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El Porteno

#38 of 6,543 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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Sun - Sat 19:30 - 01:00
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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Typical steak house with a decent service and offer but noise level is unbearable (echoing on plain walls and high ceiling). Our dinner party quickly turned into a nightmare and we all felt like eating in a railway station.

Thank JMG780
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was the best grill I have eated ever!The staff was very good and I don't thinking that monday night think that is full!!Ps:make rezervation for a table!

Thank horhat p
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found a good meet in Milan is a litttle bit difficult A lot of restaurants sells the meet as Argentina but is not. Porteno is one of the best. Real Argentina meet.

Thank CatarinaSofiete
Milan, Italy
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to have a taste of Argentina, so what better place? But my experience was mixed. The venue is elegant and really reminding Baires. After 20 on a Friday night it becomes quite crowded and noisy; mainly groups of friends or families; I would not advise it for couples. The place may be a victim of its own success.... More 

Thank Antonio I
Milan, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I reserved a table for 2 with two days in advance: I initially asked for a table at 21:00, but they told me to arrive a little bit later, at 22:00. On the day of the reservation they called us back to confirm the reservation. When later we arrived at the restaurant it was pretty busy (it was a Saturday)... More 

Thank CarlottaColo
Madrid, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If the service was not so poor, this restaurant would have been amazing. The quality of the meat, the taste of everything we had, salads, appetizers, of course the meat and condiments, all was truly exceptional. Unfortunately the service was very poor. It took forever to bring the main dish, after the first was removed, and then again forever to... More 

Thank alkimadrid
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45 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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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25 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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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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60 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Navigli

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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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