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Il Paiolo

#824 of 6,555 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Stazione Centrale
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Via Generale Gustavo Fara 7, 20124 Milan, Italy
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Harkstede, The Netherlands
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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

When going to Milan, avoid the Quadrilatere de la Mode if you wanna eat. Just outside that district, near Metro La Reppublica, we found this place: friendly, nice pasta's and good seafood. We were treated with much hospitality, the food was good, the housewine enjoyable, the scenery very Italian and prices were moderate. The tagliatelle with salmon was good, just... More 

Thank charon66
Paris, France
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We stumbled upon this place since the restaurant was closed that we were going to dine at. It attracts a local crowd and the food was yummy. It is prepared fresh like any good trattoria and the people working there were quite fun. It is reasonably priced for the quality of food.

Thank Ralph11Paris_France
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Found this great restaurant trough trip advisor. The staff is friendly the food is excellent and not expensive. Would recommend it to anyone who really likes pasta.

Thank Gordon S
Paris, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

On a business trip, I was looking for some simple trattoria near my hotel, and I found this one thanks for Tripadvisors reviewers, and I was really surprised. The food is really, really good the wine also and the price was really not expensive. I had a great dinner

Thank Sophie T
Athens, Greece
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Worth every penny- linguine with lobster and myrto liqueur at the end! Friendly owner and good service. Definitely I will come back when in Milan.

Thank Kosste
Madrid, Spain
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

I had dinner, and it was very good, specially the "Linguini all´astice" wich is with a small lobster. Cené en este restaurante/tratoría y me gustó. En especial el "Linguini all'astice" que es con bogavante (langosta)

Thank madoles
Milan, Italy
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

I have been to this place around 30 times for work and this last time I went with my girlfriend. Also, this time, I finally decided to write a review. The food is always fantastic (great ingredient quality), prices are honest and the staff is always friendly. My personal suggestion is to start off with the linguine all'astice and proceed... More 

Thank GiRotto89
Madrid, Spain
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137 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

I've been to Il Paiolo several times and i always love it. It might seem strange if you think that The place doesnt have a really nice environmemt, but its really authentic. There are only a couple of plates that really worth the visit The wine list is really limited amd mot great But the place makes the best Linguini... More 

Thank Diego F
Nagoya, Japan
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

The spaghetti of the lobster is to die for.. I go to eat it once by all means when I go to Milan. Everybody order it. The price is lower than others, too.

Thank tokinori
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Maybe the best lobster pasta in Milan. Good wine choices. The entrees are also fantastic. For deserts try them all !!!!!

Thank Nunomartins71

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$34 - US$67
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Generale Gustavo Fara 7, 20124 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Stazione Centrale
  • Neighbourhood: Stazione Centrale
  • Phone Number: 3479347239

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Stazione Centrale
Central Station represents a bridge towards the future. Impressive skyscrapers and new age buildings stretch the skyline with the majestic Unicredit Tower cutting through. Surrounding it are large towers that define Piazza Gae Aulenti, where the fountain and the Monumento Trombe leave one breathless. A famous building of the district is the Vertical Forest, where the innovative materials and trees planted on the terraces are a unique mix of nature and man-made construction. In the district, there is the Monumental Cemetery, known for its antique tombs with sculptures portraying angels of commemorative scenes many will find touching.
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