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Il Brutto Anatroccolo

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Via Evangelista Torricelli 3, 20136 Milan, Italy
+39 02 832 2222
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 21:00 - 02:00
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good, the place and the staff are folksy, the price is cheap. Sometimes the boss at the cash register is a bit grumpy but you forgive him since the rest is really good :D They open at 9pm and I don't like that on weekends (friday & saturday) they don't reserve tables, so the way in gets... More 

Thank Gioia B
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41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Whenever I am around Navigli, Brutto Anatroccolo is my first choice. A great place, with great food in a traditional setting. If you feel like being a working class hero, this is your place. Excellent food and wine (and spirits). Fair price. What else? You should try it yourself...

Thank Stefano M
Hamburg, Germany
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

A very nice, authentic, and local restaurant. For me it deserves 5 out of 5 points because you get very good traditional food for a very good price! BUT there are some things you should know: - you order a la cart - the menu is in Italian - the whole Waiters are Italian and speak only Italian. If you... More 

3 Thank Volli129
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

The food is delicious, fast, and authentic. The menu changes daily and is always fresh. The ambience is very unassuming and friendly. Don't miss the strawberry tiramisu if they have it!

Thank Michelle H
Here, There & Everywhere
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85 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Not the mkst gourmet, honest home food, the waiters are not mas, there's a lot of customers, regarding the menu, it's all homecooked honest meals, zero gourmet, zero fancy... Drop by for a casual homecooked italian meal, expect no more no less

Thank Cris B
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Typical Milanese dishes like ossobuco, trippa, cotoletta alla milanese, etc. All done in a really casual atmosphere and with really competitive prices, especially at lunchtime. I had a really great stinco di maiale (pig calf) there last week.

Thank AmericanItalian
Milan, Italy
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

1 Thank Pietro M
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37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

Thank jflesdeux
Udine, Italy
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Pier163
Milan, Italy
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

1 Thank IsabellaP558

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
21:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 15:00
21:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 15:00
21:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 15:00
21:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 15:00
21:00 - 02:00
21:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Evangelista Torricelli 3, 20136 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan
  • Phone Number: +39 02 832 2222

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