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Ristorante La Cantinetta

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Via Ripamonti 19, 20136 Milan, Italy
0258321057
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 93
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  • 192
    Very good
  • 44
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Don't be fooled by the outside view of this place

Inside the restaurant is quite big, I think it has been extended various times. It looks like the place is run by a family, mother behind the cashregister, father in the kitchen and the sons serving. The menu is only available in Italian, with a specialisation in meat, grilled on charcoal. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
PeterEijsbouts
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Vlierden, The Netherlands
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I must admit this was a huge surprice, one of the best places we have eaten. I have tried many places, Noma in Cooenhagen, Bucco in Berlin, Kong in Paris, Balthazar in Ny, but this was autentic Italien. All costumers were local Italien, no tourist. Good price Amazing food and the best service in Italy.

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Vlierden, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Inside the restaurant is quite big, I think it has been extended various times. It looks like the place is run by a family, mother behind the cashregister, father in the kitchen and the sons serving. The menu is only available in Italian, with a specialisation in meat, grilled on charcoal. I started with bruschetta which was delicious and Had... More 

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Isla Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you want to have a real "fiorentina" and u do not want to drive till Florence, this is the place for you. Have it along with a Chianti Classico and potato as side. Great value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Very nice place, not long from the centre of Milan (by tram), directly at the tram stop. Great wines for reasonable prices, same with the food. Very very good steak - Fiorentina, for 2 persons. Excellent meat. Very nice service. Acceptable prices. They accept credit cards. Better to have the reservation.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I visited on the recommendation of a friend who lives in Milano. He said it was a very typical and authentic restaurant, and La Cantinetta did not disappoint. The service was excellent, though I'm sure it helped that one member of our party also lives in Milano and is a native speaker. They do, however, have menus in English, if... More 

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Caledon, Canada
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70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you like steak prepared very rare you are in for a treat. They believe it should be cooked that way so they don't even ask you how you want it cooked . The potatoes were delicious . I had my first taste of chicory... slighty bitter but still nice. The gnocchi had a nice tomato sauce. We went to... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We loved the steak here six months ago, and had to return on our most recent visit, The bistecca was huge again, but came out almost raw, (we asked for it med rare). When it came back out of the kitchen, it was almost cooked to rare- still not where we wanted it. When we asked for it to be... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Well in this place you go for either costata fiorentina or tagliata di manzo. The first is themTuscany version of a t-bone steak. The original uses Chianina beef. The tagliata is tinly sliced grilled beef with rocket salad or porcini mushrooms. Both dishes is their specialty and they really know how to grill it. As side dishes you might want... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We were looking to conclude our trip to Milano with a great bistecca. Found La Cantinetta here on Trip Advisor. Called for a reservation and it was a good thing. The place was packed at 9:30pm. We started with a small antipasto of grilled vegetables. Onions, zucchini, and peppers- what a nice start. We followed with homemade papardelle with pesto... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

near the center of the city, in Bocconi area. easy to reach, thanks to the tram 24. the service is warm and attentive. wide choice of dishes. good meat and good wine. willingness on the part of all staff

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Ripamonti 19, 20136 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan
  • Phone Number: 0258321057

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 42 - 83
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine

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