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Osteria Del Gnocco Fritto

#181 of 6,137 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Pasquale Paoli 2, 20143 Milan, Italy
02 58100216
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sun - Fri 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have literally just got back from here, having had the best dining experience of the trip. The restaurant itself is quite old school with a lovely atmosphere without being too noisy that you couldn't have a conservation, nor was it too quiet that you felt you had to whisper. Our waiter was brilliant. Incredibly friendly and... More 

Thank Nicola E
Majorca, Spain
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this place based on the tripadvisor reviews and actually it was a good choice. Place offers a no-limit of gnocchi fritti which is sort of fried dough but ver very light. It can goes with cheese or ham or deli meat. They offers also something else but we just stayed with the above food. Located in a very... More 

Thank Alexb742014
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Went there for dinner and it was all excellent, but the antipasto starter with the little pillows of bread (gnocco fritto) was the best!!

Thank Barb903
Milan, Italy
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

As Milan is my hometown, I know pretty well that there aren't other restaurants like this one to eat a well done gnocco fritto. Everything is delicious in there, the atmosphere is very friendly and gives you a good mood. A must try

Thank Angy_Brio
London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Unlimited puffy bread, excellent cheeses to put in them as well as delectable homemade jam...simple but excellent. I didn't try any pasta because I was stuffed. The website seems to imply that you can only get the fixed menu for €28 or more, but you can order a la carte without a problem and there are plenty of options. I... More 

Thank SaraRichardsLondon
London, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This place it's one of the few authentic "trattorie" left in Milan where you can eat real old style food, with reasonable cheap prices. The location it's lovely, in the Navigli area, very nice for a walk after eating. The decor inside it's like the typical trattoria style, who make you feel like you are invited to a family dinner.... More 

Thank 996carlog
Vicenza, Italy
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This was our first experience to eat Italian food of this type, so we didn't know what to expect. It was fantastic! The salami and cheese plates were yummy. And the Gnocchi were delicious. It was amazing that the waiters (who were very friendly and helpful) just kept filling up the basket of Gnocchi without us requesting it. We certainly... More 

Thank Glynn G
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This was recommended to me by a friend who is a, big on food and b, Italian! Absolutely recommend this to anyone either local or travelling. Although its in a tourist area, this is not your usual, rip you off alright food venue. Go here for sure and try everything! The bread in the picture is incredible by the way!!!!

Thank Lee M
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232 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

How to describe gnocchi fritti? They are like hollow pillows of pastry about 4 inches square, served here with a selection of cold meats and cheeses, with replacement gnocchi at intervals because they need to warm. Enormous portions but we did manage to share a pasta and duck dish and a dessert, all washed down with prosecco. Staff great -... More 

Thank MeridianManchester
Zermatt, Switzerland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

the classic Italian restaurant is a little bit hidden away in a side street. The entry door looks like "there is nobody home" - but the food is just fantastic without many frills - Apple pancakes with parma ham.., a beautiful risotto & pumpkin tortellini in butter accompanied by a lovely bottle of wine.. definitely coming back

Thank Mirkat3920

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Pasquale Paoli 2, 20143 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Navigli
  • Neighborhood: Navigli
  • Phone Number: 02 58100216

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Navigli

Neighborhood Profile
The Navigli is part of historic Milan. In the ancient days, the entire city was linked with canals, similar to Venice. Today, most of the canals are gone, but the Navigli remains a canal-based neighborhood. There are two major canals: Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande. The Naviglio Grande's bridges greet visitors at dusk with an amazing view. The Navigli district specializes in clubs, cafes, and vintage shops. Lifestyle reigns supreme here. You can start the walk from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, an antique colonnade in front of the Basilica di San Lorenzo. During the daytime, this place acts as a meeting point for artists and students reading books or chatting with friends; the nights turn it into a stepping-stone for club hoppers. Science lovers will also relish the opportunity to visit the Science and Technology National Museum Leonardo Da Vinci, showcasing inventions of the Italian genius.
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