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The Small

#375 of 6,189 Restaurants in Milan
#456 of 6,688 Places to Eat in Milan
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French, Bistro
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Via Paganini Niccolo 3 | Angolo Piazza Argentina, Milan, Italy
0220240943
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: the small; bistrot, tè, infusi, vettovaglie e suppellettili.the small è...
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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    Very good
  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Was there for dinner and what a gastronomic experience that was!! Food was delish!! I tried burrata as a appetizer and steam salmon as a main course and they are all really good. The interior design was a little bit "different" but i guess that what makes this place special. Would i come back next... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Was there for dinner and what a gastronomic experience that was!! Food was delish!! I tried burrata as a appetizer and steam salmon as a main course and they are all really good. The interior design was a little bit "different" but i guess that what makes this place special. Would i come back next time if im in Milan,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I've eaten here couple weeks ago, together with my girlfriend. The place looks beautiful and stylish, the workers are well prepared and nice. We had couple glasses of wine, two appetizers and two main dishes, Everything was tasty and well presented. Just a bit expensive, but it's absolutely worth the price.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

You will arrive in a trendy area in Milano and discover a very cute restaurant in a sort of former apartment . Very beautiful vintage furniture, good taste in decoration , service very nice ( a bit too intrusive, not sure I want to know everything about his instagram and private life). Everything was well …except the food. Very disappointing,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A wonderful place! Wherever you look around you'll find extravagant pieces of modern, contemporary and vintage art. The owner is a very nice person who will definetely try to let you feel home. And most of all: the food is excellent. We are so used to atmosphere despite the taste... This is not the case. I had a great Caponata... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Loved the reviews of this place and since we were in Milan for 1 evening, decided to search it out. I was a little surprised as we strolled into an almost completely empty restaurant on a Monday night at about 8:30 pm to be told that we could not be seated that they were completely booked with reservations. Hmmm... So... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I cannot imagine going to Milan and not having a meal, lunch or dinner, at The Small. The owner has created a fariytale of a restaurant both with the atmosphere and the tender love they put in to preparing each course. Reservations are necessary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you want to find Italian great food, imagination, creativity, history, culture, hospitality and warmth, inspiration, this is the only place in Milan where you can find them. Let Alessandro help and suggest you your meal and drinks. He truly has a special gift: he understands your taste and who you are with a simple exchange of words. You will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Great experience!!! Lovely food, lovely place, great decor, funny and very nice people to run the restaurant....I will definetely go back for dinner as soon as I can!!! I wish there were more restaurants like this in Milan. Great value. Well done!!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Can you tell me how you can possibly own a restaurant and decide not to show any menu/prices outside? It's even worse when potential customers come in and kindly ask the owner if they cook pizza and the latter laughs at them, saying he doesn't serve this in a very patronizing tone. This restaurant clearly aims at the upper Milanese... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I have been to many great restaurants and lots of Michelin star restaurants in the US as well as in Europe. Most of them with famous chefs such as Gordon Ramsay, Geoffrey Zakarian and Jamie Oliver, Stephen Pyles, etc. Nothing has compared to The Small. It was AMAZING!!! Not because it was the best food, even though it was, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Paganini Niccolo 3 | Angolo Piazza Argentina, Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan
  • Phone Number: 0220240943

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34 - 61
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

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)
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?