Showing posts with label Milano. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Milano. Show all posts

Friday, May 1, 2009



Sometimes, I’m wary of returning to a restaurant where I’ve had a good meal. Milano though passed the stress test with flying colours.

We again had pizza: the Padana, which has rich goat's cheese, spinach and red onion with tangy caramelised onion confit and a drizzle of garlic oil and the Giardiniera which has asparagus, artichokes, mushrooms and fresh red peppers with santos tomatoes, olives and garlic on a rich sauce of tomato and pesto.

I thoroughly enjoyed the latter. I had a piece of the Padana but thought it a little too sweet for my taste (the caramelised onion), but it did go down well at the other side of the table.

Drinks aren’t that cheap at Milano. They do the well known Peroni beer and it did go well with the pizzas but at close to €9.00 for a 60cl bottle, it is expensive.

One of the desserts was Tiramisu. Quite a chunk of it arrived on the table – much more that what you’d get in Italy – and it was absolutely gorgeous.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Milan Cathedral

Didn't see any brick oven but the pizza at Milano’s in Oliver Plunkett Street was good. So too was the welcome, the service and atmosphere in a restaurant that was very busy early on Wednesday evening.

Perhaps the rush was partly down to the promotional voucher in the local Evening Echo that gives you one free pizza for each ordered. Not a bad offer at all so I said I try it out.

We started with a little intro, some marinated olives in one bowl and Rustica Tomatoes in another, each costing €2.95 and each very very tasty indeed. Promising.

Pizza is the order of the day here and you see the three chef conveyor line in front of you if you have a seat in the back half of the well lit, well laid out establishment.

We both order the Il Padrino (€13.95), torn chicken with rustica tomatoes and a mix of chargrilled Italian vegetables, on a rich sauce of tomato and pesto. It was a smashing pizza, tasty and moist and gone too soon.

Not a big choice of wines but do you really need a big choice for pizzas? Bottles will cost you around €23-24 while you can get a glass for about €6.50 or a 25cl serving for eight or nine euro.

Finished off the Italian way, something sweet with the coffee. We didn't want a full dessert so settled for the new introduction which is called Semi Freddo Reale: Creamy gelato dessert made with nougat, praline and marsala wine, served with a shot of espresso on the side. Gorgeous. And it was two happy campers that went out the door.