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Ristorante Santa Virginia

Via San Marco 5, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 2906 1051
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“octopus” (2 reviews)
“risotto” (2 reviews)
“parkinglot” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Via San Marco 5, 20121 Milan, Italy
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1 - 10 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't sure about this restaurant when we turned up, it looked like it was in a parking lot, the restaurant next door was buzzing Santa Virginia wasn't. However, once inside it is very pleasant apart from the red tables. The menu doesn't offer vegetarian/vegans options...More

Thank shoegirlat44
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

The quality of the food in Santa Virginia is excellent, paired with an outstanding service - the owner suggested us a wine (actually one of the cheapest on the menu) which went amazingly with our food.

Thank GretaBDR
VirginiaS2299, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante Santa Virginia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ms Greta, Thanks a lot for your nice words, we look forward to welcoming you again very soon! Santa Virginia

Reviewed 18 July 2018

I would personally regard opening a restaurant as a colossal gamble, even more so in Brera, where lately you can find reasonable food at virtually every corner. Thus, I will double-up my compliments to owner and chef Francesco, who will surely cash on his bet:...More

Thank alessandroisact
Virginia S, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante Santa Virginia, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!! Come back soon, we are waiting for you! We’ll be closed from the 3rd of August till the 3rd of September. Happy Summer! Santa Virginia

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Stopped here for lunch after a few hours wandering Berra including markets which right next to this restaurant. It was hot and we were pleased to find a cool and air conditioned interior. Food was very good with some good options and service prompt and...More

2  Thank grahamo133
Virginia S, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante Santa Virginia, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you for your nice review! We hope to welcome you again very soon. Best, Santa Virginia

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Went here with four friends. We were greeted by professional staff, and the first impression was that of professionality. The food was very good. I had the roasted octopus, which was excellent. The coffee and almond milk mousse for dessert was also quite nice. Highly...More

Thank Nikolai P
Virginia S, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante Santa Virginia, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you VERY much for your nice words! Please, come back soon! Best, Santa Virginia

Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Looked for a good close by good scoring resto and this one was fantastic. Seat on the terras overlooking the plaza. A very friendly waiter helped me with the choice if wine to go with the gazpacho and squid I ordered. His choice was excellent....More

Thank Filip R
Virginia S, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante Santa Virginia, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you SO much for you nice words! We hope to welcome you again very soon! Best, Santa Virginia

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The outside is completely anonymous, quite frankly a parkinglot nothing more. BUT! The service.. the food.. We loved the risotto, not for it as a traditional dish but for daring to experiment with flavors and succeding at it. Blueberry... Excellent service, caring and genuinely helpful....More

Thank Magnus R
Virginia S, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante Santa Virginia, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

Thank you very much for your nice words!! We can’t wait to welcome you very soon! Best, Santa Virginia

Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

An upscale restaurant in the Brera district of Milan specializing in Mediterranean style food with an Italian emphasis. I started my lunch with the parmesan flan followed by the spaghetti with three different tomatoes which I paired with a glass of Sicilian red wine (per...More

Thank geovaughnni
Virginia S, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante Santa Virginia, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

Dear Sir, We are sorry we didn’t meet your expectations. We would be glad to welcome you again and let you try once more the spaghetti with three different tomatoes, it’s one the most ordered and loved dishes in our menu! Thank you for the...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Good communication and they were very helpful and welcoming. Good menu and prices were appropriate. All dishes were excellent and the wines were great too. Good location - nothing more to add but I would certainly return.

Thank Stephi1975
Virginia S, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante Santa Virginia, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you very much Stephi1975 for your warm words, your comments make us very happy and we are even more happy to read you spent a beautiful dinner at Santa's. Hope to welcome you again very very soon! Our best wishes, Santa Virginia

Reviewed 29 January 2018

We booked this restaurant from London. Food was very tasty. Was quiet at first but then became quite busy. Bill for 4 without any alcohol came to €240 which seemed a lot.More

Thank SuaveH
Virginia S, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante Santa Virginia, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Dear SuaveH, we thank you very much for your positive comments about the Santa Virginia. We appreciate. We would like to focus on the only negative point of your dinner: The Bill. Dear SuaveH, The Restaurant manager confirmed that you did not have any alcohol,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
USD 23 - USD 69
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Marco 5, 20121 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Milan  >  Milan>  > Brera
  • Neighbourhood: Brera
  • Phone Number: +39 02 2906 1051
  • E-mail
Description
Inspired by its owner’s mixed Milanese, Sicilian and Pugliese heritage, with a good sprinkling of family memories of great home cooking and that most vital of ingredients in all great cuisine, the joy of good company, Ristorante Santa Virginia not only immediately won the hearts of Time’s existing clientele but, more importantly still, quickly gained a loyal following of its own in the worlds of journalism, management, fashion and design. Santa Virginia’s founder and driving force Francesco Sciacca has worked with Chef Diego Pecchia to create a refreshing and very personal take on Mediterranean cuisine. The menu changes every month to guarantee that fresh seasonal ingredients are used in a context that has a whole new look and character yet remains faithful to its own essential nature. The result is that the cuisine is still very Italian indeed –italianissima, in fact! - as the duo treat the signature ingredients used in Italian cooking, and of course, its tradition with the greatest of respect. Because we believe the philosopher Feuerbach was onto something when he wrote “Man is what he eats”. In fact, the question that we constantly ask ourselves – and everyone else– is: “So who are you?” Looking forward to finding out when we see you at Santa Virginia!
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