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“A Great Restaurant - Love the Piatto del Buon Ricordo”

La Piana da Gilberto
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 5 December 2016

A long time since I last came to a Ristorante del Buon Ricordo where if you eat their speciality they give you a hand painted ceramic plate depicting the dish with the name of the restaurant and locality. But this was a special occasion and it warranted the plate. On a cold November evening the dining room was nice and cosy although I would really like to come here in summer and eat outside.
The restaurant did not push the Buon Ricordo side. A plaque at the entrance and a few plates above the entrance was all.
The service was friendly (but not over friendly) and very efficient. They also had a perfect understanding of children which was nice.
The food was beautifully regional and the Piatto del Buon Ricordo "Millefoglie di Riso Croccante con Ragù di Salame Fresco" was definitely very good. My children had other dishes (Amatriciana and Gnocchi ai formaggi) that were equally good. The seconds were also very good although the "Mondeghili" con purè di patata di Oreno were good they did not hit one as being super-special.
What was delicious was the mash potato using local 'Oreno' potatoes.
The Flan Caldo al Cioccolato Fondente which we all had was to die for. Just the right temperature, just the right level of sweetness (we are not sweet-toothed) and rounded the meal off beautifully.
They fully understood our need to leave quickly (mid-week with children) and brought the bill promptly. Good value for money, as everything was priced correctly. No sting in the tail. Thank you for making a big occasion a very pleasant one for us.
Look forward to coming again and trying something else... the cheeses looked VERY interesting.

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Thank Amit K
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Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

TOP QUALITY local food, the place is located in the courtyard of a former farmhouse, which has been restored with some interesting solutions. Have been here in August, so don't know whether it feels as good also in the cold season.

Not easy to find unless you've a nav, and parking is limited, for the place is in the center of the small neighborhood of Carate. Nonetheless, definitely worth trying. Can be reached quickly from the racetrack of Monza, and not far from Milan.

Thank Carlo R
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Reviewed 8 November 2014 via mobile

I was a little disappointed, compared to a year ago when i first came here (and had a 4/5 experience).The "maialino" dish was very dry accompanied by a superdry "tortino di patate". The plates looked sad this time around...the presentation needs a lot of improvement, some colour and life maybe. There is also a very limited choice. I also much preferred sitting inside the cosy restaurant the last time and not the lifeless outdoor covered terrace. A pity.

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Thank cosybabes
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Reviewed 12 October 2014

This is a small and cosy restaurant which centres its menu on tradition and slow food. Ingredients are all sourced locally and recipes a good interpretation of traditional dishes. The chef will come to the table to explain the menu and take your order, which is a nice touch. The menu is varied with some rare ingredients, is donkey stew, lake fish, etc. While the traditional regional cuisine tends to be very heavy, I found all dishes to be light, and good size portions (not too big not too small). Service is friendly, with young waiters who are trainees from the nearby hotel school. We were sitting in the converted courtyard...which is ok but probably nicer in summer.

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Thank whiterabbitjb
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