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“Quaint Setting, Good Food and Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Trattoria Milano

Trattoria Milano
124 Bank Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-273-3555
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Ranked #1 of 96 Restaurants in Grass Valley
Price range: $14 - $33
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Located in a charming Victorian house, Trattoria Milano offers authentic Northern Italian cuisine.
Grass Valley, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Quaint Setting, Good Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We've eaten here twice since the new owners took over. It is chef-owned and operated, and at first, the owners seemed to be having some growing pains with the new establishment. On both visits, it seemed to take a bit longer than it should have to be seated, even though we had reservations. But the staff was very friendly and acknowledged our presence, letting us know that we would be seated shortly. On the other hand, once we were seated, we were able to enjoy a relaxed meal and we felt invited to stay and enjoy everything from the first sip of wine to the last bite of dessert. The owners are very visible and engaged. Our waiter was prompt, courteous and knowledgable. We enjoyed his dry sense of humor, which added to the festivity of the evening for our guests and us. The restaurant is in an old house. It is a romantic setting. The atmosphere is intimate, warm and welcoming and the dining area is quiet enough to allow for conversation at one's table. The food is Milanese, different from the standard fare at many Italian restaurants. The waiter helped us navigate the menu and find dishes suited to our particular tastes.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Grass Valley, California
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“Delicioso!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

What a wonderful "chef's sampler" dinner tonight! Sylvestro and other wait staff were wonderful, accommodating, and cheerful. Each dish was delicious but my personal favorite was the Chicken Parmesan, made without the usual breading step. Ambience is conducive to conversation, each table a quiet pool of voices in of itself. We will certainly go back! Bravos to owners John Franco ( also head chef) and Mario !

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Grass Valley, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Was our first time here at this newer restaurant in Grass Valley.
We each had a salad, entree and dessert. Quite disappointing, the food was very ordinary, uninspired, and the bill very hefty.

Visited December 2013
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Yuba City, California
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Small gem in a beautiful Victorian house”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The lunch & dinner menus seem to be the same, barring specials. The dining area inside is small although the outdoor covered patio would be lovely in warm weather. The portions were large and very good, including an Italian version of crepes that I'd never seen on a menu before. The wine list is very reasonable, starting at $5.00. The service is attentive but not intrusive. Of our group of 12 people, everyone was very pleased with their food. The desserts were limited, but even their chocolate mousse was good - a dish that too often just tastes like boxed chocolate pudding.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Italian Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We attended a celebration of life dinner for a dearly departed neighbor and friend put on
by her family. The food, service and ambience were great, as well as the wine.
The staff was very professional in handling their duties.

  • 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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