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La buca

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Stazione Centrale
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Via Napo Torriani 28, 20124 Milan, Italy
+39 02 669 3774
19:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 23:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We had a good meal here. It's quite old fashioned decor, and a lack of customers on a winter Wednesday evening meant there wasn't a great atmosphere, however the food was very good. One 3 course meal, a large glass of wine and .5 litre of water for 18€ was impressive and tasty. The a la carte food was also... More 

1 Thank bramble40
Hong Kong, China
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50 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

This nice restaurant is situated near to station Centrale (about 4 minutes walk), opposite to Best Western Atlantic hotel and right behind The Ideal Hotel, although not easy to be noticed because located at the end of a small street. Environment is good and nice deocrated. Oyster and fish are fresh tastey, risotto as antipasto of set dinner is perfect.... More 

2 Thank martysoo
Istanbul, Turkey
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Nice restaurant with close to center station. The personnel are very friendly. You can eat all kinds of meal with a reasonable price. Although it is on the basement level, you will not feel it due to decoration and lightning. The lady serving is very nice and lovely. She helped a lot for menu. If you are not familiar with... More 

Thank EGE1905
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

As others have mentioned the managers special is great value. When we went they had 3 courses with a glass of wine for €18 and the food was really tasty. It was very quiet, but it had good air conditioning and unsurprisingly the service was very fast.

Thank dorsetfamily199
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

A hidden restaurant, down in the basement on a street near Milano Centrale train station. Just have seen locals eating there. It hasn't been redecorated in years. Good Food!

Thank Kalo0924
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

This place was close to where I was staying and since it was raining, decided to try it out. It was a Monday night but not a soul stirring inside. The steak I ordered was so, so as were the grilled vegetables but the lemon cake seemed like it had been hiding in a shoe bix for a week turing... More 

Thank Provash B
Glastonbury CT
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

Located downstairs from street level this beautiful restaurant has great style and lovely presentation. Pasta Carbonara starter was large enough for 2 to share and perfectly cooked. Sole was deboned and plated at the table, tasted so fresh with a light lemon sauce. Veal Piccata was tender, moist and delicious. Large portions and daily Manager Specials. Great find and walking... More 

Thank AFWB
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015

We visited on a Saturday night and found it virtually deserted: whether because it's in the basement I don't know. However, we had very good food, large portions and the service was great too, although given the lack of customers perhaps not surprising. The wine we wanted wasn't available but we were offered a better alternative at no extra cost... More 

Thank AJHManchester
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105 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2014 via mobile

Just 2 mins walk fron Milan Centrale station, Look out for best western hotel ,these ristorante is just opposite the hotel, its located in basement and you will have a homey italian feeling inside the restaurant . Warmly greeted by a mature lady that has make our night great with her cheerful hospitality throughout, Must order the veal al milanese... More 

Thank TommyWilliam
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469 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Got fed up walking in the rain looking for a restaurant and found this place by chance. The local area is not the nicest but we were hungry and wet! This restaurant is simple, unpretentious and cheap (by Milanese standards). My wifes' Penne was good,my steak overdone but a good piece of meat. €7 for a half-liter carafe is good... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Open Hours
19:00 - 23:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Napo Torriani 28, 20124 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Stazione Centrale
  • Neighbourhood: Stazione Centrale
  • Phone Number: +39 02 669 3774

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Central Station represents a bridge towards the future. Impressive skyscrapers and new age buildings stretch the skyline with the majestic Unicredit Tower cutting through. Surrounding it are large towers that define Piazza Gae Aulenti, where the fountain and the Monumento Trombe leave one breathless. A famous building of the district is the Vertical Forest, where the innovative materials and trees planted on the terraces are a unique mix of nature and man-made construction. In the district, there is the Monumental Cemetery, known for its antique tombs with sculptures portraying angels of commemorative scenes many will find touching.
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