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Osteria Del Gnocco Fritto

#207 of 6,367 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Pasquale Paoli 2, 20143 Milan, Italy
+39 02 5810 0216
19:30 - 23:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Sun - Fri 19:30 - 23:30
Sat 19:30 - 00:00
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Rome, Italy
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284 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant which is located just off the canal serves up a the typical italian dish from the region of Emilia Romagna. The freshly fried bread pockets are so good stuffed with the selection of cold cuts and cheese. Its quite an experience and totally delicious!!

Thank David D
Miami Beach, Florida
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Gnocco is not the most popular nor well know Italian dish, but its amazing and this might be the best place in Milan to try it. Gnocco is a very particular pasta-bread that usually must be accompanied by a mix of cold meat (misto de salumi - ie Parma ham) and cheese (misto di fromaggio). If you don't like... More 

Thank Sikki N
The Hague, The Netherlands
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice typical italian restaurant. Liked the food and good lambrusco wine to go with it! Friendly staff.

Thank liesenrut
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, great service and extremely full bellies! Can't wait to go back!!! Definitely get the bottomless basket of gnocco frittos with the meat and cheese and ham spreads!! It's one of the best I had my 3 weeks in Italy!

Thank Ashley C
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Navigli area is full of blah restaurants, we were said we would have to wait 30 minutes and it was totally worth it! Great value for money, very good food and good service :) definitely will come back!

Thank Gal K
Oslo, Norway
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

What a great service and pleasant people! The atmosphere is relaxed and good. The food is amazing, loved the mixed ham and cheese, with their homemade jam!! They don't speak a lot of English, but it doesn't matter, you come a long way with hand signals!! Go there! It is really that good!

Thank Rigmor S
London, United Kingdom
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324 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This restaurant seems to specialise in cheeses and meats which means choice is limited for vegetarians by comparison with most Italian restaurants where there is usually a very wide choice of dishes. We found the service to be good, but the food was not special and did not justify the relatively high price. We did, however, like the gnocco fritto.

Thank MikeWells90
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

There are a million restaurants in Milan....this one stands out. No need to pre book on a weeknight. The place had a lovely atmosphere and the food was out of this world. One of the best meals we have had in Italy. The food here feels genuinely Italian and not just the usual tourist trap rubbish

Thank Nurdis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this place after feeling a bit overwhelmed with choice in this area and made a quick decision in the end - but so pleased we ended up here! I'm pregnant so cured meats and soft cheese are generally a bit of a no-go, so was just going to have a bowl of pasta. However their specialities are these... More 

Thank Melanie L
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The waiters were so nice and helpful, let us try different wines before going buying a bottle. Huge portions and good food. Would definitely recommend

Thank Alayna C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Pasquale Paoli 2, 20143 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Navigli
  • Neighbourhood: Navigli
  • Phone Number: +39 02 5810 0216

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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 supreme here. You can start the walk from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, an antique colonnade in front of the Basilica di San Lorenzo. During the daytime, this place acts as a meeting point for artists and students reading books or chatting with friends; the nights turn it into a stepping-stone for club hoppers. Science lovers will also relish the opportunity to visit the Science and Technology National Museum Leonardo Da Vinci, showcasing inventions of the Italian genius.
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