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Osteria La Vecchia Lira

#325 of 6,486 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Stazione Centrale
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Largo la Foppa 5, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 659 9136
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 01:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 seafood pasta, my steak was fine.

Thank Thee_Journey_Man
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Udine, Italy
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48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 fantastic. I would highly recommend the steak in particular, melt in your mouth good. Stuffed... More 

Thank france5ca
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 was perfect, the gnocchi was delightful and the risotto smooth. We also enjoyed the mixed... More 

Thank Jeremy H
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

There is a restaurant in the heart of Milan where you can eat delicious food which tastes wonderfully and looks great. The menu is rich with proposals for lunch or dinner. I ate seafood it was fresh nicely served and tasty but light. Homemade Apple pie was simply yummy !

Thank Erica N
Athens, Greece
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We visited the restaurant on the 27th of April. It was very lively and full but the service was wonderful. We had the steak fiorentinta about 1 kg for 3 people with the sexy potatoes and some steamed vegetables. It was flawless!!! I still remember it as one of the best meals in my life. The gnocchi pomodoro were good... More 

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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 01:00
19:00 - 01:00
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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