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Osteria La Piola

€€ - €€€Italian, Soups
Strada Viazza di Ramo 248, 41123, Modena, Italy
+39 059 848052
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“lunch” (3 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
“pasta” (3 reviews)
Italian, Soups
€€ - €€€
Strada Viazza di Ramo 248, 41123, Modena, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is located outside of Modena, near the highway - very convenient if you are just passing by on a highway. The place is god friendly. There were 8 of us and we wanted to try different things, so the owner brought some pasta,...More

Thank Anna T
Reviewed 26 November 2017

you really need GPS to find this place! and it was well worth it every table filled for lunch, a set menu, very reasonable price, flavours we had not experienced before, all delicious though. it is out in the back of nowhere though, so you...More

Thank steveblower
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The philosophy of the place is stunning - they sell only whatever they grow on the farm and the result is delicious!!! We visit the place every time we go south and no matter if winter of summer the menue was always a great experience.

Thank evabeck2016
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

A very short, but absolutely tasty menu! Ancient receipt with tasty and fresh ingredients... an ancient Osteria in modern time...I think we'll need more like this!

Thank Cristina M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Do not miss the opportunity to dine on traditional old world Italian foods at this unique local restaurant. Definitely meet and talk with owner Claudio to learn about regional local Italian food history and local Icon Enzo Ferrari. This is a unique and special restaurant,...More

Thank U9286KDmariac
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Having lived in Italy for quite a few years, we're used to good food at reasonable prices. We expected that here but were disappointed. The food was fine, the menu limited in the extreme, the host was overbearing, the portions tiny and the prices extortionate!...More

Thank SkunkerC
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Found this spot for lunch by asking a tour guide at the Maserati museum. Enzo Ferrari had lunch there frequently. Not busy when we arrived, but was busy by the time we left. We were the only non-Italians there. Host was the owner, who spoke...More

Thank Dpowell45
Reviewed 17 July 2016

A fabulous setting, dining under grapevines on the terrace of an old farmhouse with delicious old world traditional cuisine from Modena. Very friendly service, and be sure to chat with the owner, Caudio, who is a very opinionated and entertaining character, with tales of local...More

Thank 783Paul
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is closed for renovation. No information on their website, you can still book tables online via Tripadvisor, TheFork etc. so it was a real disappointment when we made an online reservation, received a confirmation and stood in front of closed doors.

Thank ttvvuu
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We had a brilliant dinner after a hard work at Play Modena fairs. Will certainly visit again. Three courses of food, wine and good service at low price. What more can you ask?

Thank Multis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strada Viazza di Ramo 248, 41123, Modena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Modena  >  Modena
  • Phone Number: +39 059 848052
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L'Osteria "La Piola" delle Ortiche è a non più di 1000 metri dall'uscita Modena Nord dell'Autosole nel punto di raccordo con la Autobrennero. E' ristorante solo per esigenze di reperibilità sull'elenco telefonico ma è sempre stata Locanda con annessa stazione di posta e cambio cavalli, oltreché traghetto sul fiume Secchia. Dell'antica Locanda ha conservato quella gradevole sensazione di calda accoglienza assieme alla tradizione degli antichi piatti modenesi. La cucina modenese più conosciuta è quella "del maiale", grassa e opulenta: cucina da contadini ricchi e da padroni. La cucina della Piola è quella della civiltà contadina, dei carrettieri, degli scariolanti. Cucina povera, pertanto leggera e "dai profumi e sapori dimenticati" (Cesare Zavattini). E' stato anche detto del locale "l'osteria che ognuno di noi vorrebbe incontrare", oppure "l'ambiente è sereno e gli osti cordiali purché tu non chieda piatti con panna e Coca Cola" smartphone: osterialapiola.wordpress.com
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