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Trattoria Il Fantino

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Via Donzi 7, 41121, Modena, Italy
+39 059 223646
Tue - Fri 12:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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511 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Modena on a Sunday in September and made a lunch reservation for this restaurant on the day of our visit. We recommend reserving as it's a small and popular restaurant where a lot of locals dine (big Italian families). The restaurant was completely full for lunch when we went. We shared the primo of strigoli with porcini and... More 

Thank pingaroo
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not have a reservation, was asked to finish in an hour. Very friendly stuff, fantastic quality local cuisine.

Thank Konstantin T
Modena, Italy
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128 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here after many and many tries! Quality/price is awesome, quantity of food is very generous. Location is quite small and loudy, people are kind and service is quick. Only problem..The food is pretty tough and persist in your stomach for a while

Thank Blacks85
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Il fantino was my go to restaurant when friends or family visited me while I lived in Modena. Safe to say it was my favourite one in Modena. The quality of the food is great, they give large portions, the staff is very friendly and, to make things even better, it is really affordable!

Thank PauloPicca
Chester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

An amazing homely place. So friendly and packed to the rafters with locals mainly. Food terrific as well as the service and much better than a couple of starred places we went to. Wouldn't hesitate to go back .

Thank Rachel A
Modena, Italy
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Always challenging to find a table, at the end we experienced excellent pasta, very good gnocco and tigelle, dessert. With one good Lambrusco 60€ for two. Very good, Suggested.

Thank MassimoZa
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Great food, great service, amazing staff and the prices where so reasonable we were amazed. We had the sharing starts and the ribs all of which where demolished. Our pasta dishes where great all freshly made and makes you realise the only place to eat pasta in Italy. Can't wait to go back

Thank Gragra2000
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We ate here three times and tried many dishes all of which were excellent, especially pasta and the ribs for which they are renown. The friendly service matched the food. Thoroughly enjoyable dining in an ecclectic environment - we will return!

Thank _maxleeq
Vaasa, Finland
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I will come back! Wonderful food, friendly and helpful waiters! The restaurant was full of people but we did not have to wait, the service was very polite and friendly.

Thank Hhj1
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Arrived without reservation and with no expectations. And was it worth the wait! Simple, extremely tasty, typical italian food! Very nice staff!

Thank ARSAngola

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$32
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Donzi 7, 41121, Modena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Modena  >  Modena
  • Phone Number: +39 059 223646

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?