My husband and I were pretty tired on our last night in Italy and had decided to check into our hotel near Milan Linate airport, thinking we'd walk to some restaurant for our last meal in Italy. We were dismayed to see that our hotel seemed to be in the middle of nowhere, but the lady at the front desk said that there was a great restaurant within walking distance so we started out in the direction she told us. It was like walking on the freeway- cars whizzing by while we tried to avoid the many mosquitos in the grass bordering the highway, and it was a good 20 minute walk when we finally came across LA VISCONTINA PESCHIERA.
We went in and were the only customers in the large space, which is never a good sign but we were tired and hungry. Good thing we didn't leave- it turned out to be a glorious meal and every table filled up within 5 minutes- people just kept pouring in! The extremely kind owner (older Italian man in a suit) came over and told us how to order properly- to start with a choice of either fish or vegetable antipasti, then a first course of pasta, then secondi, ect. The waiter brought a cart filled with all kinds of vegetable fritters, mini roasted bell peppers filled with tomato sauce, fried zucchini.... and on the other side were the various fish choices- marnitaed sardines, smoked salmon, ect. Both were excellent.
Next, I had the meat sauce/fresh pasta special and my husband had the seafood/spaghetti special- loaded with calamari and olives in a tomato sauce. Again, both were so delicious- mine was in a creamy tomato sauce with just the tiniest amount of ground meat in a perfectly sized portion. We took a slight break and noticed that the people next to us were consuming some sort of raviloi so we asked for one to share- it was one large ravioli stuffed with a gorgonzola cloud, covered with a light cream sauce and baked in the oven. It was rich, creamy and light at the same time. For the secondi my husband had the recommended monkfish in a tomato sauce and I had the steak milanese which was paper thin, perfectly fried and not oily at all. For dessert we both had puff pastry with apples for my husband, pears/chocolate for me. Even after eating all of that food, the dessert was addictive and not too sweet, the fruit nice and tender without being overdone. Two bottles of wine and that many courses later, the total cost was $162.00, which was a steal for the wonderful food and experience we had there.
The restaurant is in a hotel of the same name- the info is:
VIA GRANDI 5
20068 - PESCHIERA BORROMEO (MI)
We will definitely be back!