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“Apulian gem in Milan” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Osteria Tipica Pugliese

Osteria Tipica Pugliese
Ranked #6,052 of 8,033 Restaurants in Milan
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Stazione Centrale
Naples, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Apulian gem in Milan”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2012

This very spartan, celebrities photos-filled osteria is specifically about Apulian cuisine. Which means, pasta ("orecchiette", especially) and grilled vegetables/meat/cheeses. There's an area with lots of appetizers/salads that works like a buffet but you can also order a la carte before/after having enjoyed it.

We didn't though, the appetizers didn't look that fresh. Which was confirmed by the stale "panzerotti" we were offered after taking our seats that came straight from the buffet. On the contrary, the pasta, sausages and grilled cheese tasted very genuine, very close to what I use to eat in Apulia in small, family-driven restaurants. The green salad came from the buffet table and it was average. I suppose if you want to eat cheaply, you are going to be served cheaply. Stick with the a la carte menu if you want a real taste of Apulian cuisine.
The restaurant is averagely priced (9-12€ for pasta, 9-15€ for meat/cheese) for Milan and I've eaten much worse at higher prices.

Downsides: water and wine are overpriced. Be warned. Bread doesn't taste great (but this can be said for 99% of Milan restaurants too...). Buffet is cheap (but you save some money, your choice if it's worth). The owner has an egocentrical personality (nothing of concern to you as a guest but he looks like he's playing "master and slave" with the waiters).

Overall, good; if wasn't for the things listed under downsides it would be very good. Still recommended.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Gian81_1
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“unpleasant waiter, food not good, too much money for that!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

During a 3 day visit to Milano we stayed at a hotel near by and went to the Osteria Tipico Pugliese because it was close to the hotel, but also because it was mentioned in our tour guide.
The neighborhood seemed not very good, the restaurant from the outside didn't either. We couldn't find a menu listed somewhere to be seen from the outside.
We were seated immediatly and given the menu without any words. Trying to explain in italian, that we had trouble understanding, the italian menu was taken away (again without anything said) and switched with an english menu that had a maximum of 2 words per meal.
We were hardly looked at, the waiter never even smiled or said anything friendly.
We finally ordered two meals, half a litre of red wine and water.
The wine tasted really good, however my partner had a headache the next morning, but giving it the benifit of the doubt - we really don't know where it came from.
We got bruschetta for free, they were ok. Again noone talked to us, not even in Italian.
The two meals however were gross. I have never ever had anything bad to eat in Italy, I love the food in every region I have been so far, but we really had difficulties eating this. Besides the taste, it didn't even look good.
Alltogether: unpleasant waiter, bad food, and way too much money for all that.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank MeloneRosine
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