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“Perfect food and service”
Review of Il Solferino

Il Solferino
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Wed, 12/1
8:00 PM
Ranked #519 of 8,875 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $56 - $90
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Porta Nuova
Description: Solferino", well known reastaurant in Milan since 1909, placed in the famous and typical district "Brera", show its special clientele its new face; even keeping its historical features, "Solferino" shows today its perfectioned image, supported by the new furnishing and colors.
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has homely atmosphere with big green flowers and on the wall are bottles of wines. Food and service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. Risotto was the best i ve ever eaten. There are wide selection of wines. We tried milanese food. It was very delicious. When we ll come back to Milan we will have dinner here again.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank BarbaraS8013
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gianni d, Proprietario at Il Solferino, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2016
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Gentile Barbara S
La ringrazio molto per aver apprezzato la notevole selezione di vini che proponiamo e che contribuisci ad abbellire anche la location, posizionandoli lungo le pareti, creando un ambiente (come sottolinea lei) avvolgente e familiare e nello stesso tempo con un servizio attento e professionale.
Inoltre la sua scelta è ricaduta su piatti che sono la tradizione della cucina milanese e che proponiamo con la stessa ricetta da oltre un secolo.
Spero vivamente in un suo prossimo ritorno
Gianni

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Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

You can find much better trattorias in Milan. Food is regular and price is quite high. On top of that, I forgot to take the receipt for my company and the next day they refused to hand me a copy because they had to search for it 5 min.

Date of visit: July 2016
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gianni d, Proprietario at Il Solferino, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2016
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Gentile Alibgar
…peccato che lei ci abbia giudicato con un madornale errore, in quanto lei non è venuto il giorno dopo, ma bensì un po' di giorni dopo!!! e noi gli abbiamo anche detto che ci avrebbe potuto aiutare mostrandoci la ricevuta del pos della carta di credito (che lei non ha fatto perché non l'aveva) ed avremmo potuto procedere con la ricerca delle ricevute, tramite il nostro ufficio, in quanto il blocchetto non era più presso il ristorante.
Non le pare di essere stato poco cooperativo ed aver sbagliato notevolmente caro Signore?
Per quanto riguarda il cibo…certamente ci sono ristoranti meglio del nostro, non le abbiamo sicuramente chiesto noi di venirci a trovare, e comunque se siamo operativi da oltre 100 anni con ben 4 generazioni, un motivo valido ci sarà' pure caro signore …..inoltre l'elemento "prezzo alto " è dovuto al fatto che la qualità' delle nostre materie prime e del cibo è sempre di altissimo livello.
Poi se a lei non le è piaciuto questo non si discute, in quanto non abbiamo la presunzione di piacere a tutti.
Grazie
Gianni

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Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Great food and service. Tried the Milanese specialties , very good and extremely generous portions. Came with family, and really enjoyed the recommendations of food and wine.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Rishangela
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gianni d, Proprietario at Il Solferino, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2016
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Gentile Rishangela
La ringrazio per aver apprezzato l'autenticità' della nostra cucina locale, con l'utilizzo di materie prime eccelse, e soprattutto stagionali.
La carta dei vini che curo personalmente come mia passione, sicuramente completa la riuscita di una buon pranzo/cena.
Spero di rivederla presto
Gianni

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Reviewed July 24, 2016

Having asked the Concierge at my hotel where he would go personally for a really good Risotto or Coteletta alla Milanese, he immediately directed me to the Ristorante Solferino........which met or exceeded my every expectation!

Not only were the regional specialties 'first class' but the service was attentive, and they offer an amazing assortment of Italian wines 'By the Glass' as well as offering full bottles of many of Italy's finest wines.......

There is no doubt that I will again visit Ristorante Solferino when I am in Milan, and recommend it enthusiastically to my daughter, for when she takes the models she represents to Milan for the fashion shows!

Date of visit: July 2016
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gianni d, Proprietario at Il Solferino, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2016
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Gentile Mr. Lee B
La sua scelta è sicuramente caduta su piatti iconici della cucina tradizionale milanese, e siamo lusingati che non abbiamo deluso le sue aspettative .
Per quanto riguarda la scelta dei vini che curo personalmente, ritengo che anche l'accompagnamento con un semplice bicchiere di vino, pesa comunque esaltare un piatto tradizionale.
Spero vivamente in una sua prossima visita futura, in previsione dei menù autunnali.
A presto
Gianni

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Reviewed July 20, 2016

We asked our Westin Palace Hotel Concierge to help us find a romantic, nice atmosphere restaurant to have dinner and celebrate our wedding anniversary last night. We did not care for luxury, we wanted a great meal and nice ambiance. The Concierge came back with a reservation more than 24 hours in advance, which according to the Concierge, Solferino was the place that encompassed all the elements we requested.

We arrived by taxi to Solferino. The place was more than half empty. The owner ushered us to a table while we were trying to say that we had a reservation made by the Westin Palace. The table was on the passage of the serving staff to the kitchen and everybody else moving around. We told the owner and his assistant that this was not the ideal table and we could be moved to an empty one in the corner. He replied that it was reserved. We answered we had reserved also ahead of time thru Westin Concierge. He pointed us to a foursome table, which he separated. Being the place very small, again, I felt that we were going to be “too intimate” with the other two sitting next to us.

My husband and I agreed that we were not off to a good start and better off leaving and finding another place. We began walking to the door and the owner walked faster to show us the way out with no comment and no apology.

In the end, we had a great dinner, service and spectacular time at La Bricciola, across the street from Solferino.

Too bad. We will not go back to Solferino. Will not recommend it to anyone. On the other hand, we cannot wait to go back to Milan in October and dine at La Bricciola.

Date of visit: July 2016
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gianni d, Proprietario at Il Solferino, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2016
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Gentilissimi Signori…
Ci rammarica per quello che è successo ma purtroppo non è come lei la racconta cara Signora; in quanto le sono stati proposti ben 5 tavoli da due persone, e l'unico che lei desiderava era proprio un tavolo di un nostro cliente abituale serale e non potevo proprio. Torno a ribadire che di tavoli ne ho messi a sua disposizione ben n 5 (che comunque erano già' tutti riservati), ma lei carissima Signora chissà' per quale motivo voleva quello improponibile.
Presumo che fosse già' prevenuta nei nostri confronti, ed a priori non gli stava bene nessun tipo di tavolo, seppur facendo finta di non capire la nostra motivazione.
E comunque mi permetto di dirle cara CitizenoftheAir che questo tipo di recensioni su Tripadvisor non andrebbero nemmeno fatte (non avendo consumato nulla da noi)
Mi spiega per quale motivo 1 pallina su un giudizio che non corrisponde assolutamente ne al cibo e ne al vino?…. soprattutto nei confronti di un ristorante che ha una storia di ben 107 anni?
Inoltra la gentilezza viene corrisposta nel momento in cui ci viene data, ed il Vostro comportamento non lo è stato affatto
Gianni

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