Occupying a restored Milanese farmhouse dating back to 1695 and surrounded by a small but beautiful garden, Un Posto A Milano provides an oasis and shelter from the frenetic streets of downtown Milan. I arrived an hour before my reservation to sit in the beautiful courtyard and enjoy a glass of wine and absorb the atmosphere as large groups of friends were gathered here to enjoy the same.
Un Posto A Milano uses seasonal, locally sourced produce to create their menus which are quite extensive and interesting with options that are sure to satisfy every palate and craving. Keeping with their ethos, the wine lists boasts plenty of local, regional offerings. It was a shame that there were no tables available on the patio – should you choose to come here be sure to book well in advance to ensure you don’t miss out on that. However, once seated at my cozy table indoors, the excellent, jovial waiter proceeded to detail the specials of the day in good english. In keeping with the spirit of the restaurant, I decided to order the specials.
To start off was a gazpacho topped with fresh vegetables and croutons. An absolutely delightful dish – perfectly blended silky smooth tomato soup that was seasoned just right. Garden fresh vegetables and for some crunchiness some garlic croutons. A great start to the meal and I was definitely excited for more!
Next up was Ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese and nettle. The ravioli pasta is made in house and was frankly among the best pasta I had ever had. The stuffing suffered from inconsistency with some ravioli being very ricotta heavy and thus sharp and salty and some ravioli having very little ricotta and thus being a bit bland. This ultimately let the dish down and did not do justice to the otherwise excellent pasta.
For the main course offering – grilled black boar ribs served with a fresh green salad. Simply presented and lightly seasoned it did underwhelm at first. However, as I continued to work through the dish, the simplicity of it started to win me over – it is the simplicity that lets the quality of the ingredients carry their own weight. In the end, simplicity and quality won.
On to dessert and a Pavlova topped with peaches and raspberries. Truthfully, being summer and Italy, I expected the meringue to be topped with an abundance of fruit. I truly was disappointed here – the dish was basically a meringue topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with a minimum of fruit. Not worthy of the restaurant at all.
All in all, Un Posta A Milano is a Good restaurant. Excellent service in a beautiful setting, with generally good food. However, the restaurant does not represent fair value being quite expensive for what is offered.
‘Triple F’ Factor 0/1