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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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Taste of Italy Four Course Prisso-Fisso$75.00 per person
Multiple dates availableTake a trip to Italy with a Four Course set menu rotating weekly based on local and seasonal offerings from our purveyors.
- 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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Great birthday dinner at Modena with my friend. He really enjoyed it and both the food and service was great.
Thanks for choosing us for your birthday meal. We are happy to hear you had a good time.
Everything was perfect at lunch today. I called and spoke with Dan who took my requests for greetings on desserts for the birthday celebrants.
Our corner table was perfect and made us less Covid-19-worried.
Our fantastic waiter (sorry I forgot his name) was spot on with his food suggestions. We were very happy with everything we ordered—fried artichokes.
Mushroom pizza, burrata, chicken saltimbocca and veal
Milanese with a side a bacon dressing— all perfectly seasoned and executed.
We ordered two desserts but were treated to 3 more making it a dessert tasting!
They really made this ordinary Tuesday really special for our group. I definitely recommend this place to everyone.
We are happy that you enjoyed your lunch. See you again soon!
The service was over the top good! Food was excellent, staff was knowledgeable, accommodating and overall wonderful. This place was good enough that I googled how to leave a review and changed my password to do so. Overall I had an excellent meal and experience.
We’re happy we left such a great impression! See you again soon.
From valet to the food, the entire experience exceeded my expectations. Thoroughly impressed.
We are happy to impress. See you again soon!
Food was very good. Service was slow. There weren't many diners, and don't see why it took so long. Also, very noisy on the street - but did appreciate the option to sit outside.
I am sorry to hear that your experience wasn't exceptional. We would love to have another chance to show you what we can do.
We had an outstanding wine recommendation, and the food and service was excellent. Thank you Matt and Petra!
Thank you for joining us. We will pass along your compliments.
Service was great. The food was ok. Every dishes was too salty.
Thank you for joining us. I will pass your concerns along to the chef.
Excellent services! Food is first class. My son’s birthday. Everybody loved it!
Happy birthday again!
The Modena staff were very helpful and accommodating with changes to our larger party on a busy night. The space is beautiful, and the food was delicious!
We hope to see you again soon!
The “green “ room is not as nicely decorated as the one entering to the right. I would hope you could do some better decorating to match with the amazing food and remaining restaurant.
Thank you for the feedback. We hope to see you again soon.
The restaurant is compact but beautifully decorated. The waiter was appropriately attentive. The food was delicious but small size servings, especially for the entree, which did not equate the price for the food. However we had a lovely date non the less.
Thank you for the feedback.
Thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Modena! Multiple people greeted us at the door and all our questions about the dishes were throughly explained.
The food itself was absolutely delicious — the flavors were rich and deep, and the pasta was (obviously) freshly made. Portions were okay; we were filled by our portions but the prices were a little higher for the amount we got. However, the quality was definitely there and it shown through the freshness of everything.
The desserts were more impressive in presentation than in taste, but still very good. I appreciated how the lemon budino was not too sweet and it looked so beautiful! We were there for a birthday dinner, and they surprised us with the tiramisu and chocolate birthday card — so kind!
Overall, the food was better than the desserts (which is more important for a restaurant in my opinion) but everything was enjoyable to eat, and the service was phenomenal.
We are happy you loved our food! We hope to see you again.
Elegant, tenderly prepared dishes —a lovely sense of being in Italy! — and a superb wine list. We were well looked after from start to finish. It was a joyful evening.
You are welcome for an evening in Italy any time you want!
Delicious food and beautiful atmosphere
We hope to see you again soon.
The food was flavorful and creative, especially dessert. Loved the Lemon Budino! We ate outside and the privacy screen was appreciated, so we didn't have to see pedestrians and cars nearby.
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our patio.
We had a great experience with our 3 teenage kids. Beautiful presentation and portions were small enough that we could order a variety of things to all try. Every course was terrific. Highly recommend Modena.
Thank you for the kind words.
Victor was excellent! The Food excellent. Congrats the Chef. Will be back!! Grazie!!
Thank you too! We will pass your compliments along to Victor.
Wonderful experience! Host and staffers ensured we were greeted warmly and seated promptly.
Food was excellent! Explained to our waiter, Nathan, that my wife and I were vegetarian and he happily recommended some some excellent choices.
It was my wife’s birthday so we splurged for the chocolate mousse. It was heavenly! All I could do not to photograph my food.
The restaurant strikes a delicate blance between casual and fine dining.
Make reservations; you won’t be disappointed!
We hope to see you again next time you are in town.
