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“Why?” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Erba Brusca

Erba Brusca
Alzaia Naviglio Pavese 286, 20142 Milan, Italy
+39 (0) 287380711
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Ranked #1,616 of 5,333 Restaurants in Milan
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Milan, Italy
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Why?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I had brunch in this new hip place and ate the burger. Allegedly, the burger was made of Fassone meat, one of the best around. Well, I don't know whether it was fassone or not, I only know that only McDonald's is worse than this, but Burger King is definitely better! The place is well groomed, and à la page, which is something that always works in Milan. But, fortunately, it doesn't last. So, dear people from Erba Brusca, start cooking and stop decorating!
Plus, do you really think you can fool Milanese? Please!
Now the personnel. Only one work: rude! They think we can't live without this restaurant but you know what: we can. The only nice person is the dog, Groove.
Terrible, terrible, terrible.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Milan, Italy
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great discovery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Went there last night. Excellent food, relaxing atmosphere, well informed waiters who were discrete but available for explanations.
What else can I say....perfect. Portions were the right size. I managed a pasta dish and a main and then shared a dessert.
The food was really good without being pretentious, with really good flavours. There are also a few vegetarian options which was a pleasant surprise.
Really nice menu options and the brunch looked good, so we will be going back.
We went on a Thursday night and the service was perfect. Not sure how they cope on a Saturday but we couldn't fault a thing.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cirimido, Lombardia, Italy
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Very Good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Went there with friends, had read a review on a food magazine and it didnt disappoint us.
The restaurant is divided into 3 "rooms" plus a garden, which unfortunately we were not able to eat as it was poring rain....however, we dined in the main room, overlooking the "Naviglio Pavese". Food is fresh and very well prepared, the wine list is great, and with not so much of a sur charge, staff is attentive and friendly, service in getting your food is super quick, all in all a very nice dinner. When we arrived the restaurant was almost empty but after about 30 minutes it was completely full. I recommend booking and if its not possible to eat in the garden, ask to be put in the main room. I will surely return!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milan, Italy
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Very interesting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We went for Sunday lunch/brunch. The location is old style Italian trattoria, with the vegetable patch just beyond the outside seating area. They even have a bicycle tyre repair box attached to the outside wall. The food is a revelation - fresh ingredients (I had the gazpacho and it was like eating the garden :-)), beautifully presented and an interesting choice of dishes. The wine we had (Valpolicella) was excellent. The chef is American and the result is very positive. Good service, good food, fresh air, what more could you want?

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milan, Italy
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good location and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Typical Milan old style trattoria converted to gourmet with conscious food choice.
Very particular food choice mixing local ingredients in some new ways and well chosen menu

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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