La Pesa

Price guide: Mid-range

Via Giovanni Fantoni 26, Milan, 20148

Price guide: Mid-range

Trattoria La Pesa

By Melissa Shales, your Milan expert

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#11 of 25
expert-rated restaurants in Milan
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.8
4.8
Location:
3.9
3.9
Value for money:
4.9
4.9
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Honeymooners, Sporty types, Chilling out, Escaping the crowds, No fuss, Relaxation, Romance

Expert review of La Pesa

A Milan trattoria with a twist – la cucina creativa.

Chef Silvano Ghezzi worked in some of the city’s grandest kitchens before coming here, adding a deft modern touch to regional traditions from around Italy. Not to be confused with the better known Antica Trattoria della Pesa (Viale Pasubio 10), which is also excellent, this up-and-coming trattoria manages to marry tradition and modernity successfully. 

Food and drink: 

Old favourites such as the ubiquitous saffron risotto and osso bucco are perennials, but the rest of the menu changes monthly with mouth-watering options such as braised beef in barolo wine with polenta. There are daily specials from tripe to casouela, an excellent wine list and, unusually, a selection of draft beers.

Ambience: 

Beams, checked tablecloths, candles, wooden chairs and baskets of breadsticks – this has all the great traditions, with several small dining rooms and an outdoor area for warmer weather.

Service: 

Attentive and friendly service.

Location: 

A little way out of the centre, near the San Siro stadium.

Price advice: 

Because it's a little out of the way, this is great value (comparatively). Expect to pay up to about 50 euros for a three course meal without wine.

More information on La Pesa:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bistro, Restaurant
Food:
Italian, Mediterranean, Modern, Traditional
Address:
Via Giovanni Fantoni 26, Milan, 20148
Telephone:
02 403 5907
Website:
http://www.lapesatrattoria.it
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Open daily noon–2.30pm, 8pm-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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