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“Actually, pretty good, I suggested ....”
Review of Giacomo Bistrot

Giacomo Bistrot
Ranked #1,005 of 8,374 Restaurants in Milan
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 3, 2013

... but the little woman leapt in with "no, actually great". I think she's right. Certainly, it was a terrific lunch in a faux French bistro but without faux food. The room and attached bar work very well in their residential setting, and the tables were set up well. Oh, yes: food. Some excellent carpaccio of very tender octopus, very light fettucine with prawns and lemon, both to share, a brilliant combination of layers of veal and fresh porcini, and a nice piece of fish for the LW - I forget which sort, since we were post chalice di champagne and 3/4 into a Planeta Chardonnay by this time. Which brings me to the wine list, the only issue with the restaurant. While doing the bistro thing is a nice idea, they should jettison the short wine list. The bottles on the list were fine, but the food deserves something a little less predictable and a little broader in scope. A Chablis in this context, although a nod to the bistro idea, adds nothing to the list.

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Large tables, light ambiance, candlelight and a faint serenade from a piano Bistrot di Giacomo is THE romantic restaurant. The stunning décor in the "library" and the attention to detail around the table allow you to get lost in the atmosphere and let time fly by you. Wrap that in fantastic food and a wine selection that wont have you breaking your bank account and you have the recipe for the perfect romantic meal. Now all that is left is for you to enjoy it.

1  Thank Adam N
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Well as a frequent diner in Paris for me Bistrot is a place to eat simple meals though done quite well at a reasonable price. Sort of the earthy comfort dishes. Usually Bistrot is unpretentious and accessible (not Haute Cuisine). This establishment is owned by and located next to the legendary Giacomo's fish restaurant widely regarded as one of the best fish restaurants in Milan. The Bistrot has a wider menu selection. It very high end and very good quality. I had a steak and a pasta w fungi and salad. All delicious. The atmosphere is very well done and sort of English style with dark colors and rich fabrics, low lights. My colleagues also enjoyed their meals. Service was prompt and correct. Prices and atmosphere were definitely high end. Reservations are a must as this is popular with high end travelers and locals alike.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

My husband and i decided to dine somewhere nearer to our hotel on the last night and this was fantastic. Literally a five minute walk from Chateau Monfort Hotel. The food was excellent and the staff were charming. The interior was very intimate and gave the bistro a lovely romantic feel.

The menu is more geared towards red meat, so if you are vegetarian you would be limited.

A beautiful place for our last night in Milan. Although only when we left the restaurant did we realise that they forgot to bring us the desert mention, ah dolci! So we must have been well fed and merry when leaving! : )

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1  Thank Palvinderd
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We are quite regular for business dinners, good food and layout, could be an overall nice experience if not for the unfortunate bill problems: they charged the same dish twice and they told us fantasy stories about a computer typing two times the same dish!
We request for the refund.

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Thank OrionisKL
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