Osteria Francescana

Osteria Francescana (Italian: [osteˈriːa frantʃeˈskaːna]; "Franciscan Tavern") is a restaurant owned and run by chef Massimo Bottura in Modena, Italy.

Osteria Francescana
Osteria Francescana IMG 2689 (23507139000).jpg
Restaurant information
Owner(s)Massimo Bottura
Head chefMassimo Bottura
Food typeModernist cuisine
Dress codeNone
Rating3 Michelin stars Michelin Guide, the best restaurant in the World 2018
Street addressVia Stella 22
Postal/ZIP Code41121

In 2018, William Reed Business Media named Osteria Francescana the best restaurant in the world that year in their annual The World's 50 Best Restaurants.[1]


After attending law school, Massimo Bottura opened Osteria Francescana in 1995.


In 2016 and 2018, it was rated as the world's best restaurant in the World's 50 Best Restaurants.[2][3][4] It was the first Italian restaurant to earn the award.[3] It was also second best in 2015 and third best in 2013 and 2014.

Osteria Francescana is rated with three stars by the Michelin Guide[5] and holds the first position on the Italian food guide l'Espresso - Ristoranti d'Italia with a score of 20/20.[6]


Katherine LaGrave, writing in Condé Nast Traveler, praised Osteria Francescana's "lack of pretense" and said its classics remained a surprise, despite the media attention.[7] Tanya Gold, writing in The Guardian in 2016, said "some of it is delicious" but not her "kind of food."[8] Richard Vines, writing in Bloomberg Businessweek in 2014, said lunch was "three hours of pleasure."[9]

In popular mediaEdit

Osteria Francescana is depicted as a location in the Master of None TV series, season 2, episode 2.[10]

The restaurant is also featured in Season 1 Episode 1 of Chef’s Table and Season 2 Episode 1 of Somebody Feed Phil, both Netflix original series.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "World's best restaurant for 2018". CNN Travel. 2018-06-19. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  2. ^ Sutton, Ryan (2016-06-13). "The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2016: The Full List of Winners". Eater. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  3. ^ a b "Osteria Francescana Is Named the World's Best Restaurant". Bloomberg.com. 2016-06-14. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  4. ^ Sutton, Ryan (2018-06-19). "Osteria Francescana Named 'World's Best Restaurant'". Eater. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  5. ^ "Osteria Francescana - Modena : a Michelin Guide restaurant". www.viamichelin.com. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  6. ^ Vines, Richard (November 16, 2011). "Italy Gains in Michelin Guide With New Three-Star Restaurant". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  7. ^ LaGrave, Katherine. "What It's Like to Eat at the World's Best Restaurant". CNT. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
  8. ^ Gold, Tanya (2016-12-03). "Osteria Francescana: does the world's best restaurant live up to the hype?". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  9. ^ "Osteria Francescana Is a Decadent Re-Invention of Italian Eating". Bloomberg.com. 2014-12-19. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
  10. ^ "That 'Master Of None' Restaurant Is A Real Place". Bustle.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 44°38′41″N 10°55′17″E / 44.644796°N 10.921521°E / 44.644796; 10.921521