Restaurants

Top Choice Gastronomy in Modena

Hosteria Giusti

With only four tables, a narrow back-alley location, no real signage and a 90-minute daily opening window, this perplexingly unassuming osteria isn't really setting itself up for legendary status. But tentative whis…
Italian in Modena

Ristorante da Danilo

Speedy waiters glide around balancing bread baskets, wine bottles and pasta dishes in this deliciously traditional dining room where first dates mingle with animated families and office groups on a birthday jaunt. A…
Top Choice Trattoria in Modena

Trattoria Ermes

In business since 1963, this fabulous, affordable little lunch spot is tucked into a single wood-panelled room at the northern edge of downtown Modena. Gregarious patron Ermes Rinaldi runs the place with his wife Br…
Gastronomy in Modena

Osteria Francescana

You'll need to reserve three months in advance for this fabled 11-table restaurant, where food is art, decor is secondary and tasting menus top out at €195. Owner Massimo Bottura is onto his third Michelin star (ear…
Trattoria in Modena

Trattoria Il Fantino

Homemade Modenese miracles are forged in this low-key dining room spread with buttery yellow tablecloths and hung with jerseys and racing car photos. A mere €5 gets you an ample-sized appetiser of parmigiano and sal…
Trattoria in Modena

Trattoria Aldina

Cloistered upstairs in a utilitarian apartment block, Aldina feels like a precious secret guarded loyally by local shoppers from the adjacent produce market. The lunch-only menu features the kind of no-nonsense home…
Italian in Modena

Franceschetta 58

Encased in an old car showroom in Modena’s suburbs, this sister restaurant to Massimo Bottura's fabled Osteria Francescana offers creative international cuisine with a more moderate price tag. Lunch is an all-you-ca…
Ristorante in Modena

Ristorante da Enzo

This highly regarded restaurant is known for its classic, regional cooking, which translates to dishes such as scaloppina all’aceto balsamico (cutlets in balsamic vinegar) and tortelli di zucca al burro e salvia (pu…
Market in Modena

Mercato Albinelli

Modena’s fresh-produce market has its main entrance on Via Albinelli.