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Mar 6, 2007 07:11 PM

Fun Milan birthday dinner?

Hi everyone! I'm going to be in Milan in late April and want to host a fun birthday dinner on a Monday night with 4-6 friends. We're all in our late 20s/early 30s. I'm looking for something delicious but not too stuffy/fancy. Maybe more a of a small/hidden gem/laid back feel, somewhere we can escape without paying more than $40-$50 a head with wine. Maybe even with a garden table? Pipe dream?
Food-wise, I'm more of a fish person than a pasta person, but a mix of the two would be perfect. I prefer food pretty natural and simply prepared.
Any suggestions?

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  1. When I have friends or family in town I always try to take them to the Osteria di Vecchi Sapori. The food is excellent and it has a great, fun atmosphere. It is a bit large and loud vs. a small hidden gem. It's not stuffy or fancy but has good service and the price is right. If they offer a tasting menu when you visit (not a given) you'll gorge yourself for about 30 euro a person with wine. Unfortunately, I don't think there's anything that swims on the menu but natural food, simply prepared? Check. http://vecchisapori.it/ It's is near Stazione Garibaldi and Corso Como so the location is also good for enjoying your birthday after the meal.

    1. Hello. I live in Milano, and i think i can suggest you a couple of good, very good restaurants, and not expensive.
      First: "Isola dei sapori" . Extra good fish. About 30/35 euro each. Drink their local wine, white, dry.Remember them you will eat cooked "al dente"(if spaghetto ir pasta is your choice. Taste their "mix fried fish", unforgettable.Address: via Anfossi 10-Milano-tel +39 02 54100708 closed sunday and monday morning.
      Second: name: anema e cozze (soul and mushels!!!)via Palermo 15 tel +39 02 72096866
      fish and other, not expensive, a bit the cooking under the first i wrote.
      Ciao!!! An italian gourmet
      Renato. And, after, the best of the best of the best ice cream in Italy
      Gelateria GROM, via Alberto da Giussano 1, or via Santa Margherita 16.