Restaurant L’Assassino – Milan
Presenting the flavors of traditional Tuscan cuisine in Milan, the Assassino or the assassin is a stalwart of high quality dining in Milan. Located in the city center this is a favorite destination for business entertaining and important private functions. The environment is “casual chic”, as you enter it is evident that this is a nice place but somehow it feels like the corner restaurant on your street.
The staff is professional but is comfortable enough to exchange more than just niceties. L’Assassino is capable of handling large parties, on my last visit we brought 20 managers and their wives during the SMAU. Pricing is reasonable at about 40-45$ a person. This is not a touristy place.
The food is high quality and strictly reflects the regional recipes from Tuscany. Their dishes are savory featuring wild boar, pork, polenta, pici (handmade pasta from Tuscany), a wide variety of fish and rich desserts. Antipasti of crostini, hand cut dried meats, and a variety of marinated vegetables.
A special treat awaits during mushroom season. In the appropriate seasons the restaurant brings fresh mushrooms from the hills of Tuscany and prepares them according to the local recipes. This is one of the primary reasons that l’Assassino is so highly regarded. If you love mushrooms this is an ecstasy of flavor.
The wine cellar is provides numerous options at all price points. I suggest you allow the waiter to suggest an appropriate wine for the meal.
Coat and tie are not necessary but remember that you may find people dining in Tux or double-breasted suits. Appropriate dress shows respect for the restaurant and the fellow diners and service you receive will reflect this concept.
I would call for reservations. If you intend to match dinner with a night at the Scala, perhaps to see the Aida, I would also tell them that when making reservations. This is a well known place among the business community but not the general population and is well worth a visit.
Via Amedei 8
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