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“Fantastic ambiance, great food”
Review of Osteria Delbinari

Osteria Delbinari
Ranked #580 of 8,161 Restaurants in Milan
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Navigli
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Fantastic ambiance, great food”
Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

One cannot imagine from the outside this fantastic restaurant. Beautiful first room with a fireplace followed by 3 large rooms and an outside garden. Quite a large restaurant which was very full on a Tuesday night. A good sign! Nice pate and celery sticks to start: a nice surprise. Great sommelier and a very big wine selection: a big plus for wine lovers. Fresh pasta dis he's to start. Can't go wrong with that in Milan. I had the osobucco and my wife the veal cutlets. Both very good. Not outstanding but definitely above average. Not cheap. We paid 70 euros for 2. I would definitely go again for the atmosphere alone!

Visited December 2013
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Athens, Greece
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“A nice surprise..”
Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

This was a nice suprice ..Very good food, excellent & quick service, very nice atmosphere.They offered us aperitivo -sparkling wine and a plate of sweets mignon..good milanese risotto..try it!

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Milan, Italy
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“Good food in a relaxing atmosphere”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

They have been around a long time and it shows in the best possible fashion. Good food , good atmosphere and amazingly they are next to the railway line ( hence Binari which means railroad track ). A little hard to find and even harder to park as it is close to thre Navigli area but well worth it. Also good for refined business lunch for the local businessmen.

  • Visited August 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“What a gem”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Went there for a business lunch, my Milan based colleague recommended and booked it. It was only 5 mins from where we were staying. I can only base this review on one visit, but it was superb. The place looks proper old school, in the best possible way. The restaurant quickly fills up with locals clearly in the know. I had cuttlefish in a tomato sauce with creamy polenta. My colleagues had risotto, and the person we were meeting there had prosciutto, and grilled vegetables. Fair to say we all had food envy. I will definitely go again.

  • Visited March 2013
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Milan, Italy
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“I just love this place”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Piedmontese in Milan--okay, that is the only drawback. The out of the way location is a positive as it is way off the tourist track. This is for me the ultimate mecca of Piedmontese regional cooking. Best in the Fall and Winter, when these dishes really hit their stride, this restaurant is excellent value, superb food, a wonderfully lively and convivial setting, just so darn great.

I recommend you throw yourself on the tender mercies of the waiters and follow their suggestions, but I have yet to have a bad choice here, now on my 10th or so visit. The wine list is exceptional, offering depth at every budget...and is also very good value.

Worth the detour. Personally, there is something also truly wonderful about taking a tram (one of the old ones) on the way back to the heart of town after eating here...though I do suggest taking a taxi to get there as it would be a shame to be late.

Visited January 2013
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