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“no frills but authentic”

Trattoria Toscana di Giovanni
Ranked #1,129 of 8,325 Restaurants in Milan
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Stazione Centrale
Reviewed 26 October 2013

We were staying at Hotel Berna for a coffee expo, and on the last night of our stay we wanted to visit somewhere a little off the beaten track. Most of the restaurants around our hotel were good but a little on the pricy side so I did a bit of research and found this "family" restaurant close (10 minute walk) from our hotel. First impression was not great, we did arrive fairly early (8:00) and there was only about 6 other people there. Every other night we went out it was closer to 9:00pm so we weren't sure if we were too early or this was just a bad choice. The one comment I would make is that a little music playing in the background would have made a huge difference to our experience as it was very quiet and would not have suited everyone. That said the menu was extensive, the food we ordered was very good and the service spot on. Dinner for two including entree and drinks came to 40 euro which was half what it cost us at other restaurants closer to our hotel. This place was obviously popular with the locals as they all started rolling in around 8:30-9:00pm so for us this was a welcome change from the other places we had been to. If your looking for a romantic dinner then this is definately not for you. Given I am a regular visitor to Milan I would come back again.

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Thank 3644jv
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

We came a little early (7.30) and were the only one's there. When the waiter realized we didn't speak Italian, he got one of the waiters who spoke English to take our order. We had a Primi each - a lovely flavorful pasta, and a great salmon risotto. These were the best dishes of the night. We both had veal scallopini for Secondi, one with lemon and the other mushroom. Really tasty although the lemon was a bit gluggy. Cold beer (it was a really hot night) and complimentary Sardinian bread. By the time we left it was filling up, with mostly locals. We would eat here again. Belissimo.

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 19 July 2013 via mobile

We went there for dinner by accident as we were looking for their next door neighbour but they were closed for vacation. This is a place frequented by locals a small porch door off the street step inside and you are really in Italy. Great traditional food with excellent service

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Thank Derek B
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Was there for my 40th birthday. The pasta were delicious! Best ever! We had the fettucine with cream sauce, the tortellinis with ragu sauce and another kind of pastas. The tiramisu was amazing! The service was also very good.


Will definitely return.

Thank Worldtraveler_864
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

This place is to be recommended if you have little kids,
Staff is very kind helpful and professional
The quality of the food is very large and price are very good.

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Thank Kouider_milan
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