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gardengirl453 Jan 4, 2007 02:21 PM

I am going to be in Milan in February for two nights staying near the Duomo. I was thinking of eating at Trussardi alla Scala, and at Cracco-Peck. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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    badwaiter RE: gardengirl453 Jan 5, 2007 08:47 AM

    You are going to get amazing meals at either of those restaurants. You have to eat lunch too though...

    To change it up at bit I recommend "Latteria San Marco" Via San Marco 24 in the Brera neighborhood. It's more of a trattoria but way better than a hole in the wall type place. They feature seasonal fresh ingredients and their plates are prepared and presented very simply. It's almost the opposite of the restaurants you are planning to visit but nevertheless quite delicious and enjoyable. A few words of caution. No reservations and if you are into wine you are going to be disappointed by the offerings. Like I said though, visit for lunch.

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      gardengirl453 RE: badwaiter Jan 5, 2007 02:26 PM

      thanks for your input!

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      bakeryqueen RE: gardengirl453 Jan 9, 2007 07:18 PM

      No thoughts on either of those restaurants, but I have another suggestion.

      If you're in Milan-especially near the Duomo- do not miss Luini. It's a place that makes the best panzerotti on earth.

      Seriously, this place was so unbelievably good (and affordable). I went back for seconds, then thirds.


      Enjoy Milan! It's my favorite city.

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        DavidT RE: gardengirl453 Jan 9, 2007 07:33 PM

        FYI, the January issue (which is pretty much devoted to dining in Italy) of GOURMET magazine does have an article on a variety of restaurants in Milan.

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          peck RE: gardengirl453 Jan 24, 2007 09:07 AM

          right near the duomo, near piazza missori, is a restaurant called Collina something. the address is via amedei 1. it is very good. a nice antipasti cart thing. i think its a good idea to book. it was packed by 8. as a bonus its in piazza sant' alessandro a pretty baroque piazza you might not get a chance to see otherwise. another side note, i always wanted to try latteria but i never got a chance.

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            Cuseian RE: peck Jul 16, 2014 11:46 AM

            Things have apparently changed since 2007 at this restaurant. I went there today and it was not at all packed at 8 and I found the food bland and uninspired.

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            peck RE: gardengirl453 Jan 24, 2007 09:08 AM

            its also near "peck" not the origin of my screen name but a fanastic place all the same.

            1. NiKoLe1625 RE: gardengirl453 Jan 25, 2007 10:08 AM

              For lunch eat at either Baguda or Paper Moon

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                erly RE: gardengirl453 Feb 3, 2007 01:26 AM

                Cracco Peck was by far our favouite meal in Italy.
                We spend three weeks in the region every September (business).
                Can't wait to go back this year.
                I was so enthalled with the meal presented to us, that the servers noted my enthusiasm and took me into the kitchen to speak to the chef! .
                I wrote a very long detailed report on our dinner, and you could probably google it, if it hasn't disappeared with the changes to the board.

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                  billups RE: gardengirl453 Feb 23, 2007 04:35 AM

                  Bice, Trattoria della Pesa, Da Giacomo and Joia are four of my favorites and I lived there for 20 years. And Osaka for great Japanese food.

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                    haiku. RE: billups Jul 17, 2014 05:33 AM

                    I went to Osaka in May, and it was fantastic.

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