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Fancy Italian restaurant – but a bit remote: Restaurant Da Vic (9. September 2016)

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you want a perfect starter for a relaxing and nice dinner, the “zucchini flowers filled with ricotta cheese” (EUR 16.00) are definitely the right choice. The waiter made it clear that half a portion was absolutely sufficient and while that is true to the degree that you will definitely have too much to eat when you have a primo, a secondo and a starter, the portion itself is not really that big. The zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta are truly delicious though and really raise your expectations for the rest of the upcoming dinner.


While I was kind of expecting that the primo piatto was not too big, I was kind of taken aback by the actual size of the dish. The “paccheri alla chitarra with porky cheek, scallops, pecorino cheese and Mediterranean herbs” (EUR 17.00) was actually quite a heavy portion. The pasta was perfectly al dente, the ingredients were rich and fresh – perfect primo. However, I was already kind of stuffed after the primo.


The “châteaubriand served on a hot soapstone with matchstick potatoes and grilled vegetables” (EUR 9.00 per 100gr, total EUR 51.00) was definitely too much after the two starters – but the meat was aromatic and savoury. The matchstick potatoes (aka French fries) were a bit of a disappointment though as they were rather dry.


So far I have always kind of had the impression that you would first have a primo and then a secondo but after this weekend I am not so sure about that anymore (and my Italian friend said that it is either or – but then, why the hell do you call it primo and secondo – doesn’t make sense!).

The place is atmospheric, modernly designed and the waiters are friendly and attentive. However, when it comes to paying attention throughout the service, they are not entirely up to the task as you have to re-fill your glass of water and your wine glass by yourself. Something I would kind of expect from a restaurant of that quality to happen, i.e. to be done by the waiters. The prices are very fair though for what you get – also applying to beverages, i.e. a bottle of Barbera d’Asti Superiore in Pectore, Piemonte 2012, Tenuta Garetto accounts for EUR 27.00. The “cover charge” of EUR 4.00 per person is something I will never quite understand but is fair for what you get.

Overall, I can absolutely recommend you to dine at the Restaurant Da Vic as the dishes are good, the service is generally attentive and friendly, the prices are fair, and the atmosphere is nice. The only downside is the fact that it is not really located centrally. In addition, you definitely have to book in advance as else you won’t be able to score a table last minute.


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Restaurant Da Vic

Via Gaetano Previati 21

20149 Milano (IT)

Tel.: +39 02 43 51 51 86

E-Mail: prenotazioni.guerrini@gmail.com

Homepage: http://www.davic.it

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
EUR 150.00 (incl. tip) Filed in: Milano (IT), Restaurants

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