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Everyone who visits Modena will want to partake in the platter of antipasti served family-style with three to six selections available daily until they run out. Items will range from chilled Octopus Salad, Artichoke Scafata, Marinated Peppers, and other local seasonal items like fresh beets. One will explore Pasta Fagioli with pipe pasta, local Coco Rubio beans and Piennolo tomatoes, a dish from Melfi’s grandmother’s collection. Our trolley will return in 2021!
For a sweet ending, Amaretti cookies will be offered as they are a mainstay throughout Italy and a wonderful finish to the meal.
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3-course Prisso Fisso Menu$50.00 per personStarting Sep 24, 2020We offer a 3 course seasonal menu for $50 every night. Wine pairing is $25 additional. Selections vary with whatever is freshest each evening. The menu is also available for Pick-up for only $45 by visiting our website to order.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Beautiful night sitting outside - great good and service
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Excellent overall, we enjoyed the food, wine, cocktails, service and ambiance
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I typically never give reviews but I feel compelled for this restaurant. Modena is a beautiful high end Italian dining experience that I was very much looking forward to enjoying. However, I was extremely disappointed with the meal I ordered. I ordered their Lasagna which appeared from the menu to be a little different than typical. I was interested in trying it since it is one of my favorite Italian dishes. I was not expecting the serving size to be something from Olive Garden but the portion was so small it was ridiculous. To make matters worse two other members of our party also ordered it. We are all big guys and we’re looking at each other wondering where was the lasagna. A couple of bites is all we had. Definitely not worth $29.00. I feel it is the responsibility of the waitress to properly explain the menu and inform your guests that this dish in particular is not a traditional lasagna and the serving size is much smaller than typical. We left extremely disappointed and hungry.
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The service, drinks and ambiance were good but the food was a bit disappointing. I wasn't crazy about the appetizer or entrée. It is true Tuscan food which I just didn't care for.
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Outstanding from start to finish. Great salami and cheese plate, heirloom tomato salad, and grilled tuna. Service was superb: Victor did a great job.
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We had an excellent meal on the outdoor patio. Great food, great service. Looking forward to our next visit!
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Unique take on "traditional Italian" with offerings ranging from light lunches and tapas sized primi dishes to delightfully filling full bore pasta selections. The wine selection is vast and the cocktails are made with care just as the food clearly is. Every dish is plated by the head chef whom can be seen through the open kitchen windows as one enters or exits the restaurant. The dining space is quiet and despite the high ceiling, very cozy. Weather permitting, the patio is spacious and not terribly noisy for a city block.
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Once again a great food experience. Super creative dishes amazingly attractive decorated, such a pleasure. Definitely worth going back.
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food was great. I will definitely return after Covid. They could do more to make customers feel safe during Covid.
Great place for outdoor dining during COVID. Food was awesome.
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Maitre’d was very accommodating upon our arriving and also checked in with us during the evening. We ordered our appetizers and they were delicious plus the kitchen sent out an additional app for us. So far everything was great. We both ordered linguine with clams. They came out with white foam on top which our server explained was the left over from the pan. To me it appeared to be unappetizing which it was. The menu stated that they were supposed to be Manila clams. My girlfriend is Filipina and she questioned that. I have ordered this dish all over the world and this version was not up to par. Usually in the states it is prepared with Little Neck clams with shells. We were both disappointed with your version. We shared a Tiramisu for desert which was excellent. Would I come back? Maybe but when I spend $200 for a dinner I expect it to be a bit more
Brian and Victor were both great and really attentive! Fabulous food and service and excellent wine recommendation by Brian. Can’t wait to return!!
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Staff was wonderful- manager checked in on us multiple times, but the food was just a little too fancy for our style.
Modena's service will catch your attention, but the food with fresh ingredients will force you to return. Starting with the bread, which is grinded, prepared, and cooked each day. The grilled octopus was cooked to perfection, and my wife, who doesn't eat much enjoyed the seafood pasta as an appitizer. The short ribs were not only tender, but packed a flavorful punch which ensures we shall return. Many restaurants don't retain s Sommelier one during COVID-19, but I'm glad Modena does. I'm not familiar with Italian wines, so the Sommelier took the time to suggest a few similar to my French and American wine taste. It was our Anniversiary and it was the best choice we made to enjoy our 21st.
