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“Exceptionally good Italian food”
Review of Al Conte Ugolino

Al Conte Ugolino
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Ranked #333 of 8,513 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Reviewed April 12, 2014

The food here is absolutely wonderful with solid Italian recipes especially from the Liguria region (fish & pesto). Very welcoming staff, and the waiter clearly knowledgeable about the menu. The decor inside is interesting (nothing special) and the spacing between tables decent.

But essentially what makes this place so good is the food itself - octopus salad as a starter, pasta with pesto as a second, and a delicious tiramisu to finish. Of course, as this place is 1 min walk from the Duomo, it is more expensive than other restaurants in Milan. But fundamentally, you pay for what you get here.

Try it out if you want to take a break between visiting the Duomo and the visiting the shopping area.

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Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was a true disappointment in Milan . Unattentive, almost hostile waiter. No atmosphere to write about. Expensive for its mediocrity.
Our landlady was Luke warm about the place , but I followed the trip advisor ratings. If you want to have dinner with children and grandparents , if you order no wine., and only have 2 courses it's apparently not worth the attention of the staff. Nobody took our jackets or helped us back in. Nobody asked even if we liked our meal. Silverware thrown onto the table. Mineral water bottle distributed in 3 glasses - we were 6 guests. The seafood salad was delicious but much pricier than in other location. I liked the ravioli but for 14 euros their price is very steep. The person at the entrance was friendly and the bar tender , too. Not worth your time and money.

1  Thank curiouspalate
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

We visited Al Conte Ugolino following recommendation of a friend and it was a fantastic choice. All dishes were delicious, fresh and made of best quality products. After having both our appetisers and main courses - which are quite large portions by the way - we still couldn't stand a double portion of their tiramisu. I had a warm seafood salad (see pic) and grilled scampi which are not on the menu but were accepted for order. Scampi are so easy to be overcooked that often taste dry but here they were simply mouthwatering! The service is very warm and friendly like in a family-owned restaurant. Nice interior. Beautiful china. But again, the main thing was fresh and fantastically tasty food. When we were leaving my husband even asked called Chef to shake his hand. :-)
I heard they are always busy and full of locals (we saw also some foreigners) so make sure to come before start of pick-hours.
We were with 2 toddlers (2 & 4 yo) and it was the most difficult thing as we were not offered high-chair or anything else for kids (i.e. pencils or toys). I believe this place is not for a special occasion (always packed and therefore rather noisy) or visit with juniors but it is still absolutely lovely. Next time in Milan we definetly visit them again but now on our own.

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1  Thank Elena_v_d1
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Great meals. We went twice. Great pasta, great lobster. Great wine. Good friendly staff. The red fruits with orange juice were really great. I really recommend that if you are in the city centre and want good italian food, no stress, no complication, that's the place.

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Thank Alex R
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

We go there for many years when in Milan twice a year. They know us among all the locals und our lunches are always a treat. My wife's little Italian helps. I gets busy at lunch and in Evening ( same card as during lunch) but for early arrivels they always find a table,where great waiters look after you the old fashion way: Quick, efficient and friendly. Good choice of local food, pasta,meat and fish offered by this family place. A trace of the 60th, but clean and "truly Italian". Not a bargain place but worth what You pay. Wines also are always good and not overpriced. They will see us again. Try it out-right on the backside of Starhotel Rosa by the Duomo. They deserve a better place in the ranking.

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1  Thank Wolfgang P
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