Note di Cucina

4.6
59 reviews
€30 and under
Italian
A LOCATION OF RARE BEAUTY. You enter an old courtyard typical of Milan and, going over a dance school, as if wrapped in a dream, after a few steps, you find yourself in a beautiful terrace, a corner hidden among the ancient buildings of Milan. This is Cooking Notes: a Trattoria of the past where you can spend pleasant lunches and dinners in a cozy, romantic place, surrounded by Chopin's notes and pampered by the unmistakable taste of Italian cuisine of the past, between craftsmanship, simplicity and genuineness. UNA LOCATION DI RARA BELLEZZA. Si entra in un vecchio cortile tipico di Milano e, andando oltre una scuola di danza dopo qualche gradino, ci si ritrova in una splendida terrazza, un angolo nascosto fra gli antichi palazzi di Milano. Questo è Note di Cucina: una Trattoria di una volta dove trascorrere piacevoli pranzi e cene in un luogo accogliente, romantico, avvolti da note di Chopin e coccolati dal gusto inconfondibile della cucina italiana.
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vipDoug
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome experience!

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Thatmaklife
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

While this place is nearly tucked away in the back streets of Milan, I highly recommend you take the effort to go there. We booked a lunch for 2 at 12:45 and were basically the only ones there. Don’t let that fool you, within an hour the place was flowing with people, definitely not a tourist hotspot but a clear local favourite. The food was delicious, highly recommend the pumpkin carmelle pasta with pecorino, butter, black pepper sage and rosemary. Service was fantastic and were very helpful. Portions sizes are great and filling, price point is very reasonable too. Averaging about €15 a dish. Good selection of wines too. And if that wasn’t enough the outdoor seating area is beautiful. A few things that could be improved, fresher bread selection and bring out some olive oil with it, also making sure meat isn’t overcooked, my steak definitely wasn’t medium rare. Otherwise can’t fault the place.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious meal on a quiet Sunday evening, including one of the best steaks we've ever had.

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vipucdmb
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only the best. All the time.

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Pepper
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location is hidden away from the main street and up high in the top of a building. The food was delicious and homemade. A very enjoyable dinner!

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jdz87107
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect hidden gem in the heart of Milan!!

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vipHopeK
Mississippi
10 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great find- tucked away from the hustle. So authentic and delicious. A great play for a special occasion or family gathering.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was AMAZING!! Our waiter Alfredo was funny and very helpful in suggesting food and wine combinations. The location is fantastic! Very romantic! The food...OMG, the food!!! Every bite was like a rush of dopamine to the brain!! Never have I tasted such flavors!! We all said it was the best Italian food of our lives. At the end of the night the staff threw a party to celebrate the birth of the owners daughter and all the patron that remained were told to join in the celebration and help themselves to champagne and cake!

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Emmymav
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was not good. My steak was smothered in clumpy sauce, my daughter’s ravioli was beyond salty, they forgot a side dish of vegetables I ordered...service was slow, ambivalent and rude. Would NOT recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible place for a lovely dinner. The homemade pasta was fantastic. Would highly recommend!!

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joannaS
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great service. Delicious food. Clean, quiet and nicely decorated.

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LoveToDine
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a bit hard to find but once we got in we were very pleased with the little courtyard filled with flowers. The food was good and the price was very reasonable.

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LukaF
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice Italian restaurant, amazing food and good wine for normal prices. We really have great time.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All aspects of this establishment receive 5 stars. I was especially impressed with how serious they took my wife’s Celiac disease. She could tell they actually cooked the GF pasta in different water and used different tools to prevent cross contamination.

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AndrewS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully pleasant atmosphere. The piano music in the background really brings a rustic and classy feel alive. I can’t imagine how great this place is in summer when the beautiful veranda is open. Service was incredible as well. Perfect date night.

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Inga
Italy
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Un po' caro, ma ne vale la pena, soprattutto in estate sulla terrazza.
Il cibo è ottimo e il servizio è gentile, disponibile, ma non invadente.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As I was celebrating NYEs as a solo traveler, the owner was amazing. I would most definitely go back and I highly recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pasta and tiramisu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice! Pasta is incredible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a recommendation to friends and family who visit Milan. Great food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very good food. Disappointed given bread and charged for, even though we declined wanting it. Other than that it is perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was perfect for a nice quiet dinner with friends! The service and food was amazing. Ingredients used were fresh and traditional. Wine selection was wonderful as well!

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SRyan
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a seasonal menu. The staff was friendly and attentive. The location—off the sidewalk, through the building and up stone steps—has a a large patio and warm interior. I highly recommend!!

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RonP
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic find in an out of the way location with great service - friendly and attentive staff - great food - - terrific ambience in an unusual location - a gem !

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vipJRB07
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This restaurant is off the beaten path in Rome, and not easy to find when you arrive. But once you arrive you are welcomed with a wonderful outdoor space. The food is AWESOME!!! The steak is mouth watering. The owner/manager was lovely and really friendly. Even brought over a glass of lemonchello for us all to drink after our meal on the house. We would go back again the next time we are in Rome!

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vipparesi
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Very disappointed in the offering and quality of the food provided

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JohnG
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Hard to find but very good.

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vipWilma
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Such a great find! Food, service and atmosphere perfect!

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Pepper
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small and nostalgic restaurant, great food mix on the menu, very friendly staff. The prices were wonderful for being in Milan. We would definitely come back for another night of casual dinning!

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vipRobertR
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a hidden gem and I am glad i found it through Open Table!
We liked it so much that we went there two nights in a row and we never do this
when we are traveling! The owner is involved daily and he is a friendly -- speaks English and
took great care of us!

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vipopinionator
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Specialty is fresh hand cut pasta. Pasta sauces are home made using only the freshest ingredients. An off-the-grid restaurant that’s worth the trip. Recommended it to friends who went the next day and they also loved it.

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FXMARTINI
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and romantic ambiance. Definitely a must visit restaurant in Milan.

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vipJenn
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall5food5service2ambience5

This was a real find. We went based on Tripadvisor reviews and we were so glad we did. This restaurant is so tucked away that initially we couldn't even find it! It is set back from the street through a courtyard, an unmarked door, a hallway, up a flight of stone steps to the outdoor terrace that is incredibly picturesque. The homemade pasta was outstanding, and you can choose your pasta and your sauce however you like. I'm pretty sure we were the only tourists in the place. The only issue was that the service was very slow, but I think that is more of a cultural thing than an actual problem. Run, don't walk!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Would warmly recommend. Great food, service and ambiance. Don't be discouraged by the walk in.

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Paulbudgie9
London
11 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find. A memorable night. Totally authentic Italian restaurant. Owner on premises and delightful

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner is clearly passionate about food and drink. It was an awesome experience and I really enjoyed our evening there.

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Giulia
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Il personale è qualificato e molto gentile, il menù davvero buono e abbastanza variegato, l’unica pecca sono le tovaglie nere e verdi che non mettono in risalto la location. Delle tovaglie bianche e qualche candela cambierebbero decisamente l’atmosfera.Sarebbe il posto perfetto!

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AlexZ
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff was super friendly and provided an excellent service. Food tasted homemade, very well done. Wine selection had a good price too.

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JAM65
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was amazing - the entrees were fantastic and the desserts left you wanting more because they were so delicious. Well worth going just beware of that cute spot outside in the corner to forever be known as mosquito corner.

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vipCarlos
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just Great

FAQs

Note di Cucina does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Note di Cucina also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 02 4070 9529.

Note di Cucina is rated 4.6 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.