Located only a stone's throw from the Navigli, that canal district equally pleasant to visit by foot or by boat, along the quays, this trattoria claims to be the oldest in the city, and proves it with its old theatre posters, yellowed photos, a grandmother-style buffet, and chequered tablecloths.
Come at noon to enjoy simple and hearty dishes like the osso buco, the risotto, the ravioli al brasato (ravioli stuffed with braised beef) or a Milanese cutlet, all in a no-frills atmosphere. Diners range from locals (many of them having turned the place into their canteen) to business people looking for a break, as well as various idling students. A place that exudes authentic Milanese ambience like no other.
Trattoria Madonnina l'Osteria
Via Gentilino 6
+39 02 8940 9089
Menu: around 25 EUR