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“Great food, passionate host and wonderful ambience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Small

The Small
Ranked #1,243 of 8,030 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $34 - $61
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: the small; bistrot, tè, infusi, vettovaglie e suppellettili.the small è creatività, cura, stile e qualità. una grande ricerca per un lifestyle internazionale e contemporaneo - via paganini 3(MI)
Singapore, Singapore
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53 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great food, passionate host and wonderful ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

The place is near Loreta train station. Took a while to locate it as it is not on main street. Once you step in, you know that you would be taken care of for the meal. The owner @thesmallmilano is obviously passionate about his business, food, decor and music. He is there to make sure you enjoy your meal. Price is reasonable at about €40/pax. Reservations is a must since place is small and cosy.

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Southlake, Texas
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29 reviews
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“Everything is big at The Small”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, I told my wife to expect an unusual evening. The staff at The Small delivered an incredible meal with incredible flair. If you love to interact with the staff and your fellow diners, you're in for a treat. The food was great and the owner's recommendations were delicious. Reservations are a must due to the limited number of tables. Alessandro's love for his customers is reflected in a unique dining experience. Go with an open mind and a big appetite. It was our best meal in Milan

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malaga
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“Great host fab food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

We loved the attention from the owner and the food was great we did try the donkey carpaccio our favorite dish was the pasta . Great fun and totally different

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Brussels, Belgium
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“Heaven on earth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

This had to be one of the most delightful eating experiences I've ever had and this view is shared equally by all the peopl included in our group (11 of us). "The Small" is indeed very small. So make su e you book way ahead of time. The decor was unexpected (mostly pieces from flea markets), The food above our expectations as well as the wine and the service. Alessandro (the owner) made sure we were kept HAPPY and he really succeded. Fantastic value for the price. Don't miss it: "The Small" is great.

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“Nice place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

The restaurant's decor is nice & the service is very personal/friendly...plus the food is reasonably priced, because of the free water :p however, i was disappointed that when i asked for their meat recommendations, i was given meatballs...maybe i should've insisted that what i wanted was a meat 2nd course...although in fairness, the meatballs were tasty & the bread basket was delicious (specially the spicy pretzels)...maybe i was just expecting more...

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