Taglio has been on my culinary radar for at least a year now. There have been lots of articles written about it by journalists and bloggers alike.
I finally went last week.
Why did it take me so long to go? Because every time I called to make a reservation they were booked. Friday afternoon for a Friday night reservation, booked. I called on Saturday to go to Sunday brunch, booked. That happened over and over again. Eventually, I gave up. But then Shane, a fellow blogger and expat, recently commented how it was his favorite restaurant in Milan. I figured, ok fine, I’ll give it another try. Besides I was already in the neighborhood.
I showed up around ten minutes to one (with one pm being peak Italian lunch time), expecting un delirio madness and once again not being able to sit. Much to my surprise, they still had lots of open tables (HINT HINT: GO FOR LUNCH, JUST BEFORE ONE). The restaurant soon filled up, but since people tend to stay less time for lunch people were coming and going quite a bit.
Taglio in Italian means “to cut”. And cut they do, lots of delicious slices of superbly sourced prosciutto and salumi. And I don’t mean, I read the paper that came with it and now I know its good for me or made better than other prosciutto and salumi. Instead, it was why is this so darn good and melting in my mouth, good? Oh my gosh, I have to investigate this deliciousness.
They only have a few dishes on their menu, and those options change regularly with the seasons. They do a mix of traditional Italian dishes plus a few revisited classics. In fact, my friend Vanusa had lasagna bolognese. While, I enjoyed artisanal spaghetti (think thick spaghetti) with rapini and sundried tomato pesto.
Besides great food, Taglio has a few other added pluses. They make really good coffee (think specially sourced single origin coffee beans...). The personnel is very nice. The locale is also aesthetically pleasing, what I’m going to define as Italian deli meets poor hipster chic. Plus they sell wine, and some of the ingredients use to make their yummy dishes.
Taglio is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plus, they also do “aperitivo” there and in between all of that you can just sit for a few hours working on your computer while sipping on a cup of coffee.
Definitely check them out (making a reservation a few days in advance or going during their downtime). I’m looking forward to hearing what you think.
Via Vigevano 10
+39 02 3653 4294
M - F 11:00 – 15:30; 18:00 – 00:00
S - S 9:00 – 00:00