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“Ambience”
Review of Trattoria Milano - CLOSED

Trattoria Milano
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $55
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Located in a charming Victorian house, Trattoria Milano offers authentic Northern Italian cuisine.
Reviewed March 5, 2014

What a great little restaurant. Everything is good about it. We especially like the friendliness of the owner and staff.

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Thank canadatripper2010
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

We've eaten here twice since the new owners took over. It is chef-owned and operated, and at first, the owners seemed to be having some growing pains with the new establishment. On both visits, it seemed to take a bit longer than it should have to be seated, even though we had reservations. But the staff was very friendly and acknowledged our presence, letting us know that we would be seated shortly. On the other hand, once we were seated, we were able to enjoy a relaxed meal and we felt invited to stay and enjoy everything from the first sip of wine to the last bite of dessert. The owners are very visible and engaged. Our waiter was prompt, courteous and knowledgable. We enjoyed his dry sense of humor, which added to the festivity of the evening for our guests and us. The restaurant is in an old house. It is a romantic setting. The atmosphere is intimate, warm and welcoming and the dining area is quiet enough to allow for conversation at one's table. The food is Milanese, different from the standard fare at many Italian restaurants. The waiter helped us navigate the menu and find dishes suited to our particular tastes.

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Thank RJ748
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Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful "chef's sampler" dinner tonight! Sylvestro and other wait staff were wonderful, accommodating, and cheerful. Each dish was delicious but my personal favorite was the Chicken Parmesan, made without the usual breading step. Ambience is conducive to conversation, each table a quiet pool of voices in of itself. We will certainly go back! Bravos to owners John Franco ( also head chef) and Mario !

Thank Cookbookqueen
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

Was our first time here at this newer restaurant in Grass Valley.
We each had a salad, entree and dessert. Quite disappointing, the food was very ordinary, uninspired, and the bill very hefty.

1  Thank Philip S
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

The lunch & dinner menus seem to be the same, barring specials. The dining area inside is small although the outdoor covered patio would be lovely in warm weather. The portions were large and very good, including an Italian version of crepes that I'd never seen on a menu before. The wine list is very reasonable, starting at $5.00. The service is attentive but not intrusive. Of our group of 12 people, everyone was very pleased with their food. The desserts were limited, but even their chocolate mousse was good - a dish that too often just tastes like boxed chocolate pudding.

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1  Thank LadyMarion
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