Trattoria Toscana

Price guide: Mid-range

Corso di Porta Ticinese 58, Milan, 20123

Price guide: Mid-range

Trattoria Toscana

By Melissa Shales, your Milan expert

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#18 of 25
expert-rated restaurants in Milan
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, First-time travellers, Singles, Stag / hen parties, Celebrity spotting, Chilling out, Live entertainment, People watching, Trendiness

Expert review of Trattoria Toscana

Get down with the party crowd in Milan for a happy hour buffet.

The aperitivo is a big thing in Milan. After work the young, the beautiful and those who want to hang around with them crowd into cocktail lounges and bars to drink, chat and pick their way along buffets groaning with antipasti. Trattoria Toscana has been a perennial favourite - crowded, noisy and cheerful, not the place for a romantic dinner à deux, but definitely the place to be if you want to feel the vibe.

Food and drink: 

The food is typical Italian and is good but nothing spectacular. Truthfully, you come here more for the atmosphere than the food, so stick to the buffet early in the evening, the pastas and dessert.

Ambience: 

It’s crowded, it’s noisy, it’s heaving with people. You’ll have to queue. There is some indoor space, but this is mainly a tented courtyard with a small pool and tree, with a bar and buffet and surrounding tables. It’s a Marmite experience – love it or hate it.

Service: 

Service is very efficient – if anything, too efficient! They are so keen to keep people turning over in a busy restaurant that they will have your table cleared and you out of the door before you can blink if you aren’t careful. So if you want to make an evening of it, take your time.

Location: 

In the Ticinese area between the city centre and the Navigli.

Price advice: 

Do what the locals do and graze from the buffet while downing cocktails; spend your money on expensive drinks early in the evening or pay later in the evening for dinner. Either way, expect to pay 50-70 euros - more if you do both. 

More information on Trattoria Toscana:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Bistro, Restaurant
Food:
International, Italian, Mediterranean, Modern, Snacks
Address:
Corso di Porta Ticinese 58, Milan, 20123
Telephone:
02 8940 6292
Website:
http://www.trattoriatoscana.net
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Mon–Sat 7pm-2am; on Holidays and Suns there is only a happy hour aperitivo from 7pm–2am, with no main meals.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential

Have you been to Trattoria Toscana? Would you recommended it?