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“Good food but poor service”

Fiordiponti Pollaiuolo
Ranked #77 of 524 Dessert in Milan
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 17
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Neighbourhood: Isola
Description: All of the flavor of traditional Ligurian craftsmanship! Direct from Santa Margherita Ligure, the Fiordiponti bakery has arrived in Milan. Not only for focaccia take-away, Fiordiponti Bakery & Cafè is an ideal meeting point for breakfast, lunch or a long aperitif, in a characteristic location with tables "made for conversation" and wood furnishings. A project conceived by the port of Santa Margherita, between a glass of Pigato and lots of focaccia, thanks to the resourcefulness of Alberto Fiordiponti, the bakery's founder, as well as of Gerry Volpi and Federico Servadio, two young Milanese entrepreneurs with an unrestrained passion for Ligurian focaccia. The project soon materialized: directly from Santa Margherita Ligure, the Fiordiponti bakery thus landed in the Milan with its specialties, in a location redesigned with a Milanese touch, with a bar counter as well as a dining room, open from morning until after dinner. The classic Genovese focaccia, the "farinata", focaccia with cheese, pizza with "stracchino" cheese and the "Pasqualina" pie are accompanied by regional dishes such as "trofie" with pesto or "pansotelli" in walnut sauce. Not only for take-away, from Monday to Saturday, the Fiordiponti Bakery & Cafè is in fact an ideal place to meet for a breakfast of artisanal pastries such as croissants and cakes, or for lunch, with a menu full of genuine dishes, all to be discovered. In the evening, with the lights dimmed and soft music, a "long aperitif" is a must, during which you can taste some of the bakery's typical products from the buffet, accompanied by wine, beer and cocktails prepared with skill by our barman with twenty years of experience, Daniele Moroni, in a "warm" location characterized by wooden furnishings and canvas prints of Santa Margherita Ligure at the beginning of the century.
Reviewed 8 December 2017

I used to live near this place and liked to visit for good aperitivo in the evenings. However I was usually torn since the food is excellent but the service is usually very slow and it seemed that they were usually under staffed. One time I was very unhappy because I felt patronised by one of the staff who treated me like tourist scum rather than a local, simply because I am not a native speaker of Italian and I brought my family who are also not Italian. If some of the staff had a better attitude towards their customers, my review would have been of a higher score.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I ve been in this place so many times because it is really close to the place where I work. I really like have happy hour ligure there because you can eat pasta paella omelette, pizza and everything is good and not so fat. But the best thing to eat is "focaccia recco " full of stracchino! The cocktails also are good the only thing is that the person responsible is not so nice especially if you don't have a reservation, also if you are an habitual customer ( the price is 8 euro with the first drink and the price is the same if you want another one cocktail)

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

I went to this place 3 times already and I like it a lot.
The design is very cool, it's pleasant to eat or drink half in the restaurant half in the street.
It's not too crowded at night and at lunch.
The service is fast, the food is simple yet delicious (pizza, panefoccacia, pasta).
You also have the happy hour: with your cocktail you can have as much starters as you want.
I recommend this place.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

Nice cafeteria / bar serving mostly Ligurian focaccia and nice cocktails; it seems to be very popular with locals and compared to many similar places in Milan it is relaxed and pleasant.
The Italian Style Happy Hour means you get unlimited food from the buffet if you buy a drink. Italy is after all about food more than booze.

Date of visit: March 2016
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Date of visit: January 2019
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