La Pesa

Address: Via Giovanni Fantoni 26, Milan, 20148, Italy
Telephone: 02 403 5907

- Mid-range

4.6

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
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Service
4.8
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Food and drink
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Value for money
4.9
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Ambience
4.7
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Location
3.9
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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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • First-time travellers
  • Honeymooners
  • Sporty types
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • No fuss
  • Chilling out

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