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How early to reserve at Hosteria Giusti in Modena

jangita Feb 25, 2014 03:02 PM

We'll be in Modena for one night in late May and want to have lunch at Giusti. How soon do we need to reserve? Is it still as wonderful as in years past?


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    DavidT Feb 25, 2014 06:04 PM

    My understanding is there are only 4 tables. I suggest contacting them sooner rather than later.


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      rrems Feb 25, 2014 07:54 PM

      What are you waiting for? You're lucky if you can get in at this point. Best wishes.

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      1. re: rrems
        allende Feb 26, 2014 12:25 AM

        Depending on how the tables are set, there can be six tables. On any given day, you can get in very easily because not many others have reserved. We've been there a number of times when we have been the only ones, or when there have been only one or two other tables taken. We've been there when it was full. As rrems said, try to reserve now.

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        jangita Feb 27, 2014 02:43 PM

        Grazie tutti-- I emailed directly to Giusti and got no response so I emailed our hotel (Cervetta5) and they cofirmed a reso for us.

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        1. re: jangita
          jen kalb Feb 27, 2014 05:49 PM

          you really cant expect a quick reply on enquiries like these to Italian restaurants, we were able to obtain a reservation via email at Giusti few years back...but Im glad you got the res anyway

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          jangita Mar 1, 2014 09:12 AM

          I wrote back to Giusti that the Hotel was making the reservation for us. They wrote a really nice email back.
          So, we have our reso and good vibes, too.

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          1. re: jangita
            rrems Mar 1, 2014 09:32 AM

            Wonderful! Enjoy it.

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            Negaduck Mar 26, 2014 08:41 PM

            Are there any recent reviews of Giusti? I have a reservation but I'm wondering if I should keep it. I'd prefer to keep my average meal in E-R more affordable.

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            1. re: Negaduck
              rrems Mar 26, 2014 09:04 PM

              Do you really think it would have changed significantly? Unless a restaurant changes chefs/owners it is going to stay the same. No need to agonize over "recent" reviews. This is Modena, not Rome, Paris or New York.

              Enjoy your meal.

              1. re: Negaduck
                jen kalb Mar 27, 2014 06:32 AM

                I dont recall Giusti as all that expensive - the food is so rich in E-R you are unlikely to want more than two courses each, perhaps a dessert to share. Their cured meat plate is really excellent (something to try all through the region, since the presentations and mix of meats differ from place to place)

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                  Negaduck Mar 27, 2014 09:44 AM

                  Thanks for the replies. I'll keep the reservation.

                  1. re: Negaduck
                    jangita Mar 27, 2014 11:24 AM

                    When will you be there?

                    1. re: jangita
                      Negaduck Mar 27, 2014 07:49 PM

                      Late April. I'll let you know how it goes.

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