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L'Altra Isola

Via Edoardo Porro 8, 20158 Milan, Italy
+39 02 6083 0205
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible12%
2 weeks ago
“It's a 3.5 score”
19 Feb 2017
“Unfriendly, expensive and old fashioned ”
All hours
Italian, International
$$ - $$$
Via Edoardo Porro 8, 20158 Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In a quite old building far from the center of Milan, you can find this restaurant with typical Milanese Cousine. The owner is a lovely old man who can suggest you which dishes to eat. You will be served some chops of mincemeat for free:...More

Thank Silvia D
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The owner wasn't willing to answer our questions about the way our dish was prepared. The food isn't bad but expect bad service if the owner serves you (the younger staff were friendly) and expect a menu that's probably remained the same since the 70's...More

Thank mawaring
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This place, stuck down a side street, was recommended to me by a local and is run still by an owner who I believe is in his 80s. It had a very friendly, laid-back atmosphere, with an old fashioned decor, and was populated otherwise by...More

Thank willocolt
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is a typical old fashioned Milan-style place, very down to earth, simple setting, as it could have looked 50 years ago; the patrons of this restaurant are only those who have a nostalgic longing for tradition: the menu is exclusively local fare, very very...More

Thank CarloAzzi
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

very good osso buco with risotto alla milanese. original milanese restaurant with original ambient. friendly stuff.

Thank jaanmutt
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Food is deliciuos but too expensive. It's not possible to spend 30euros for a cotoletta alla milanese. I went for a pate' de la maison and risotto saltato but I was more hungry then before.Decadence.

Thank street4
Reviewed 4 February 2015

I was here for lunch with a colleague of mine, an expert in...restaurants; sometimes, for our bosses' dinners we get a reservation here. L'altra isola is not placed in a famous area, but you can easily get there by tube (Maciachini): I think that the...More

1  Thank Paolo N
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Tonig i went to this very well know ristorante trattoria l'altra isola. The athmospher was very realx and service was great! I loved the fact it felt a family run bussiness and the really took care of us The best Osso buco in town! I...More

1  Thank mykitchenshots
Reviewed 10 May 2013

The restaurant is in a back street and the only big room is intimidating when it is almost empty. The menu is old-style, but with prices higher than you'd expect (eg. the risotto is just 3 euro cheaper than fancy restaurants in the centre of...More

Thank Zia_Angelina
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Nice traditional spot. Great quality, good portions, friendly service. I had "Risotto alla pavese", with red wine and beans, and it was extremely good. As a second course I had a very traditional "costoletta alla milanese", which was huge. We had a few bottles of...More

Thank MatteoBalzani
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Edoardo Porro 8, 20158 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan
  • Phone Number: +39 02 6083 0205
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