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The Small

#328 of 6,461 Restaurants in Milan
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 37
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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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I had a wonderful dinner in this special place back in February 2013 when it was virtually a small place with 4-5 cramped tables and you really needed do your homework in order to achieve a reservation. However the decoration, menu, dishes, quality, guests and out-going owner were exceptional. I've... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2015
GeorgeyXaid
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I had a wonderful dinner in this special place back in February 2013 when it was virtually a small place with 4-5 cramped tables and you really needed do your homework in order to achieve a reservation. However the decoration, menu, dishes, quality, guests and out-going owner were exceptional. I've heard the space has grown up since then. Will go... More 

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Milan, Italy
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Got there after reading quite a few positive recommendations. Dinner with friends, 4 people, ordered a starter and a main course each, plus two desserts and a bottle of wine. Total check of 70 € per person, definitely disproportioned for the average quality of food. The location is nice but the food is honestly overpriced. Most disapponting dish: the meat... More 

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Thank MicCap7
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

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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Province of Milan, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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paris
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank maria vittoria m
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5 reviews
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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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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Milan, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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: Italian, Mediterranean

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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