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Ristorante La Cantinetta

#1,051 of 5,609 Restaurants in Milan
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Via Ripamonti 19, 20136 Milan, Italy
0258321057
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 166
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic Evening with friends at the Authentic Spot

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
BHM_Traveler
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Birmingham, Alabama
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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308 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Birmingham, Alabama
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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254 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
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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52 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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254 restaurant reviews
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Leipzig, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Best fiorentina steak in Milan! Served with grilled vegetables and red wine Chianti "Peppoli". It's better to reserve a table....

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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

A family business, lovely decorated with amazing food!!!! A unique experience in Milan!!!! It's preferred to make a reservation before arriving.

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

food was defienntly the closest you will come to home cooked, in Milano. Meatballs were amazing, my wife had the scallopine, which were also amazing!! 5 stars for the food, and service. The restaurant looked like a nonnas house which made the experience even better. for bocconcino with tomatoes, meatballs, bistecca fiorentina, scallopine, fruit salad, bottle of wine and water... More 

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Milan, Italy
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21 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

I have been to this restaurant several times, last time a couple of weeks ago. They have in my opinion the best "tagliata" in Milano, unlike most other places this is not simply a sliced roasted beef but more exactly a sliced Fiorentina (T-Bone steak); besides this the selection of dishes on the menu is at very good level and... More 

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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 40 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?