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The food was excellent as always. Patio sitting and ambience was very nice, and we enjoyed a beautiful summer dinner. The service was great and they respect all the Covid protocols
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Excellent choice. Loved the atmosphere and food! Great!
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Great service, amazing food, can’t wait to come back
We were quite happy to serve you, can't wait to see you again!
All I can say is WOW!!!
GREAT by the book service!
Place looks fantastic.
Food taste and presentation amazing.
Excellent food with excellent service. It is a real treat!
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The team went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and comfortable. The food and drinks were amazing. Overall an incredible experience.
The food was amazing and everything was so flavorful! Even their salads had lots of care and attention. The staff was pleasant, friendly and attentive. They were eager to help and provide anything I needed. It was truly what a dining out experience should be!
Beautiful new decor. Plenty of table spacing given Covid 19. The staff all had color coordinated masks and gloves. Our server Petra was knowledgeable, efficient and extra pleasant. She helped us make our selections and was spot on. The mousse appetizer and the tortellini entree were standouts but every dish was delicious. Almost forgot the gnocchi was fabulous.
My experience here was so amazing that I plan on going again next week. The chef seasoned everything to perfection and the plates were so beautiful. It’s more than a place to eat. It’s an experience.
Beautiful food, service and plating.
My friend and I came for restaurant week to try something new. Overall the experience was great. The server was very informative and stirred us in the right direction. Over all great staff and amazing food.
Two friends and I decided to go out for a nice Friday night dinner for the first time since the pandemic and we were not disappointed. Modena had taken all the social distancing safety precautions, they made us feel incredibly safe while dining. We decided to dine outside (there’s tons of umbrellas even if it starts to rain) but I wouldn’t dismiss to actually dine inside at Modena after seeing the lengths they’ve gone through to make their diners feel comfortable. All servers, food runners and bussers wore masks and gloves and tried to distance themselves when picking up our plates etc.
The food was absolutely out of this world and the chef even came to chat with us (he wearing a mask and keeping his distance, this was very much appreciated). The service was incredible, not only was the server Hoshang (spelling?) incredibly knowledgeable and made some great recommendations, he also made sure that we were well taken care of. The highlight of the night came from their sommelier Dwight (who’s also one of their managers). Per our servers recommendation we decided to entrust Dwight with our beverage choices for each one of our courses and he was spot on every single time. He started out by asking us what our usual beverage preferences would be and then served us wine in accordance with not only our meals but our individual wine preferences. The wine selection is five stars all around!
We found out that they’d be open for restaurant week and my friends and I are already planning to individually get delivery for either lunch or dinner, if not both, and we’ve been sharing that with as many people as we know.
P.S. I would recommend the tiramisu or the pan a cotta for dessert!! And please, always order their salmon raviolo and melon salad!
So glad they are back! Service and food were impeccable. New expanded patio is great. Chef John came out to the table and really made our night.
Amazing!!!! Loved the food, the service was amazing and I highly recommend this restaurant.
Amazing place, great food and incredible service. Can’t wait to return
The food here was very fresh and many items made in-house made it particularly tasty. Loved the service and simplicity but thoughtfulness of the food pairings and presentation. I am looking forward to going back again for dinner next time.
Food was decent, but the venue was very pretty. Definitely a nice place to go out to, but not enough to rave about personally.
Just average food and service
Excellent Italian restaurant with well thought out dishes.
Overpriced food for what you get. Pizza, which we had to ask them to prepare for us during dinner when it’s only on the lunch menu, was the only food with flavor. Both pastas we ordered were tasteless or left a bad taste of clams. Overall, a waste of money.
Outstanding cooking but could use a bigger lunch menu. And for people who don’t eat pork, mor non-pork meat or pasta dishes.
Excellent food. The wine was spectacular! A lot of great options, the beverage director Dwight did a spectacular job!
Birthday dinner with 12 people. Food was amazing and service was great!
True Italian. Best service. Go there soon. Excellent wine selection.
All good except pork which arrived as a pork chop NOT from absuckling pig. Exttremely over priced and not as described. VERY disappointing & offensively priced.
Modena does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Modena also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 216-9550.
Modena is rated 4.6 stars by 194 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.