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“nice mozzarella bar”

Obica Mozzarella Bar - Malpensa
Ranked #18 of 23 Restaurants in Ferno
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Bar, Cafe
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Obicà Mozzarella Bar is a casual and contemporary Italian restaurant. With its friendly welcoming atmosphere, Obicà offers a genuine Italian dining experience centered on the freshest Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP paired with other authentic products from Italy’s rich regional heritage.
Reviewed February 15, 2014

it was very good!! waiting for a connecting flight will not be so long if you visit this place and have a bite from their menu. Staff are very well educated. Try the 'set' menu for a very good price which includes a main course, dessert and coffee. The dessert is macedonia and tiramisu'. Be careful for the latter....it is huge !!!! but very fresh !!!

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Not only is this the idea stop for a quick pick-me-up, but also for a sandwich you can take on the plane. My recommendation is the salami--simple and fresh.

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Thank Washboardmary
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

The general ambient is uncommon and fascinating.
The restaurant is located right in the middle of a inner square, and is all surrounded by the airport shops.
The shape, like a "cilinder", gives novelty and modernity to its structure and the woodden parts of the construction lighten the whole.
I guess it has been a hard work for the architects and the designers to realize this project, but the result is pretty good, from the ESTETICO point of view.
In reality I couldn't appreciate the sitting places cause i had little time, so I only bought some take-away food.
The waitress was very polite and let me take all time i needed to choose my meal.
I order a salad, but, as it didn't convinced me at all, I asked them to add mozzarella and also bought al bottled water.
The price is a bit high, even for an airport standard meal, and I guess it's due to the restaurant chain's prices.
I have to admit, however, that everyting in my meal was fine, even if I think I wouldn't have spent so much for a take-away salad outside the airport.

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1  Thank lucoh99
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Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

37 Euros for 4 sandwiches, one small beer, one small bottle of water, and one small bag of crisps... And the sandwiches were horrible! Never, never again!!!

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2  Thank faltare
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

First let me state that "Malpensa 2000" is a 1975 c.a. project, and it was a bad project already then.MPX was supposed to the be the "hub" of Alitalia, but we all know it did not worked that way (if it's of any consolation, Fiumicino is not doing any better and that actually is the hub for the flagship airline of Italy, Ryanair... sorry I meant Alitalia).
Ever since Malpensa has been an "orphan airport". It was supposed to become the "gateway" to Italy but it is not. This to say that the rating to Obika Malpensa, must be seen in the perspective of a sub-optimal location.

So, given that Malpensa airport is a very sad place, the only decent place where you can eat something is Obika (the mozzarella place).
Malpensa (Terminal 1) is one of the worst airport I have the chance to go through in mainland Western Europe.
In theory it ought to serve one of the largest and most populated (and rich) area of Europe, the north of Italy. However it's a B-class airport with C-class services (not to mention a very bad reputation when it comes to bag handling... in case you did not know the handling services' people working at MPX are arrested on a regular basis for stealing stuff from baggages in their care...).

Obika is the rational choice. It is the "bar" where you can have a non-lethal menu once you've walked inside T1. Competition is dead. The other bars, except for coffe, should basically be forbidden by court order to serve any kind of food 'cause they simply cannot. They serve gummy-panino which are an insult to Italian culinary tradition and a threat to your health and safety. The "self service" bar which also serve "hot food" (pasta, pizza and main meals) simply stinks. Tables are always dirty, the floor is a mess, tables are too close one to another and the food is dreadful and expensive. Staff is obviously beaten, not motivated at all and in general ill-prepared to serve international travellers.

Beware, I am talking of the bar "inside" the Terminal 1 of the airport, not those in the main area. Those are decent 'cause their customers are mostly the people working in the airport (police forces, security, baggage handlers, airline ground personal, drivers etc.) and quality of service is generally higher, menus vary more frequently and "food rotation" is higher.

The bar inside the T1 are instead mostly used by passenger in transit and nobody gives a damn about those.
The bar of T2 (I also fly Easyjet quite often) are very basic but in general I would say that they offer a more realistic price/quality ratio with respect of T1.

So to be clear, I am talking of the Obika bar in T1, passed the security check.

The staff (I have always see "all girls" team... must be either a "marketing policy" or some sort of profiling) is generally friendly, I would say also professional and they try to help customer in the choice.

The negative thing is that prices are off the roof. The quality of the "mozzarella" is good, but excellent is something else. Same applies for the rest of the menu; the "Prosciutti" and other stuff. Add to that, that the menu is always the same and after you've eaten there 3-4 times, you basically end skipping lunch (or at least that's what I do when I do not have the time to eat something before going through security).

Wine list is extremely limited and several time it occured to me that they did not even have in stock what they listed in their menu. A meal there can cost easily above 35-40 Euro including a glass of wine, which, for what you get, a nicely presented "panino", sitting on a stool in the middle of the main hall, it's ransom money.

Finally the "coup de grace". If you're there with your family (and sometime I do), Obika does not represent an option. There is nothing in the like of a "family/kids menu" (standard in most of Germany or the UK or Nordic), not to mention that if you have any kind of allergy to dairy products, this is definitely not the place. There are now a few chairs and tables but most of the seats are around the kiosk and stools for small kids are a risk you do not want to take before boarding a plane.

Obika is also ill-located with respect to toilets so if you're alone, staff won't guarantee or take responsibility (and probably rightly so) for your belongings. Meaning if you want to wash your hands before having lunch (something that obviously is not considered proper in Italy), you've got to walk back or forth. If you have small children (say 3) and one (say the smallest) need to go or be changed, well good luck with that.

So in the end, a piece of advice: if you can, eat in Milan, before going to Malpensa or if you're there already try to eat in one of the many bar in the main area of the Arrivals' corridor before security. If you're really desperate, there is always a McDonald... with kids and toddlers the only rational choice in Italy.

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