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“Fatastic meat”

Osteria La Vecchia Lira
Ranked #272 of 8,323 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Stazione Centrale
Reviewed October 16, 2012

All time favourite restaurant for meat. Best Fiorentina and best potato fried ever.
However, this is a great relaxing place.
The atmosphere and staff are just fantastic. The owner, Eugenio, with his wife and another partner, they take very good care of you. Best service in Milan.i
However, t is always full that it is difficult to get the table and if you want a intimate dinner, maybe this is less "intimate " place.
Regarding the food, beside the meat that is a must, antipasti are great and they also have few sea food plate.
they have a special risotto, with cheese inside, pan-fried, that you should share as antipasti, just fabulous.
They also have special seasonal products from White truffle to Porcini, or other special products like fantastic Mozzarella or blue cheese.
Wine list is very good, obviously, red is the main but they also have good white selection.

This is great place for friends dinner, couple or business dinner. However, it become a little loud sometimes… so, no series dinner but friendly easy going dinner. it is fun place.
Antipasti and first around 10-20 euro, main 20-30...

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Reviewed October 13, 2012

I was there last week. It's a place to got to if you want to eat really good food and get good wine. Try the gorgonzola as a starter.... Very nice, we didn't have that much space, but this doesn't matter at all, was a really good experience, Best

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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Very familiar restaurant in Milan, good food and important wine list. Do not miss the forentina cut, absolutely delightful... Salame from Tuscany were delicious as well. Very good service and very nice location, definitely a place to visit if you want to taste Italian proper food. Not too expensive but not exactly cheap.

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Reviewed March 1, 2012

.... I can't avoid to stop at La Vecchia Lira for dinner. They do a lot of stuff but I always take the same, as a tradition of my own: the risotto alla milanese al forno (milanese rice re-cooked in owen with cheese), cotoletta alla milanese (large piece of thin meat pan fried) and patate erotiche (home made potato chips).
They send me to heaven.

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Reviewed December 5, 2011

the same atmosphere and very kind personal, noisy as usual, as it has to be a osteria but the food went down a lot, especially the quality of the meat that was the best in town till few months ago. it's a no go anymore, price wise is still average 40€ per person with wine.
in milano the food is not excellent like in the other cities but this lost is a lost.

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