We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Small

#517 of 6,153 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Via Paganini Niccolo 3 | Angolo Piazza Argentina, Milan, Italy
390220240943
Website
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

517 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 91: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

My boyf and I stumbled across this restaurant. Its super quirky, the owner is fabulous and the food was even better. The night we tried to go there it was fully booked but the owner was totally accommodating and sat us out the front, he also sat down and went through all of the menu with us non-italian speakers. We... More 

Helpful?
Thank Emma M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I live around the corner and loved peeping into the museum-like rooms of The Small. The statues, animal heads and eye catching artefacts are one of many reasons to go there. The reviews we read also impressed so we went through the patient task of getting a Friday evening reservation. We were seated quickly and well cared... More 

Helpful?
Thank Daniel K
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Women love the ambience. Men hate it Coz the food is forgettable. Great for romantic date. Food lovers stay away not impressed

Helpful?
Thank Kenneth C
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We were greeted by the lovely hosts of The Small, the ambiance was just perfect, a little gem of a place. Loved the atmosphere, decor, design, it was old meets new meets quirky! The food was great. Beautiful flavours and presentation. Had a very nice evening and would be one of my regular spots if I would live in Milan!!

Helpful?
Thank Ditalia70
Paris, France
Level Contributor
49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

At first glance, I was confused but once I was in, I really enjoyed it. Food is yummy, straciattale was amazing!! All the food was yummy. Go. Have fun. :)

Helpful?
Thank MJ P
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
285 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food and the atmosphere + design highlight the restaurant. I would suggest you to try: straciatella and beef sashimi as starter, and beans and shrimps soup. Leave a space for chocolate torte. Delicious!

Helpful?
Thank RenatoCarneiro
Athens, Greece
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I had a wonderful dinner in this special place back in February 2013 when it was virtually a small place with 4-5 cramped tables and you really needed do your homework in order to achieve a reservation. However the decoration, menu, dishes, quality, guests and out-going owner were exceptional. I've heard the space has grown up since then. Will go... More 

Helpful?
Thank GeorgeyXaid
Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Got there after reading quite a few positive recommendations. Dinner with friends, 4 people, ordered a starter and a main course each, plus two desserts and a bottle of wine. Total check of 70 € per person, definitely disproportioned for the average quality of food. The location is nice but the food is honestly overpriced. Most disapponting dish: the meat... More 

Helpful?
Thank MicCap7
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Was there for dinner and what a gastronomic experience that was!! Food was delish!! I tried burrata as a appetizer and steam salmon as a main course and they are all really good. The interior design was a little bit "different" but i guess that what makes this place special. Would i come back next time if im in Milan,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nia35
Province of Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I've eaten here couple weeks ago, together with my girlfriend. The place looks beautiful and stylish, the workers are well prepared and nice. We had couple glasses of wine, two appetizers and two main dishes, Everything was tasty and well presented. Just a bit expensive, but it's absolutely worth the price.

Helpful?
Thank lucainod

Travelers who viewed The Small also viewed

 

Been to The Small? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$34 - $61
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Paganini Niccolo 3 | Angolo Piazza Argentina, Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan
  • Phone Number: 390220240943
Description
the small; bistrot, tè, infusi, vettovaglie e suppellettili.the small è creatività, cura, stile e qualità. una grande ricerca per un lifestyle internazionale e contemporaneo - via paganini 3(MI)

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Small and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Small staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?