The Restaurant

Serving excellent traditional Modena cuisine.

Locanda in San Francesco

The dishes of the local tradition, prepared according to the time-honoured recipes, using only products of the highest quality. Alternatively, we also have an excellent seafood menu for the guests who want to try something different.

The Restaurant

The Excellent traditional Modena Cuisine

The restaurant devotes its attention on the preparation of local traditional dishes, each carefully handmade using time-honored recipes and locally sourced quality ingredients. Alternatively, we also offer a special seafood menu to our diners.



Chef Marta Pulini presents an extraordinary and unrepeatable gastronomic journey on a national and international level.

In 1983 she opened her first restaurant “La Brasserie” in the historical center of Modena, where she proposed an innovative cuisine while respecting the tastes of the Modena tradition. The restaurant became a cult for its environment and hospitality.She then moved to America and became Executive Chef in 1989 of the “Bice” restaurant in New York. She then oversaw the opening of “Bice Paris” in 1990 and “Bice Chicago” in 1991.Later, still in New York, she was responsible for the opening of “Mad 61”, a successful restaurant of new conception inside the department store Barney’s. She then became Executive Chef and Corporate Chef of “Tuscan Square”, “Coco Pazzo” and “Centolire”, restaurants that quickly rose to the top of American haute cuisine.

In America she also emerges as one of the most expert teachers of Italian food and wine.She held courses at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, the famous school “De Gustibus” inside the department store “Macy’s NY” and at the renowned “James Beard Foundation” of New York.


In 1999 Marta Pulini received the title of best “female chef” of the year from the “Veronelli America” guide.Still in America she organizes prestigious catering at the residences of many famous people as Robert De Niro, Steve Martin, Isabella Rossellini, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, Julien Shnabel and Armani.Back in Italy she founded BibenduM Catering, a company that operates in the field of haute cuisine throughout Italy and abroad…, such as the CASA ITALIA restaurant during the London Olympics in 2012. In 2011 Marta Pulini enters in partnership with Massimo Bottura and opens in Modena the restaurant “La Franceschetta” the bistrot of Osteria Francescana.

Finally, in 2015 she opened the “Marta” restaurant in Via Matteo Bandello 14, in the heart of Milan, which immediately became an international reference point for design and research.


Come and Visit us

The American bar

Only the best in a relaxing and reserved location

The bar is open to both guests and the public, for quick business meetings or for other types of rendezvous, in an elegant and private setting. The bar serves various quality liquors from the Bas Armagnae of 1870, to the special rums and whiskies, as well as some best local wines.


Hotel Rua Frati 48 in San Francesco


Rua Frati 48 in San Francesco
Rua dei Frati Minori 48
41121 Modena MO
(+39) 059 7474411