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El Barbapedana

Corso Colombo 7 | chiuso la domenica, 20144 Milan, Italy
+39 02 832 1732
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Ranked #164 of 5,132 restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Amazing little hole in the wall. The whole place holds like 15 guests and was run by a charming man leading cooking, seating and serving all by himself. He made us feel welcome and served food that was a great step above all other Italian food we'd had in our trip across the country this month. The wife would drag... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

It was pouring rain and we needed to find shelter and some lunch. We read the TA reviews and figured we'd give it a shot. Plenty of locals were there. There were just 9 dishes written on a chalkboard in Italian but the waiter spent the time to translate and explain each one. I got a veal scallopini in mustard... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This is the place you need for a Saturday or Friday dinner, if you want to avoid the crowdy touristic areas - good food and excellent service in reasonable prices - original italian attitude and cozy atmosphere. Tip: reservation is important because it is a small place

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27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We visited this restaurant after reading the TA reviews. It was easy to find it since it is close to Porto Genova Metro Station. It was Saturday night but we were lucky enough to get a table for two. The customers were mostly locals and the atmosphere was nice. There were no english menus but the waiter was fluent in... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Classic Milanese cuisine. Cosy little restaurant the we just happened to walk by - saw the certificates of excellence and decided to try. Unfortunately our first choice on the menu - the Milanese risotto with roast loin of veal was unavailable but there were many alternatives which we wanted to try. I had the black ravioli with sea bass in... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

thank you to all the people that took the time to write a review extolling the many virtues that make up this amazing restaurant.thanks to you all my husband and i shared the best Milanese meal to date this evening. the food had a depth of flavour that only comes with generations of tweaking, the wine accompanied the food perfectly... More

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Paris, France
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21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We stumbled upon this restaurant which turned out to be a little gem of great Milanese cooking. Service was immaculate with good wine recommendations. Try the speciality osso bucco with risotto flushed down with full-bodied wine from Puglia.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

This place is a little gem. Very pleasant and welcoming owner, superb chef. we had some typical local foods including a shank of veal with saffron/rice which just fell away from the bone. Great local wine (recommended) and good ambience. All very reasonably priced and served with a smile. I would recommend this place for dining - small and real... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011 via mobile

Best experience in Milano! All dishes were perfect. No English menu, but The owner explained all options with details! Perfect attendance! Go for risottos and raviolli! Few but good wine choices. Strongly recommend!

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Worcs, England
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9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2011

This is a little place near Stazione Porta Genova, not far from Navigli, but the atmosphere is completely different. The owner is very welcoming and attentive and the customers a mix of regulars and visitors. Amongst the primi piatti were four sorts of risotto which seemed particular popular - my friend and I had the crab with butter and the... More

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