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Caprese di bufala (€ 12,00)

It’s not hard to eat well while in Italy. But when I heard that Alla Cucina delle Langhe is one of Tom Ford’s preferred lunch spots when in Milan, I decided to make a point to eat there.

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Left: Rigatoni pomodoro e basilico (€ 11,00) Right: Tagliolini al burro fuso con grattata di tartufo “Bianchetto” (€ 26,00)

Located on the Corso Como, Alla Cucina della Langhe isn’t a tourist spot, but is popular with locals as a business lunch spot. Be sure to book ahead if you want a table. The menu focuses on foods from the Piemonte and Lombardia regions.

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Filet alla griglia (€ 24,00)

The atmosphere was sedate and business-y and the service was top notch. The best dishes were the pastas, with the standout dish being the truffle-laden Tagliolini al burro fuso con grattata di tartufo Bianchetto (€ 26,00). It wasn’t particularly photogenic but it was delicious.

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1998 Sugarille 

My husband and I split the grilled filet, which was served rarer than the medium we ordered…. because Europe.

The restaurant’s wine list is extensive, with a few “by the glass” options and a lot of different price points. We ordered a bottle of the 1998 Sugarille Brunello Di Montalcino, which unfortunately was corked when our server attempted to open it. The server handled the situation appropriately- seeking the manager and quickly and replacing the bottle with another.

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That being said, I can’t recommend the 1998 Sugarille. Go for another Brunello Di Montalcino.

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Alla Cucina della Langhe exterior

 Alla Cucina delle Langhe

Address: Corso Como, 6, 20124 Milano, Italy
Phone:+39 02 655 4279
Closed on Sundays and the month of August

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