Very good food. Nice outdoor setting. Attentive service.
Thanks for dining with us!
The artichokes are fantastic. The ravioli is unique and delicious.
Thank you for continuing to choose us!
Pizza crust was thin and crispy and such was very tasty. Sea bass with white beans was outstanding.
You are welcome back for more pizza anytime!
Every dish was perfect and the service impeccable. Having dinner by myself was wonderful, they all made me feel at home!
We were happy to host you - see you again soon!
This restaurant is indeed a hidden gem. We absolutely loved the ambiance and the food was amazing. Be warned that the portions are small but everything about this place is worth it. Love love love!
We will hopefully see you soon. Thank you for your support!
Modena manages to make evening dining on the pavement outside the restaurant surprisingly pleasant in spite of the busy junction at 12th and H. The food is wonderful as usual though I wish they had more vegetarian choices.
Thank you for the feedback, and we are happy you enjoy our patio space.
Everything we had was exceptionally delicious, and service was excellent.
We are happy you had a great meal.
Great for and cocktails. Service was generally good as well as well as entertaining but could slow as it got busy. I look forward to returning. Client CEO really enjoyed dinner
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Great night! Thank you!
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Excellent food and wonderful service. The homemade pastas were simply divine.
The food at Modena is really extremely good I’m vegetarian and my wife is not and even I enjoyed the chilled Gazpacho soup (available for lunch only) and the summer corn ravioli. We visited on two successive days and we are very choosy about restaurants!
Service on both days by two separate waiters was also really very good.
Thank you for the kind words, and we look forward to seeing you again for lunch soon!
We are visiting and we’re looking for a meal close to our hotel. The food was so incredible and I am so glad it was close! We had corn ravioli, spaghetti with eggplant, and gnocchi. The flavors and execution were fabulous! Good cocktails, great wine list and exceptional service. Hope we can go back before we leave.
We hope to see you again as well!
From start to finish, Modena was an incredible experience. We were cheerfully greeted at the door and shown to a delightful corner table that was almost like being in Italy. Our server guided us through the menu. The tomato salad was just as delightful as she promised, while the artichokes’ sauce was savory while artichokes remained crisp. She told us her “pasta story.” What amazing lengths the chef goes through to make all of his different pastas! That corn ravioli will live in my memory forever. My dining companion had the Brodetto which had a lovely assortment of seafood, had this lobster broth that I would have gladly slurped all day. We shared the house made tiramisu and fig tart for dessert. While very different from each other, they were both delicious without being heavy. We had a couple of cocktails to start that were refreshing followed by wines that Petra suggested that accompanied the meals perfectly. The entire staff was attentive without being obtrusive throughout our dining experience. I will be returning very soon to try more of Chef’s creations and to feel spoiled by everyone that works there!
Thank you for joining us! We are happy you had such a memorable experience.
The appetizers and pastas were excellent !
We are happy you enjoyed your meal!
great for a quiet outdoor lunch. Very good food and attentive service.
We are glad that you enjoyed your meal and our patio!
The bartender was great. His development is inspiring.
Our bar team thanks you for the compliments
Happy hour all evening is a great deal. Traffic noise outside, but we were happy to be there.
We will see you on Tuesdays!
Just enjoyed another amazing meal at Modena! Everything was perfect from our agnolotti and gnocchi starters to our desserts at the end. The chocolate mousse was the bomb while the fig tart -- featuring some of the best fresh figs that I've ever eaten -- was sublime. Along the way, my mom loved her perfectly cooked veal milanesa and my pork dish was top notch thanks to its interacting symphony of flavors. The food at Modena really tastes as good as it looks! Add to that flawless service in a lovely setting and you have what my Italian mom describes as "culinary perfection."
Thank you so much! Please let your mom know that we are happy to cook for her any time.
Exceptional in all respects. Every dish from appetizer to dessert was delicious- not one miss. Fried baby artichokes and tomato salad starters - pork collar and gnocchi mains - ended with the fig tart. Pulling it all together was Petra our waitress who was a delight. I would rank Modena in the top 5 restaurants in DC.
Thank you for the kind words.
The food was beautifully plated, refined, and absolutely delicious. A real treat. We will be bak.
We can’t wait for you to join us again.
We did the four course tour of Italy and everything was perfect down to the balsamic and olive oil
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal.
Very overpriced for amount and quality of food. Wouldn't recommend.
We are very sorry that you were disappointed with your meal; that is not the experience that we hope to provide.
Modena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 216-9550.
Modena is rated 4.8 stars by 497 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.