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Osteria di Porta Cicca

#438 of 6,191 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
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Ripa di Porta Ticinese 51, 20143 Milan, Italy
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Sat 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant looks very good but the food was a total let down. On arrival we were warned by the couple next to us that the food was average and overpriced but we decided to try it anyway. We ordered the rabbit and it was overcooked and under seasoned, if you closed your eyes you would have thought you were... More 

Thank NeilGls
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I had dinner with my wife here and we both choose the tasting menu. Everything was presented nicely on the plate and the risotto was decent. Unfortunately the food was over all lacking substance and good "italian" taste ... The braised rabbit and the dessert cake was dry. Waiters were very friendly and professionel.

Thank Jacob K
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

How hard is it to smile at your guests, check everything's ok, or even just ask if they'd like a dessert ? Even though the restaurant wasn't full, the staff just didn't do this, though to be fair they did respond to requests and were efficient. A big shame as the food was very good indeed but this doesn't feel... More 

Thank DiMo
Stockholm, Sweden
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

I really wanted to like this restaurant since I had booked the table in advance and had high expecations, but it was hard... Their beef tartar didn't taste much, and the service was slow and inefficient. My boyfriend tried the glazed beef cheek, and it was okay but could have tasted more... The waiter forgot about our dessert and we... More 

Thank Frans S
Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

I discovered Porta Cicca by accident as in the Navigli area in Aug15 in Milan and made it my last dinner in Milan as I was so impressed. Virtually the best meals in Nthn Italy in an almost 5 week visit. Always good when that happens. A revisit a week ago and waiter Arthur from Moldova even remembered me which... More 

Thank MrMink
London, United Kingdom
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145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

We were recommended this osteria by the manager of (cantina della vetra)the restaurant we eat in the night before. What a anticlimax. The area is a very nice area with canals in front of the cafe's and restaurants, similar to camden town in london/uk. On arriving there was a homeless woman causing issues with the guest's inside and finally the... More 

Thank cookiedave
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

The food was OK actually expensive for what you get. The service was fast at the begging after a while the waiter didn't come back and they lasted about 20 minutes just to give us our desserts menu: after asking twice for it. It's average.

Thank Juan V
Bergen, Norway
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We were attracted by the nice and welcoming interior. The service was low keyed but efficient and charming. We enjoyed the italian courses fused with elements from other nations. It is prized at the higher levels in this area, but competes very well with the other restaurants in this segment. We will definitely be back.

Thank Culinarist
Union, New Jersey
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

On our last night in Milan, my hubby decided to splurge and tried this restaurant. We ordered the Naviglio tasting menu (55 Euros per/person). We thought the food was just average and didn't really wow us that much. Nevertheless, the service and ambiance were great especially for couples.

Thank Gailstrails
Haifa, Israel
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I ordered the expensive tasting menu (55 euros) and my wife ordered a starter and a main course. We also ordered a bottle of white wine (recommended by the waiter, and was excellent). I would most if not all the dishes were on the salty side, in a noticeable way. They were interesting and with nice flavours but it seems... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ripa di Porta Ticinese 51, 20143 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Navigli
  • Neighborhood: Navigli
  • Phone Number: 028372763

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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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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