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 Bruna: she cooks, he juggles plates and orders while keeping up a nonstop stream of banter with the customers. Authentic, unpretentious Emilian cuisine at its finest.
Rinaldi had fallen ill at time of research and the restaurant was closed indefinitely. Check ahead.