people I was inspired by the Netflix "Chefs table" episode. I could not wait to get to Modena to try this place. I left feeling a little deflated. Don't get me wrong the food was technically excellent. We had the 9 course tasting menu and it was delivered to our table flawlessly. But something was missing, from... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my parents for their Birthday there, I decided to go after watching the episode of Chef's table on Netflix, The dedication and passion of Massimo Bottura was moving, i even cried while watching this show... My expectations were very high and he fullfilled every of them!! It was absolutely perfect, sublime, surprising and gorgeous...

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Los Angeles
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here a few months ago and not many restaurants are this impressive. Just think of original Northern Italian food interpreted to a modern plate. A plate called Memories of a Mortadella sandwich was poetically interpreted, 5 Stages of Textures of Parmigiano Reggiano was a zen plate, Eel swimming up the Po can easily be a Michelin plate in... More 

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Normandy, France
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344 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant merits the best restaurant in the world listing. It is without any doubt incredible. If your budget permits, take the 13 course tasting menu, it really is amazing with so many different tastes.... Service is incredible efficient and friendly, the rooms are well designed and easy to stay for hours . This is one meal that will remain... More 

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Massachusetts
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing dining experience. My favorites were the tagliatelle and the tortellini. The waiters were informative and pleasant. They prepared a beautiful birthday cake for my daughter.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$71 - US$212
Cuisine
Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:30 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:30 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?