Fodor's Expert Review Aldina

$ Modena Italian

On the second floor of a building across from the covered market, steps from the Piazza Grande, this simple, typical trattoria is in the very nerve center of the city. Here you'll find exemplary preparations of the region's crown jewels: tortellini in brodo, tagliatelle al ragù, and roasted meats. Wash it down with Lambrusco, as locals have for centuries, and save room for the zuppa inglese (layered sponge cake with custard), which is terrific. The kitchen also puts a contemporary twist on classic dishes.

Italian Emilian Lively Lunch Dinner $

Quick Facts

Via Albinelli 40
Modena, Emilia-Romagna  41121, Italy

059-236106

Known For:
  • Inexpensive regional food loved by locals
  • Modern take on old favorites
  • Reservations advised for this cash-only spot
  • Inexpensive local food
  • Locals love it
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun., and July and Aug. No dinner Mon.–Thurs.

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