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“Raw fish restaurant?”

L’Officina del Pesce
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Tue, 7/16
8:00 PM
Ranked #1,139 of 9,819 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $43 - $68
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Porta Volta
Description: Ours is only a seafood restaurant, with 70% of dishes based on raw fish. From tartare to carpaccio, going for red king prawns and scampi Mazara Mediterranean sea. Last month, with the advent of the new Chef, from the best Sicilian restaurants, we included, with great success, several pasta dishes and delicious main courses. The dining room, intimate and comfortable, has recently been completely renovated, making it among the most elegant in Brera - Moscow - Garibaldi. Obviously we made sure not to alter the original culinary and genuine imprint of the restaurant "Pescheria", bringing to the old restaurant a breath of fresh, modern cuisine using fresh products and the old "Catch". Despite the internal elegance, we left and revisited the big "Tour Fish" where is exposed the catch of the day and the raw fish dishes ready to be tasted. All of our products are "Caught" and never derived from the farms.
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Years ago a sicilian family run a fish shop (pescheria) which offered delicious raw fish recipes in the evening. Great formula: no pasta was allowed, only cooked and raw fish from the shop was on the menu in a nice familiar environment. This formula explained their pretty basic tablecloth and style. I went there at least once a month.
I did not know that about an year ago management changed as i went working abroad for a while. Once back in Milan, a couple of days ago i went there for dinner. Pasta was added on the menu. Why not, I thought.
I was immediately surprised by the attitude of the new management as both the waitress and the owner were extremely kind, too much, they sounded false (but they are not obviously) I would say almost obsessed. Every 5 minutes they kept asking impolite questions like "is it fine?" "do you like it?" without creating a colloquial relationship first. Their tried to impose there recurrent questions not considering that most people do not like a confrontational discussion at dinner about what they are eating and overpaying. After asking 8-10 times about a pasta recipe called black tagliolini with ricotta, mini prawne (one) and pistach sold at € 20 (!), I told them that it was far too rich. Ricotta took most of the taste making it greasy. I like natural and light fish taste, this was not my cup of tea!
It was presented in a deep dish where cleaning the only mini prawne was difficult and i had to take the knife from another empty seat, not having my knife replaced after using it in my first dish. This was a selection of raw tuna, salmon and a white fish with a side salad.
Bread was standard and only one selection of white wine at the glass was available. In addition a very loud TV was on my head, which i asked to lower down which thankfully they did.
I am sorry to say that the overall atmosphere and service resulted being unpleasant. This place seems it is looking for a new positioning. If they wish to become a top fish restaurant over €55/60 per person, they should keep off the TV, stop asking no stop "everything is fine?", refresh the restaurant, invest in cutlery and new tablecloth, get a professional attitude and propose their own new style. Otherwise as it is, in Milan, knowing many other fish restaurants, i would expect not paying over €40, 25% less of what i paid. They seem to have enthusiasm and some potential but they should believe in themselves and create a better colloquial relationship with their customers, at least with me. I may go back in a few months and see what's happened. Good luck!

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank MaxBerardi
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Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at our Airbnb needing food. A few doors away we found this independent restaurant serving fish. We were first to arrive and ordered tuna. Still unaware this is a raw fish restaurant. Tuna very lightly seared. Delicious...and tender. The restaurant clearly has a great reputation, filling up shortly afterwards. Lucky for us.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Lynn R
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Alberto A, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at L’Officina del Pesce, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2016

Goodmorning Sir,
thank you your precious feedback.
It was been a pleasure for us to have had you as our guests and we hope to see you again in the next journey in Milan!
Have a nice day.
L'Officina del Pesce

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Reviewed April 21, 2016

I have been here for dinner with my girlfriend and I was impress about the quality of the food as its all fresh and delicious. Friendly and lovely staff, highly recommend

Date of visit: April 2016
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Thank savm2016
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Alb k, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at L’Officina del Pesce, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2016
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Buongiorno!!!!
Grazie, grazie infinite per questa bellissima recensione!!!
Siamo felici di avervi avuti come nostri ospiti, spero tornerete presto a trovarci!!
L'officina del pesce

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Reviewed January 5, 2016

They are kind, even too kind... now let's talk food: small array, small quantities, pricey raw fish (€40/kg for sea bream) with 30pct on top for cooking, 18€ for pasta with prawns minimum for 2 (so 36€).

They think they are a trendy and/or luxury restaurant in downtown Milan, instead they are a small family place in a dark secondary alley near Porta Garibaldi, far from being a Masterchef target.

There is so much better around, quantity, quality, array, price.

So keep out

Date of visit: January 2016
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Alberto2222, Proprietario at L’Officina del Pesce, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2016


Good Evening Sir ,
first of all thank you for appreciating our kindness , it is very important to us .
Unfortunately I can not do the same about what you think of our prices , it's a personal opinion, but i think that we are very honest.
I conclude by saying that we do not want to distinguish to be a luxury place because we have a private and intimate place, where people can relax and satisfy their palate, but for the authenticity and freshness of products we offer to our customers .
We greet you , even if we think will be difficult to meet again .

lo staff dell'officina del pesce

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Reviewed July 6, 2015

Excellent raw bar & seafood restaurant near the "movida" district of Milan. Small, intimate, friendly service directly from the owners. But here the star is the food. Italian style sashimi, a selection of tartars, the sweetest giant prawns and the freshest oysters in Milan.
Not cheap but worth every cent. Go there!

Date of visit: July 2015
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angela s, Proprietario at L’Officina del Pesce, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2015
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Grazie mille per la sua bellissima recensione , molto gradita.
Angela e tutto lo Staff !

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