Contraste is one surprise after another, starting when you arrive outside—the only indication that there’s a restaurant here is a small gold sign on the wall, next to what seems to be a residential gate. Once you’re inside, however, this Michelin-starred restaurant offers “wow factor” for both the eyes and the taste buds, serving innovative, playful dishes in an intimate, all-white space. Various tasting menus offer intriguing specialties such as a “donut” alla Bolognese (actually a circular lasagna with a hole), crème brûlée with foie gras, and gnocchi with smoked eel and burrata cheese. Yet one of the many “contrasts” here is that, much as at a neighborhood trattoria, you can tell the wait staff what you’re in the mood for, and the kitchen may just make it for you—one of the restaurant’s mottos is “less menu.”
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Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Mon and Wed–Sat 7–11pm, Sun 12:30–3pm. Closed Tues. Transportation Metro: Tram 3 from the Duomo (7 stops) stops right outside. Phone 02/4953-6597 Prices Main courses 20€–50€. Cuisine Type Italian Fusion Web site Contraste
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