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#1,873 of 4,813 Italian in Milan
#2,371 of 6,686 Restaurants in Milan
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Centro Storico
0.2 miles from Brera District
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

It might be hard till your teeth crunch that food to understand why there's always a line outside lunch or dinner. Yet once Maria, the owner sits you, takes you to through the menu in a simple chic way and you have a bite of...anything then you'll are just about to get it! as all the people that are in the line ( no reservations accepted) do. a chic crowd mainly regulars know that that Maria & Arturo ( Maria's husband & the Alchemist) know that it is closed on weekends as they go & get their produce t serve during the week cooked in the best & simplest of manners. here it is not about decor or grandeur quite the opposite. Great food in good company- the regulars all know and nod to each other. Arturo does the simplest dish in the most refined environment. Eggs cooked in a sterling silver skillet- yes as it brings out the flavors! all the vegetables are home grown and the Trombette ( a kind of zucchini) with the mustard sauce are unbeatable. Japanese guides have unfortunately written about it yet you can see how they appreciate the simplicity. Americans can have a harder time except when you mention that it was selected by the NYT as one of "the" 10! Sophistication at its best! Priced according to the excellence of the food.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

This place is full of locals who obviously eat there a few times a week, given the greetings and farewells that occurred. The food is authentic Milanese, no fish, but fantastic. Don’t expect a big wine list but the wines by the glass match the...food.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed July 19, 2019

Be aware - this restaurant is in an affluent part of Milan and attracts the well heeled locals, tourists and some fashionistas (this is Milan after all) - none of whom seem to mind paying what is for Milan very high prices for good, but...not exceptional, food. The fashionistas and the locals presumably like the homely ambience and it is clear that many of the locals have been coming here for years - since they were children. But they can afford 20 euros plus for a simple pasta with no meat. The tourists, like us, come because it gets good press on several listings. We had lemon pasta (simple spaghetti flavoured with oil, lemon, parsley and a hint of chilli) which was actually rather bland (and expensive at €20), a more successful penne with excellent very thin sliced pancetta (again about €20) and a couple of rounds of so called 'bistecca inglessi' which was actually simple warm & moist roast beef slices - quite tasty, but €24 a pop... Like I said - simple food at eye watering prices - and as I also said, if you are local, you're doing fine and the prices are nothing to you and the fashionistas are no doubt on expenses. It's a pleasant enough little place but you can honestly get better food cheaper even in Milan.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 16, 2019

Arturo and Maria's hospitality is second to non. A fantastic little gem of a restaurant serving great food and wine. If you don't know Italian make sure to have your Google translate app at the ready, although I found the people next to me very...willing to help. This is a fun, somewhat communal way to dine...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed June 14, 2019

The service was absolutely terrible! The staff was pure B.S.! The pasta with speck my sister order tasted burnt. My pomodoro pasta tasted like canned sauce. NOTHING SPECTACULAR! IT'S AN ABSOLUTE SCAM! DO NOT EAT HERE AT ALL COSTS! YOU'RE BETTER OFF EATING AT A...CARREFOUR! NO VALUE FOR MONEY AT ALL!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2019

I read about this tiny place in the travel section of the NYT. The author goes here every time he is in Milan. So we made it a point to seek it out. There is only 8 tables in the place and the menu is...in Italian. Our server spoke very limited English, and mom and pop only spoke Italian. We went at lunch so we could get a table. We arrived at exactly 12:30 pm when it opened and 2 minutes later there were people waiting for a table. We didn't want to take the time to look everything up on our phones, so we ordered the pasta with descriptions we knew: carbonara and pesto. It was the best pasta we had in our two weeks in Italy. It was also the least touristy. We were the only Americans in the place. I highly recommend this little gem. Cash only.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 11, 2019

Two nights in Milan, ate here both evenings. round this tiny family run restaurant two years ago when I was in town. Everything is made fresh and I understand that some is grown by the owners too. Tomatoes that taste so good, and the pasta...too was exceptional. I must admit that I had difficulty understanding the menu but the waiter was helpful and I was pleased with my choices. Customers seem always happy to help hear too. Relaxing, chilled and definitely a restaurant to eat at. Cash only so don't get stuck, you can't book either so get their early for less wait.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

Can't recall how we found this small spot. I remember reading that it was a very popular restaurant with locals, so to show up promptly when they open at 8. We got there at 7:45 and found the place already packed with folks mid-meal, but...they have a two-top for us. My sense of La Latteria's owners and staff is that they are pleasant, but prefer folks to order, eat, and leave. I didn't see any tables lingering over their meals. I was able to eke out enough Italian with the woman next to me to understand that this is truly a locals joint. She eats there multiple times a week. The owners and staff don't admit to speaking any English (which is fine), and I felt a bit rushed to order. My Italiano non è molto buono, so trying to decide on what to eat was a challenge under pressure. Somehow I managed to find meatloaf and potatoes for my son, and ending up ordering the simple, but delicious looking meal that the lady next to me was eating--steak and a simple salad of tomato and onion. Both my son and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The simplicity of their presentation (see photos) belies just how tasty it all was. If I'm back in Milano, I'll happily visit again, but will review the menu in advance so I can do a little more exploring.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

a small place loved by the locals, long waiting time, overpriced, but nice authentic Italian experience with traditional dishes prepared following the tradition

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 24, 2018

We wait for a table because the place have 7 -8 tables without reservations. We had a good gastronomic expirience great riso with peas as a primo and a polpetta (a kind of hamburger) that where deliciuos We also try small zucchini filled salted ricotta...and a butarga salat also rich and fineMore

Date of visit: May 2018
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Hi Vivien, No, unfortunately the Latteria San Marco is closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Vivien M
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