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Osteria del Viandante

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Piazza Ventiquattro Maggio 15, 42048, Rubiera, Italy
+39 0522 260638
00:00 - 23:00
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

It is one of those places, rare in the world, where dining is a full experience. The quality of food and the excellence in choosing them, the service. Mrs Dolores is a genius in transfering her passion for food to you ; Mr Roberto is one of the few traiteur that can guess what you are looking for from first... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

We enjoyed the food, the beautiful ornaments, the friendly service, the beautiful castle. In short it was a lovely experience

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Stockholm, Sweden
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136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2014

We found this pleasant surprise on the road between Modena and Parma and stopped there for lunch. It was hidden behind a locked door - you had to sound the bell - and it was better than we believed. Excellent food served by helpful and efficient waitors in traditional white and black. The atmosphere took you back almost to the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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245 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2014

I have mixed feelings about this restaurant. It is located in a small town, near Reggio Emilia, on the first floor of a most impressive building. At the entrance you get feeling you are in a special place, thanks to the impressive white piano and staircase. We booked for dinner a rather stormy Tuesday night and had the restaurant for... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

I understand mostly everything but 110€ for an appetizers and a steak,(!normal wine as well)average for tuscany,sry no!thats far too much !!!!!they dont even have a star, so Francescana should ask for 500€ ?????

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shangri la
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2012

It is not close to popular tourist destinations, but this an excellent little restaurant, specialized in local (Emilia ROmagna cuisine) pasta dishes, beef dishes (they buy the best Italian beef, making it arrive from various Italian Regions, renowned for traditional breeds: Piedmont, Marche, ROmagna, etc.). Sweets and desserts are also very good; my friends who drink wine tell me that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Ventiquattro Maggio 15, 42048, Rubiera, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Reggio Emilia  >  Rubiera
  • Phone Number: +39 0522 260638
The fortress, built in 1200, manifests its mysterious charm through its severe aspect and imposing solidity. Kings, princes, soldiers, architects and military engineers visited: here lived Emperor Carlo V, Francesco I the King of France, Lucrezia Borgia daughter of Pope Alessandro VI, Napoleon I, Garibaldi and other illustrious men. In the following centuries reigned the Boiardos, Gonzagas, Viscontis, and Estensi; the French; Murat's Napoleonic troops and after the Vienna Congress the Austro-Hungarian government.

Today four ramparts remain and on the south east side the Osteria del Viandante rises. Spacious frescoed dining rooms welcome the guests in an elegant and warm atmosphere. The beautiful terrace on the ancient fortress ramparts becomes a charming and romantic spot in the summer.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?