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Trattoria La Colonna

#659 of 6,529 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Centro Storico
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Via Santa Maria Alla Porta 10, 20123 Milan, Italy
+39 02 8363 8830
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 22:45
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Mon - Fri 12:15 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 19:15 - 22:45
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

La Colonna has changed hands. And, the new crew knows NOTHING about client servicing or politeness. Dino and Gianni, of the old team, sold and left. I hope the chef is good, as, food and decor will be La Colonna's only saving grace now. We called for a table for two as we wanted to go back there for dinner,... More 

1 Thank Swati C
La C, Proprietario at Trattoria La Colonna, responded to this review
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Buona sera, Legga cortesemente la risposta che ho dato a suo marito... Di cameriere abbiamo come ottimo collaboratore Gianni. Evidentemente... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We came with a toddler and had a warm welcome. Food was excellent, home cooked taste and prices seemed reasonable. Steak, risotto, pasta...excellent! The restaurant owner very friendly and helpful! The atmosphere very relaxing and warm.

Thank Alina I
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect place for quite dinner. Veal grilled on stones and peach dessert were perfect! Gentle service is a plus.

Thank Alexander K
Oakville, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My friends and I enjoyed dinner here in early October. My meal of tagliatelle with pumpkin and Gorgonzola was excellent. My friend ordered a meat dish that arrived covered in freshly fried potato chips- the meat was good but was overwhelmed by way too many chips.

Thank MacOakville
Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner on our last night of a two week trip to Italy and it was perfect! The restaurant is very cute with green checkered table cloths and great ambiance. It was a Thursday night and when we arrived at 8:30pm, there was one other table there, but the place filled up around 9pm.... More 

Thank cescabobesca
Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We've found this restaurant being ranked very high on TA and didn't hesitate to book it while our stay in Milan. Everything we've had was very delicious and the service was a bit of a personal touch which made us feel very comfortable. Please get the recommendations from the staff on what to order as they know best what is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Small place so book ahead. The menu and wines were outstanding. I had a pasta with chick peas and while I was skeptical, it was great. My wife's gnocchi was awesome. We shared the Milanese veal. So tasty and tender. Great wine list. Nice casual atmosphere too.

Thank btnusa
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Really enjoyed the food and ambience of this small and friendly Trattoria. After being seated and given the menu, we were soon given a tasty appertizer. I had the Big seafood Raviolli, and her indoors had the beef steak with spinach, followed by some excellent homemade Tiramasu and coffees to finish. Accompanied by a very drinkable and fruityand full bodied... More 

1 Thank Ian B
Milan, Italy
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34 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Decent food, not expensive, awful Service: 1) is better to serve 2 persons at a table in the same time; I was served several minutes later than my friend, 2) if I ask for a Pinot, tell me you don't have it before bringing me something else, 3) don't tell me that you need the table while I'm still drinking... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Friendly venue with good food and local feel. Nothing super gourmet but very enjoyable nonetheless, felt a bit less touristy and more homely fare, including a delicious seafood pasta and octopus starter, good quality steak etc. Would recommend

Thank 1962globetrotter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 42
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 22:45
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 22:45
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 22:45
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 22:45
12:15 - 14:30
19:15 - 22:45
19:15 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Santa Maria Alla Porta 10, 20123 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
  • Phone Number: +39 02 8363 8830
The building that houses the Trattoria La Colonna is adjacent to the church of S. Maria alla Porta, in the homonymous street. The start dates back to 1922 as "dairy with food service", in a context that bears the scars of the bombings of World War II (whose traces are still visible in the same religious complex).
The restaurant becomes exclusive in the 60s, when the space is transformed into a classic Trattoria surrounded by neighborhood shops, from butcher to tripe. The environment has maintained to this day the atmosphere of a typical Milanese Trattoria and consists of two small rooms, a basement and a ground floor.
This last feature - hence the name of - a large granite column at the center visible and another column that comes out in part by a wall with the shop contigua.Le gastronomic refer to tradition with a touch creativity; among the classic platter of cold cuts and fried dumplings and the risotto alla Milanese. Homemade desserts

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Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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