Fodor's Expert Review Hosteria Giusti

$$$ Modena Emilian

In the back room of the Salumeria Giusti, established in 1605 and reportedly the world's oldest deli, you'll find just four tables in a room tastefully done with antique furnishings. You'll also find some of the best food in Emilia-Romagna—perfectly executed takes on traditional dishes such as gnocco fritto (fried dough) stuffed with pancetta or prosciutto, and anolini in brodo di Cappone (pasta in possibly the most fragrant broth in the world). If you're tempted by too many things, half portions may be available. Just leave room for dessert, especially la tazzina: a cup bursting with chocolate, anise, and egg. The wine list is divine, as are the staff. Reserve well ahead.

Emilian Lunch $$$ Prix-Fixe

Quick Facts

Via Farini 75 and Vicolo Squallore 46
Modena, Emilia-Romagna  41121, Italy


Known For:
  • Gnocco fritto with prosciutto
  • Cozy setting
  • Popular and pricey
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun., Mon., Aug., and Dec. No dinner, Reservations essential

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