We chose this restaurant based on the Tripadvisor reviews. It is in a random location about a 15 min taxi ride from the centre of Milan. The restaurant signage says “Da Vic”, so look out for this rather than “Guerrini”. We booked ahead by email, and had to reconfirm on the day before. We had a late booking at 9:30pm on a Monday. We were seated straight away upon arrival and a glass of Prosecco was offered (which was complimentary I think). Most of the other clientele seemed to be locals, which was not surprising given the location and the very high ratio of reviews written in Italian on Tripadvisor. Despite this, most staff spoke English quite well and menus were available in English too.
The three of us ordered an octopus salad, fried prawns & anchovies and a spicy pasta dish with baby squid as starters. All three of these were very tasty, and the portions were massive! For mains, two of us shared the chateaubriand served on a hot plate with chips and vegetables, while the third opted for the octopus with mashed potatoes. The octopus was very nice although the mashed potatoes were not very creamy (it had a different preparation, as it actually looked like rice, but tasted of mash). The steak was absolutely amazing! Being on a hot plate, you could control how well done you wanted it. I found you had to remove the steak fairly quickly from the plate to avoid over-cooking it. The meat was very tender and just melted in your mouth. The portion size was generous, being near 300g of meat per person. Most of us were too full for dessert, but we did manage one tiramisu, which was a twist on the traditional one, as this one excluded coffee but included peach slices and a higher chocolate content. Again, this was an amazing dish. Some meringues and biscuits were served with our coffees, and despite being very full, they were hard to resist! All of the food was well presented and visually looked as good as it tasted.
Service was friendly and attentive throughout the meal. The chef came around to check on us towards the end. We later realised we had been there for over 2.5 hours, without even noticing. As normal in Italy, the bill did not include service charge and here they had actually applied a small discount to round it down to €160. This included one bottle of wine which was around €20. I thought this price was very reasonable for a generous meal for three people. To be honest, I would have gladly paid double the price for food of this quality! Needless to say, this was an amazing meal. We enjoyed much good food during our four day trip to Italy, but this was our favourite of the lot. Don’t be put off by their location, it is worth the trek!
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