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La Scaletta

Piazzale Stazione Porta Genova 3 | Davanti Alla Scaletta Che Collega Via Tortona, 20144 Milan, Italy
+39 347 864 0299
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“porta genova” (2 reviews)
“canal” (2 reviews)
“dish” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Piazzale Stazione Porta Genova 3 | Davanti Alla Scaletta Che Collega Via Tortona, 20144 Milan, Italy
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Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

A hidden gem. We arrived just as it opened and rang the buzzer at the gate. The place is beautiful, the service very attentive and the food prepared with unusual combinations and wonderful flavors. We each ordered a dish from the first course menu (see...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Unassuming location, just opposite the ugly railway station of Porta Genova, but close enough to the Navigli area, is this traditional Milanese restaurant, with new management. The new staff are young, kind, professional; the ambience is elegant but informal, and extremely pleasant. The food was...More

Thank Lucio F
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

After wondering along the canal, we didn't find anything that looked good and then my partner saw this Restaurant kind of hidden from view accross from the tram track. We opened the metal gate to food heaven. If you are in Milan, try not to...More

Thank lacourte1
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Dinner there was planned after a long business meeting and, while the area doesn't inspire and we were wondering where we were actually being taken, what a pleasant surprise it was to step into this classy little Italian restaurant! The not so extensive menu (probably...More

Thank 1001night
Reviewed 18 February 2016

The service is young and well mannered, the manager and the weighter were so gentle and smily. The food was good also, mixing tradizional and genuine ingredients in an unusual and modern mix. Promoted!

Thank Antonella L
Reviewed 3 February 2016

the quality of food is very high, I recommend the parmigiana melanzane as a starter I have to say that the scent in the restaurant was a little strong but apart from that everything was fine.

Thank Carl_B94
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Service and interior was ok, but quality varied, some portions were great, some flops. Prices too high compared to quality.

Thank Kiraffi2
Reviewed 17 May 2015

We didn't have a reservation, but thought we'd take a chance on a gorgeous Saturday evening in May when the restaurants and cafes along the canal were packed. This restaurant is beyond "tucked away". There is a locked gate with a buzzer. The owner came...More

1  Thank 514eileen
Reviewed 5 May 2015

We were late arriving in Milan. No reservation in hand and a Monday night. Tried to get into one recommended restaurant, but it was booked. A person outside that restaurant when we asked desperately where we might find another good restaurant at this late hour...More

2  Thank JackSanFrancisco
Reviewed 7 November 2014

I Went there yesterday for dinner we were a big table of 15 people and they had arrange for us a set menu price with choices either fish or meat I had choosen the fish menu as i don't eat meat the starter was octopus...More

2  Thank mykitchenshots
The Navigli is part of historic Milan. In the ancient
days, the entire city was linked with canals, similar
to Venice. Today, most of the canals are gone, but the
Navigli remains a canal-based neighborhood. There are
two major canals: Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande.
The Naviglio Grande's bridges greet visitors at dusk
with an amazing view. The Navigli district specializes
in clubs, cafes, and vintage shops. Lifestyle reigns
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazzale Stazione Porta Genova 3 | Davanti Alla Scaletta Che Collega Via Tortona, 20144 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Navigli
  • Neighbourhood: Navigli
  • Phone Number: +39 347 864 0299
  • E-mail
La Scaletta is a restaurant with a long history and tradition. It has become famous thanks to the first woman chef Pina Bellini, who opened it in Milan, in front of the Porta Genova station in 1977. In 1983 it won two Michelin stars, then Pina Bellini left the restaurant in the early 90s. Since 2008, La Scaletta has gone back to the original name and charm, becoming one of the liveliest restaurants in the heart of Navigli. Big changes related to new owner welcome today's guests in a completely renovated environment that makes you feel at home. In summer, the beautiful garden is a surprise and is also the place to spend a unique evening, right in the heart of Milan. The cooking of La Scaletta glances at tradition, by revisiting and valuing it through a careful picking up of basic ingredients.
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