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“A big show while waiting for your meal” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria la Luna Piena

Osteria la Luna Piena
Via Lazzaro Palazzi 9, 20124 Milan, Italy (Porta Venezia)
+39 0229528240
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Ranked #233 of 5,363 Restaurants in Milan
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pasta
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Porta Venezia
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“A big show while waiting for your meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Peppino is a big (film) director and an actor, before being a cook or a restaurant owner. If you like to be mesmerised and the fantasy fiction, this is the right place. While waiting for your food, you will be taught and told about Caesar, the Pharaos, the Goddess Minerva, the Templars, the black wheat, the Phoenicians, the olive-trees, the origins of the "Spritz" drink and so on; after a certain (not short) waiting they will serve you some good dishes. Not advisable if you are in a hurry ! The prices are adequate.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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“Friendly atmosphere, wonderful food, a caring owner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

It's difficult to be in Italy when you are trying to avoid carbohydrates. I was looking for a small restaurant with a cozy atmosphere and la Luna Piena certainly fits the bill. Let me tell you about my experience. I went twice to the restaurant. On the first night, I ate off the menu. A very patient server listened as I struggled to communicate that I really did just want a side dish of broccoli without pasta. The meal came out and it was very good, but the atmosphere made it feel like home and it was wonderful. As one of the last ones out the door, I spoke to the owner and told him I'd come back if he would make me some 'sausage with peppers'. All the fresh fruit and vegetables were in baskets within the eating area so I picked out onions, mushrooms, and bell peppers and pointed to the sausages that were part of a pasta dish on the menu. Taking this all in, he said he would be happy to make something up. The next day, it all worked like clockwork. He welcomed me back, served me wine and appetizers and brought out an outstanding spicy sausage and peppers dinner, customized with his special touches and sauces and made to order. I loved it. It was the best meal I had during my week-long stay in Italy.

The owner really seems to enjoy his work and treated every customer like a king or queen. You really have to try this place. Ask for the 'sausage pepper' dish. Tell him Roy sent you.

Roy Meyer
Calgary, Alberta Canada

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Best restaurant in Milano. Close to the center. The owner Pepino will first serve you puglian starters then handmade pasta with Primitivo wine. Really amazing place. You must visit la Luna Piena.

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Teplice, Czech Republic
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

You must try the typical itallian food and atmosphere in this family reataurant. Amazing food and great services.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“AMAZING”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The best restaurant in the city, homemade amazing food, homemade pasta, best primitivo vine, the owner Pepino - excellent service... We will go again !!! I wish anyone to enjoy the experience. 5/5

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