Antica Trattoria Della Pesa, Milan, 9/10/16

Building
Building

Antica Trattoria Della Pesa feels like it’s in an old house as the rooms ramble through it, each decorated with memorabilia and wine bottles.  We went because I had to try their ‘fried risotto”.  It is a fairly large menu with lots of classic options.  We started with pasta and porcini mushrooms which was buttery and finished with a light sprinkling of parmesan.  It was simple yet elegant and delicious. The pasta was very thin and had a tendency to get clumpy but it was too good to care.  

entry
entry
table set up
table set up
our dining room
our dining room
another dining room
another dining room
front dining room
front dining room
bar out front
bar out front
Frankie looked over the old pictures
Frankie looked over the old pictures
menu cover
menu cover
menu 1
menu 1
menu 2
menu 2
menu 3
menu 3
Menu 4
Menu 4
dessert menu
dessert menu
bread basket
bread basket
Frankie sniffed the grated cheese container
Frankie sniffed the grated cheese container
wine
wine
wine back
wine back
Home made thin pasta with porcini mushrooms
Home made thin pasta with porcini mushrooms
another angle
another angle

 

The risotto al salto is like the scrapings from the bottom of the pan. It is made from yesterday’s risotto smoothed into a frying pan and fried in butter turned and fried in more butter.  It is transferred from plate to plate before it’s served to try and cut down on the grease and the effect is sensational. I couldn’t decide if I liked the really crispy edge of the soft chewy center better.  It’s an amazing dish and a little different, but this is the place to get it.

Saffron rice Milanese style
Saffron rice Milanese style
inside
inside

 

For one main dish we had the veal cutlet Milanese which was huge and crisp but not dry. It didn’t have the taste of being fried in butter but it was nice.

Fiolo alla Milanese
Fiolo alla Milanese
wine cabinet
wine cabinet
Frankie and the table stuff
Frankie and the table stuff

 

The other main was a veal with porcini mushrooms and smooth mashed potatoes.  The veal was incredibly tender and tasty and accented with thinly sliced mushrooms. It was all covered with a savory gravy. It was a lick the plate clean kind of dish.

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Bocconcini di vitello con funghi porcini e puree: Veal with porcinis and mashed potatoes
look in the kitchen
look in the kitchen
Frankie checked out the olive oil
Frankie checked out the olive oil

 

We ordered a side of steamed vegetables which were carrots, zucchinis, and spinach. They were nicely steamed but a tad dull. However when adorned with a bit of the olive oil brought to the table they became quite nice.  We simply didn’t have room for dessert.

Side vegetables
Side vegetables
Frankie gave the vegetables a sniff
Frankie gave the vegetables a sniff

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