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Review of La Rava E La Fava

La Rava E La Fava
Ranked #24 of 219 Restaurants in Busto Arsizio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$28 - US$62
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Welcome to the "Osteria La Rava e la Fava", our family-run restaurant. "Raccontare la rava e la fava" is an italian idiomatic expression diffused in our region, Lombardia, that means "to indulge in telling every little detail". This expression clearly derives from the peasant's jargon: the "rava" and the "fava" are vegetables and they could spend hours telling the property and secrets from the genuine food. We celebrate every day this saying trough the many details in our dishes, adding passion and expertise. Our cuisine is based on the quality of raw materials, and selected from the best italian regional productions, including some of theSlow Food Presidia and the best meat available. In the kitchen, for cooking we use butter and extra virgin olive oil (no margarine). For the seasoning on the table you can choose amongst oils from different Italian regions, including organic oils. Buon appetito! Enjoy your meal!
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

Best food and service.
First class home made pasta
Great local barbera wine
Nice hospitality with the owner

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Reviewed 15 March 2015

We dined here when the restaurant was offering one of its special musical evenings with a set menu of four courses plus wine and coffee for € 30 pp, including entertainment. The fixed offering was a dish of salumi, casoncelli (a kind of ravioli typical of Lombardia), tagliata di manzo (sliced beef seared quickly and served au point), potatoes with herbs, and bonet (a chocolate pudding typical of Piemonte). Since I don't eat salumi, the host -- the restaurant's original chef -- graciously substituted a mixed salad. The bread basket was not treated as an afterthought: in additional to fresh sliced bread, it included carte di musica, a cracker-like bread from Sardinia.

Portions were abundant. No one should go hungry here. But the casoncelli were dry and the pre-grated Parmesan was brought only after we requested it, not automatically. The tagliata was flavourful and cooked perfectly, but there were no steak knives in sight. Since European beef is a lot chewier than its American counterpart, a steak knife was sourly needed. We wound up tearing at the meat, not always successfully. The bonet had the prettiest presentation; its taste was adequate but not outstanding.

On our night, the music consisted of a "blues band" playing mostly American rock-blues from the 1960s-70s. My husband remarked that the music was out of synch with the Italian-rustic setting. The band made up in volume what it lacked in virtuosity. That is fine if you are there only for the music, as were most of the customers that night -- the seemed to be friends or family of band members. We on the other hand were there only in part for the entertainment; we also wanted to talk and that proved impossible.

So caveat emptor: if you go on a music night, go for music alone, not conversation. And bring steak knives whenever you go.

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Reviewed 17 October 2014

When I first entered, the place look pretty simple and easy, without nothing exceptional out of a great variety of wine and a very "Lombard style" in everything (restaurant, menu, etc. etc.).
The staff was kind and impeccable, the menu not massive neither too short, but the big surprise came with the food.

Patiently made (it took some time, totally worth it!), well positioned in the plate and great taste!
I need to return there and try out some other dish!

Delicious!

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Thank Nick_pav
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Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile


I've been here recently and i had a very delicious steak here.
The atmosphere is nice and i would like to come again.

Thank sh a
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Reviewed 12 October 2012

My wife and i have been visiting this restaurant a few times a week since we have started a temporary living stint in MXP. It is only a few minutes (maybe 15) from the airport and we have loved the food and service. The menu is varied and we have not had a bad dish. We will continue to go back! Try the ravioli with bacon, mushrooms, and cheese - it is great. Just had the risotto last night and that was excellent too. The service is excellent and they are very patient with our very limited Italian skills.

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