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The Small

#383 of 6,084 Restaurants in Milan
#469 of 6,579 Places to Eat in Milan
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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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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
Art and heart corner

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

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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Paris, France
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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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Milan, Italy
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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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Milan, Italy
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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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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
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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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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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Additional Information about The Small

Address: Via Paganini Niccolo 3 | Angolo Piazza Argentina, Milan, Italy
Phone Number: 0220240943
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan
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
Average Prices: USD 34 - 61
Cuisine: Bistro

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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: 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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