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“Wonderful creative and traditional foods at this down-to-earth restaurant...”
Review of Al Pont de Ferr

Al Pont de Ferr
Ranked #402 of 8,575 Restaurants in Milan
Price range: $25 - $157
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Navigli
Reviewed July 22, 2013

I agree with the best reviewers of this restaurant. We went with average expectations and were pleasantly surprised by the great food. Make sure to take some plates from each of the three menu areas (traditional, creative and imaginative). We had the amazing starter of Candied Onion (Trofeo) shell filled with goat cheese. This probably is the single best dish on the menu that we tried/saw. Then followed by pasta (spaghetti delivered as promised) and then the Maiolino (Suckling Pig) which appears small but is rich in flavour and texture. The desserts are on the verge of brilliance - including the Candied Cone of Campari with Strawberries and Cream and the unusual flavours of Baby peas accompanied by pannacotta/Creme brulee like creams and ice cream. This is all served on a Garden trowel which makes this seem more savoury than sweet.

Ultimately this felt somewhat El Bulli like (we were fortunate to visit in Fall 2010) and then found out that Chef Ferran Adria's nephew is working at the Restaurant. The current chef is very friendly and appreciative of the thanks of the restaurant-goers. He is from Uruguay.

Wines are available by glass and half-bottle (we had two) and are excellently priced. They represent various Italian regions and the maitre d's and staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. There is no pretention in a place with such good food. Pont de Ferr deserves at least one star of it doesn't have it already. And prices for Tasting menu are very reasonable at 60 Euros and 80 Euros. You certainly can't go wrong here.

The only drawback is a summer issue in Milan. The mosquitoes are especially aggressive and plentiful at dusk and when sun goes down. Make sure you are wearing bug spray or you WILL be eaten alive! Combine this restaurant with a wonderful stroll down the Porta Ticenese. Enjoy!

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We ate here on July 5th., the final night of our stay in Milan. This restaurant is situated in a very lively part of Milan, the drive to it had us wondering if the taxi driver or his GPS thingy were wrong, they were not. The outside appearance is not great - graffiti and not very distinguished, the interior is relaxed and casual, not at all what you expect from a michelin starred establishment. The star begins to shine however when the food appears and shines brighter and brighter as the food continued to arrive, in our case we had the tasting menu of many courses, by the time we departed the star was glittering and we understood that the star was, quite rightly, given for extraordinary food. The lack of pretentious nonsense (often an unfortunate part of restaurants with stars!), the friendliness of the staff and the laid back nature of the place, all made for an unforgettable experience. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing casual or amateur about the cooking - it is first rate, but the pleasure of enjoying that quality of food in such relaxed place made it extra special.
Thank you.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

I have to admit, I didn't know this reastaurant cuisine, so from the location I was expecting a complitelly different one (more traditional). Anyhow, all the dishes are a very good mix of different and well researched food, some dishes are too extreme. The risk is to focus too much on the artistic and innovative side, forgetting the food itself and the fulfillment of the customer hunger.
One negative thing: between the starter and the mani dish we have been waiting almost one hour!!

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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

we had two different tasting menus and were pleasantly surprised due to the high quality. It was superb.
A definite must eat place. We'll come back!

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Ok, the place is not the best as I saw in my life about design! it looks like a bistrot, paper placemat, paper napkins and orrible toilet......but I cannot say anything about the kitchen!
Lovely dinner, amazing (and sometimes funny) food, wonderful waiters, AMAZING owner!, so at list it's a wonderful place to try, but please.......do a refurbishment!!!!

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