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Osteria La Vecchia Lira

Largo la Foppa 5, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 659 9136
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good47%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
28 Apr 2017
“Welcoming and great place to eat”
5 Sep 2017
“Most recommended by Milanese people and I cannot agree more”
Open Now
12:00 pm - 3:30 pmAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Largo la Foppa 5, 20121 Milan, Italy
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1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 6 September 2017

This restaurant is a family owned and extremely busy and successful. Better book way ahead of time. We ordered an assortment of local dishes and they were all exceptional. Osso bucco was my favorite. The deserts are not to be missed neither and the wine...More

Thank asiatravelersteve
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The place has many fixed customers and it is easy to understand why. The food is great and the place is run by a family and group of friends. We had some great meat dishes and also the dessert was top quality. You will be...More

Thank Yasjka
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Ate there last night and my girlfriend ate the seafood pasta and was violently ill all night. Thankfully I didn't have any as we both would have been hovered over the toilet. Horrific meal and ruined our wkd in Milan. Would steer clear of the...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Came here for dinner with business colleagues. The atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming and the food was delicious. Full of locals having what I would consider a late dinner. Would like to come back here. Food was great.

Thank Rich-No-Ski
Reviewed 21 October 2016

For meat eaters mainly. Lively atmosphere! Be prepared to be squashed in as it's a popular place. Tagliata and filet is nice. Because it's always crowded, don't go there for a romantic evening, but for fun and laughs, it's the right place.

Thank EarthtravellerUD
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We got there a little early but the staff was very friendly. We got food and wine very fast. The food was good, also.

Thank 829hannelet
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Came to Milan with work & had our evening meals arranged, and this was a fantastic recommendation. So good I went back again on the weekend without work. We had some sort of set menu, where the food just kept coming, everything we ate was...More

Thank france5ca
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We were planning to visit another restaurant in the area but it was very busy when we arrived. A friendly local recommended this family run traditional osteria. They were able to find us a table for five before it became really busy. The steak Florentine...More

Thank Jeremy H
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Just to sit down you already pay 3.5 EUR for person (coperto e pane). In general the portions are quite small, with relatively high prices, also for the wines. The quality of the food and the friendly staff do not justifies the prices paid.

Thank F D
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The tagliata di manzo with asparagus was perfect! The side dishes were great. My companions were all equally happy about their food. If you like digestif, go for the caroni 17 ans rum. Best. Rum. Ever.

Thank stijn s
Stazione Centrale
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo la Foppa 5, 20121 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Stazione Centrale
  • Neighbourhood: Stazione Centrale
  • Phone Number: +39 02 659 9136
  • E-mail
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