Restaurants in Modena

Food artisan Giancarlo Rubaldi presides over Bar Schiavoni, in Modena’s exquisite covered market. Oblivious to the huge lines, Rubaldi meticulously assembles lunches with care. To start, an artwork of bread, smoked swordfish, and baby tomatoes, with pistachio for crunch.

Massimo Bottura is the chef who marries sensuous Slow Food preservationism with futuristic invention at the Michelin two-starred Osteria Francescana.

End the day over a dinner of chef Vittorio Novani's fresh pasta with ricci (sea urchin).