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“Favourite meal of our trip!!”

Da Vic - Ristorante Guerrini
Ranked #15 of 8,563 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$33 - US$97
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 23 July 2014

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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7  Thank ishan23
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

We seemed to drive for ages through avenues and residential areas to get there from the centre, but it was well worth the trip despite my misgivings prompted by the odd reservation process (I emailed the reservation address and in return got an email from them asking me to phone!)

The dining room is rather small with no more than ten tables, and dark. We were offered a glass of Prosecco when sitting down that I assumed we'd be paying for, but was in fact on the house. This somewhat compensates for the imposed cover charge, a pet hate of mine.

The menu offers a fairly wide range of interesting dishes and a waiter showed us the "catch of the day" selection of fish on a platter; these looked fresh and bright eyed. We ended up ordering other dishes, that were all delicious and cooked to perfection, namely an octopus salad to be shared between two diners that came elegantly plated separately on black slate; rare tuna coated in sesame seeds and other spices that gave it a flavourful crunchiness emphasizing the sweet yielding flesh beneath; and pasta with Culatello, fennel and parmesan.

My a shared pudding of semifreddo and a bottle of wine, the bill came to a very reasonable amount.

We realized when getting back to the hotel that we'd spent nearly three hours over the meal, just chatting and savoring the dishes as they came. Service was perfect, efficient but not rushed, and the chef came out at one point and spoke to each table asking for feedback.

Highly recommended.

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3  Thank brancusirocks
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

We had a great dinner here tonight with Martina as our wonderful wait staff. Everyone was so welcoming but Martine was special. We ate Prawns with phyllo dough that was like a nest for the prawns that we shared. We then shared the catch of the day, Sea Bream, and it was special. They bring the fish before cooking and again before serving. Our potatoes were cold and the chef explained that they were cooked with the fish. They brought us some French fries and delicious zucchini since we didn't want cold potatoes. We had Chantilly Strawberries for dessert. Many of the people were local and even conversed with us about Milan. Finally Martina called us a cab back to our hotel near the Duomo, a 15 minute ride for 15 Euro.

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1  Thank jpg8
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We chose this restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews, and are so glad we went. What other reviewers have said is absolutely right: the staff are genuinely friendly, speak very good English, and are professionally focused on ensuring that you have exactly the meal you want. The chef is welcoming and gladly makes personal recommendations. The pasta course and the seafood we had were exceptionally fresh and simply prepared, in the way that a masterful chef can make simplicity a great virtue. The dining room seats about 40 people, and even when completely full, the sound level is pleasant. I strongly advise making reservations as soon as you have a date in mind - they book up very fast, and for good reason. I sent an email and had a response right away. You can also telephone - no problem making the call in English. Last tip: as we paid the bill, we asked if they could call a taxi - which came within 5 minutes. The restaurant is in a residential neighborhood on the west side of the city, but only about 12 minutes' drive from the Duomo and other central locations.

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2  Thank DCTranslator
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Well i have eaten in a lot of milanese restaurants but i was taken by surprise by Da vic's restaurant. Nice cozy ambiance, very courteous and helpful people and ofcourse amazing food!
Found out about this restaurant in tripadvisor and booked a sunday reservation via my sister patricia who is currently studying in milan.

Got there a bit early as we gave some allowance to find the place. Was a bit out of the way and there is nothing quite to do in the neighborhood so make sure you take a cab. Our server LUca was extremely helpful in suggesting dishes and explaining the menu, we took his suggestions and the dishes exceeded all expectations,

We tried the zucca al fiori or flowerrps of zucchini with ricotta cheese, seafood platter , seafood pasta and ended with the fresh shade fish. We were all stuffed and every dish was sooo fresh tasting and served by da vic himself.

Overall i am more happy and wish to come back,

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1  Thank Carlo12377ph
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