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Ristorante Il Calcagnino

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Piazza Calcagnini 1 | Castello Di Formigine, 41043, Formigine, Italy
+39 059 557277
12:10 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
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Tue - Sun 12:10 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Whenever I go to a large dinner in the UK, I rarely look forward to it due to the meagre standards of catering inflicted on us. Italy is another standard altogether and this venue exceeded by already high expectations although they were feeding 90 of us. The standard of service remained intimate, flexible and friendly from the staff right though... More 

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Modena, Italy
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122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

We've been here for a lunch on Monday, we were about 17 people...It was a complete disappointment. Upon arrival, they have divided us in 2 tables because one was too large. I think they should have advised us at the reservation time but - at the end - they managed to merge the 2 tables together even if one of... More 

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Claudio C, Proprietario at Ristorante Il Calcagnino, responded to this review
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Gentile ospite, siamo dispiaciuti di non essere riusciti a soddisfare i suoi gusti e le sue aspettative. Rispettosi del suo... More 

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

I discovered this place last year through a chance conversation with a local in Maranello. That first visit was on a summer evening when the ourside terrace was open and the place was buzzing with people having drinks. My recollections of that meal were very positive so I returned in December this year and I discovered it is even better... More 

Thank Glyn H
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

It is located in a middle age castle, with a very good choice of gourmet food, and an outstanding selection of wines and champagnes. There are two separated places, the restaurant and the bar inside the castle. I believe to have dinner there is a must.

Thank Myrmidones
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201 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

I was taken here as a guest, the place from the outside is beautiful, a castle, it's like you go back in time and walk in an era long time ago where things were simpler, more natural and time much slower. The decor inside is simple, nothing fancy, however the staff are very hospitable. I haven't managed to see the... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

A group of us ate here recently following a trip to Maranello. It had been suggested to us by one of the organisers of our trip so didn't know what to expect. The setting of the restaurant is fantastic, situated in an old Castle. The food itself, the service and the hospitality of both the Staff and Owner were impeccable.... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

We were the only ones in the restaurant to start and first we had no music, then we got blasted with some opera. After those first hiccups were past we enjoyed a lovely meal. Sharing dishes was no problem and we were treated to some lovely amuse, mini desserts and a digestive on the house. The food was divine and... More 

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Dar es Salaam
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

The restaurant is located in the castle of Formigine. The food, typical and seasonal, was excellent. So was also the service. We will remember the place particularly for trying for the first time a red sparkling wine, typical from the region: the Lambrusco.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Seafood
Restaurant features
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:10 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:10 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:10 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:10 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:10 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:10 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Calcagnini 1 | Castello Di Formigine, 41043, Formigine, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Modena  >  Formigine
  • Phone Number: +39 059 557277
Welcome! A great pleasure to welcome you in this wonderful place in 1200. Here, guests with you, we will return to this ancient castle also its friendly aspect has always been important to its daily life and society. To us a daunting task to play with passion and attention, even comforted by the assurance that you will want to enjoy our cuisine and prestigious place in which we find ourselves with appropriate respect and sensitivity. Only two iwords on our kitchen ... Simply but carefully, characterized by the use of the products we selected, among the many excellent features of Modena and Emilia: the density and dark syrupy balsamic vinegar, Parmigiano Reggiano compactness of the rock, the sensual softness of our meats, the vibrant energy of the Lambrusco ... An explosion of flavors with their typical characteristics are able to restore a piece of identity, making us remember who we are and how we have changed over time. Honest flavors that this must be respected, as well as compliance with the seasonality of many products of the earth, we will repay the patience to wait with great pleasure to savor the best!Now enjoy our dishes, all freshly cooked, washed down with a glass of wine, and taking advantage of this place that smells of history, a moment of respite from the frenzy of today.

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