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“When the ugly duckling becomes a swan”

Il Brutto Anatroccolo
Ranked #1,527 of 9,176 Restaurants in Milan
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 12 November 2015

An odd but absolutely attractive place, that perfectly manages to ironically combine the Italian 70s and today's mundanity, with a little poetry given by its name.
Dishes are tasty, generous but not too much juicy. If you're a group of hungry friends it's the right place for you!

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1  Thank Pietro M
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Reviewed 29 May 2015

Located further out from Milano touristic district, this trattoria offers a lovely real Italian ambience. Having lunch surrounded by working people and families made one feel immersed in the average Italian life. The food are quite simple and cheap. Ranging from €4 to €8. Opted for risotto giallo becaue the ossobucco risotto was sold out, spaghetti al ragu maiale, insalata and bistecca. Overall taste is ok, but not outstanding. Do not expect a 5 star service and food here. However, the experience to see the real Italian life is worth it.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

The place is quite humble and the waiters are not of a classy team, but the food is good, the atmosphere relaxing and it is really cheap. I enjoyed it and certainly will come back.

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1  Thank Pier163
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Excellent homemade trattoria fare at unbelievable prices: this is what drives lots of residents, employees and students in the area to eat here very often. Service is basic but not all staff is as gruffly as they would like to appear. Learning the names of your servers might earn you a bit more attention, but do not worry if this is not the case, and enjoy your fish involtini "alla Pedro" and your polpette. If they like you enough they might even allow you to buy food to take away.

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1  Thank IsabellaP558
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

I eat here quite often at mid-day - it is is a peculiar place, the service is very basic and they might appear a bit rough. But the quality of food is good and it is cheap. Must to have Tiramisu, the best I have ever had in a Restaurant. They have no coke, due to the fact they are quite left winged. the atmosphere is kind of 70's. you can pay only in cash. No booking available on Saturday and Sunday. On the evening it opens at 21.00. If you are in the Navigli area I would definetly recommmend it for lunch. I have always eaten better at mid-day than at night.

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