Friday nights have become pizza nights of late. So this Friday, I started looking for unexplored places (I need new stuff to write, you see!), realized Via Milano was still pending and suggested we try it out.
Thankfully there was not much traffic (kinda surprising for a Friday night actually) and we reached early. We even found a parking place right in front of the restaurant, which is a rare thing in this city 🙂
The place has an old world charm to it. Whitewashed walls adorned with black & white portraits, plain classic wooden furniture and retro music make it look quite lovely.
We got seated and started skimming through the menu. Hubby spotted an interesting starter melanzane al forno (baked eggplants stuffed with mozzarella,basil and mushrooms). We ordered this along with some wine.
They served some complementary breads too, which consisted of some hot buns, garlic bread, bread sticks, herb butter and some chopped tomatoes tossed in olive oil. Breads were fresh and soft. Herb butter was yummy and tomatoes fresh.
Our eggplant starter was absolutely mind-blowing. It was baked to perfection, and stuffed generously with mozzarella and mushrooms. The seasoning was spot on and mushrooms were exquisite.
For main course, we ordered risotto al funghi and pollo al griglia. Risotto was delicious, lovely flavours and cooked well. Grilled chicken was amazing too. A little crisp on the outside, and filled with juicy goodness inside. Chopped roasted potatoes with sun dried tomatoes tasted yum.
We were stuffed by the end of our meal, but we still went ahead and ordered a tiramisu. It looked perfect and tasted heavenly. Mr. H even commented that it was the one of the best tiramisus he had ever tasted! It was fresh and not overly sweet. Just hit the spot.
Full marks for their excellent presentation skills and delectable food. But probably due to its location, this lovely place doesn’t get its due.
Curious what’s the difference between crostini and bruschetta? Read here.