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The Small

Via Paganini Niccolo 3 | Angolo Piazza Argentina, Milan, Italy
0220240943
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Ranked #298 of 5,080 restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $34 - $61
Cuisines: Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: the small; bistrot, tè, infusi, vettovaglie e suppellettili.the small è creatività, cura, stile e qualità. una grande ricerca per un lifestyle internazionale e contemporaneo - via paganini 3(MI)
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: the small; bistrot, tè, infusi, vettovaglie e suppellettili.the small è creatività, cura, stile e qualità. una grande ricerca per un lifestyle internazionale e contemporaneo - via paganini 3(MI)
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I just dined at The Small for the third time. The food was incredible, but that doesn't even compare to the atmosphere or the amazing Alessandro. I had the straticella appetizer - beyond delicious - crusty bread with the freshest, ripest buratta cheese, then topped with the reddest tomatoes I've ever seen,mint, olives, basil, olive oil. Perfection! Dinner was pistachio... More

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Long time I waited to get a table in this cosy tiny restaurant. A magic place in town. Food is italian and great cuisine. Atmosphere and the owner are just exquisite. If you have the chance to get a table really worth to give it a try! the decoration is really cute!

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Milan, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Lovely restaurant and different from the "normal" restaurants. Everything about it was superb. The owner greeted one of our party as a long-lost friend (which, I suppose, she may have been but I doubt it) and, by the end of the meal, it seems, so were we! The décor is great. Apparently all the pieces of art are for sale.... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Little heaven of good food mixed with original interior design. One part is showroom with designed accessories and other part is small bistro. Excellent food, huge portions, not to pricey, but then, you are in greater center of Milan. Hosts are very warm and helpful. Because it's so small, reserve your table in advance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

The eccentric decorations might be shockimg, but they are in style. The owners are extremely friendly. Food and wine selections are good. Highly recommend this place.

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Oldham
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Agree with many others that the place itself is rather quaint and very eclectic in decor.The host Alessandro was very welcoming and translated most of the menu for us. I felt that the food was generally of good quality yet portion size was on the small side. My daughter had a bowl of gnocchi with a meat sauce that was... More

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Edmonton, AB
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Tried to eat here in February 2013, when the restaurant only had 4 tables, but they were full. Came back Oct 2013 to an expanded restaurant. Owner greeted us very warmly and we had a cute little table surrounded by very cool and interesting decor. The server made an excellent recommendation for an appetizer, the buffalo mozzarella bruschetta, and afterwards... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Alessandro makes you feel like you are a guest in his home, not a customer. He visited with us, asked about where we were from, what he liked, didn't like and then proceeded to produce lovely food. The bruschetta with delicate cheese was wonderful;when we told him how great the cheese was, he brought us out more! My husband had... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We are trying to get a reservation at and are running into problems. We've tried calling, emailing as well as Facebook, but haven't received a confirmation. Any ideas? Thank you in advance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Turned up with no booking on a Friday night. The owner seemed a little nervous which meant he was fully booked. Once he realised we were visitors from abroad he did not want to turn us away and let us down. He found a nice table, explained each item on the menu (menu all in Italian). They even went to... More

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