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El Porteno

#37 of 6,445 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
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Viale Gian Galeazzo 25, 20136 Milan, Italy
+39 02 5843 7593
19:30 - 01:00
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very appreciated and busy, large portions of beef and an interesting selection of wine. Nice, attentive staff. We were surprised by the quality of meat. We expected Argentinian grass fed, but it didn't seem to be the case. It was certainly prepared Argentinian style. Great for lovers of large quantities of meat, but we were expecting something and got something... More 

Thank CRR2059
Milan, Italy
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The place is so cool and the personnel are very educated and professional. I did not like the food (the meat) at all and I felt awful during the night. I have tried many Argentine restaurant but I have never felt bad like this time. The price is high for what you eat.

1 Thank Rayhane M
Vienna, Austria
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Sometimes you just want to sink your eyeteeth into a real steak. In the middle of so much refined haute cuisine and hearty regional recipes, it can be surprisingly difficult to find a proper one in Europe - but stop worrying, El Porteno will cater to your carnivore cravings. So what if the side dishes are cute but meh -... More 

1 Thank sovienna
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55 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Highly rated by trip advisor so went to this restaurant to see why my foodie friends liked it so much. We were were disappointed as the food was under par ambiance was however good. We ordered chicken empanadas for starters which came cold we returned it and the second time it came cold again. We asked the waiter for the... More 

1 Thank AsadullahKazmi
Saint Julian's, Malta
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Came here several times, just for dinner. Never a bad surprise but always "keep-up for the highest standard". The location is a little bit "dark" but that's cool nowadays. The waiting-for starter is always well accepted and definitely very good (this time the truffled pate was superb), the meat portion are really good and if you're a meat lover in... More 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant, packed even Mondays evening....great service our waitress was elegant and smart. Food nice but a little bit too heavy and rich. Heaven for people who love meet.

Thank mcamarta
Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I was here for a family dinner. The meat is simply great! They have a good variety that fits every kind of needs and tastes. The aesthetics of the plates is good and adds a plus to the location itself, which is anyway very cozy but at the same time elegant and classy. Wine choice is quite wide and goes... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Business associates recommended this place and I'm so glad we took their advice. Generously portioned starters, perfectly cooked steak and a very good range of wines. There was a lively atmosphere in a Wednesday night. It's popular with small groups of friends and would be a great date night venue too. I will gladly go back next time I'm in... More 

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Tunis, Tunisia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent Argentinean Restaurant in Milan Excellent Service and nice people who are here to advise and make your food experience successful. Food is amazing and the entire atmosphere is warm and cozy. Me I'm coming back next time I visit Milan!!

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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a busy place with a stylish youngish fashionable crowd. Argentinean beef dominates the menu and my fillet was simply fantastic. Served with small purees, it really melted in the mouth - a complete treat for carnivores! We were four and we all had different cuts - and truly delicious it was too. Puddings seem to include dulche de... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Gian Galeazzo 25, 20136 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Navigli
  • Neighbourhood: Navigli
  • Phone Number: +39 02 5843 7593

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The Navigli is part of historic Milan. In the ancient days, the entire city was linked with canals, similar to Venice. Today, most of the canals are gone, but the Navigli remains a canal-based neighborhood. There are two major canals: Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande. The Naviglio Grande's bridges greet visitors at dusk with an amazing view. The Navigli district specializes in clubs, cafes, and vintage shops. Lifestyle reigns supreme here. You can start the walk from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, an antique colonnade in front of the Basilica di San Lorenzo. During the daytime, this place acts as a meeting point for artists and students reading books or chatting with friends; the nights turn it into a stepping-stone for club hoppers. Science lovers will also relish the opportunity to visit the Science and Technology National Museum Leonardo Da Vinci, showcasing inventions of the Italian genius.
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