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The Small

Via Paganini Niccolo 3 | Angolo Piazza Argentina, Milan, Italy
0220240943
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Ranked #188 of 4,919 restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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)
Restaurant details
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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Zagreb, Croatia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

We did not have a reservation but were welcomed at seated no problem, gorgeous place full of kitch, cute and crazy dressed walls and counter. Very relaxed atmosphere thanks to the friendliness of our host and servers who were able to describe the menu to us in English and make suggestions of what to order (that we loved) also if... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

don't go there stay away. I want to keep it all to myself. Charming, fabulous food served in an ecclectic restaurant by charming waiting staff who were so attentive without being obtrusive. A gem of a restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

The best of the best. Petit Paris in Milano. Loved it!! Camefew times and still coming back. Pappa al Pomodoro and risotto are the best. Will surely take few more friends here. Alessandro will make you feel like in heaven.

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