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“Great good and service”

Ristorante Papa Francesco
Ranked #1,198 of 8,078 Restaurants in Milan
Price range: $21 - $43
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Description: Traditional Family restaurant from 1980. The best Home made Pasta and dessert. T-bone steak and Fried Calamari and shrimps available every day.
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“Great good and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Everything is great...from the wine to main courses, especially those recommended by Paolo including the black ink squid riasotto. Overall, great location and Value for Money.

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“Modesty, good food, and friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

Papa Francesco is, along with Ristorante Agnello, one of the few decent and respect worthy restaurants in the very vicinity of the Duomo Square.

When we visited Papa Francesco, the clientele was rather predominantly tourists, which made us feel uncomfortable (and led us thinking that Papa Francesco was one of the tourist traps like those inside Galeria Vittorio Emanuele). However, after the moment we set foot into the restaurant, we realized that we were in a friendly, traditional, and honest Milanese establishment

In a nutshell, Papa Francesco is, despite its prime location, not expensive and pretentious. The service is friendly and the waiters try hard to explain specific items on the menu despite their limited English.

  • Visited February 2013
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“Eating at Nona's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

What a delightful place with home made pasta and nice staff under very close supervision by the owner. Fantastic culurgines al pomodoro (a kind of ravioli filled with cheese and potatoes. We ate yesterday at a one-star Michelin and regreted - my wife had a sweet spaghetti. At Papa's you get the tradutionsl deal - what you would expect in Italy. You wont go wrong dining at this place. We will sure be back!

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“They love what they do. You'll do the same”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

Ok guys, there's something more than worthwhile in this place. You will find a optimal merging of central position (so close to the Duomo that you'll breathe the "Madunina" air), passion for good food and excellent service. You got to give them that they all love what the do. And you can see that from miles away. DEFINITELY a must go when around the "Duomo"

  • Visited December 2012
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“A good dining option in the most touristy area of Milan”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

Papa Francesco is located very centrally just outside the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and in sight of the Teatro alla Scala.
The service is very friendly and accomodating, the fare is traditional Italian food of good quality. We were happy to find the same roast veal with risotto on the daily menu which we already had last year and which, once more, was very good.
Given the strategic location (and the high rent Papa Francesco must be paying) the prices, which would seem quite high in less desirable areas of the city, are not to be complained about, especially when they are clearly marked on a menu next to the entrance.

  • Visited December 2012
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