I kind of fell behind with the reviews. That doesn't mean that I haven't been eating. I eat, I eat, and it shows on the scales. Lately I've been revisiting places, but I also tried some new ones. Grano is a part of that category. The first time I went there it was on my birthday, about three years ago and I was left with a good memory. When I was around Dorobanți area, i stopped by again.
We tried our luck, we didn't have a reservation. The lady at the entrance assured us that there was no problem, even though the restaurant was full. There was indeed a small table for two. The restaurant isn't very big, but it's furnished in Italian style, meaning that the tables are really close to each other. So close that you can hear other people's conversations from nearby tables. On point if you aren't the talkative type that particular night. It wasn't our case.
"The restaurant isn't very big, but it's furnished in Italian style, meaning that the tables are really close to each other."
The menu is only available at the location, so I couldn't decide prior to that what I wanted to have. That gave me a little bit of work, since I don't like choosing while hungry, because I'd taste a bit of everything. I was semi-strong and I got Melanzane al Forno. I forgot the prices meanwhile, but I attached a picture of the menu down below.
Vlad surpassed me in the healthy food department and got a mozzarella salad with tuna- interesting combination! But it was a huge salad, I think it had 500 grams. I also tempted him with a platter of cheese and cold cuts. For starters.
The food is good and the quantities pretty large. But I believe that the place seemingly enhances the taste of the dishes. Vlad's salad impressed me more than the Melanzane. Especially since it was a combination I haven't tasted before. The tuna and the mozzarella were tasty; you can tell that the ingredients are imported from Italy.
"The food is good and the quantities pretty large. But I believe that the place seemingly enhances the taste of the dishes."
I finished everything gloriously with a Tiramisu and wild berries cake. Eaten on spot, it was good. We also took half a portion from the Melanzane and the salad back home.
Grano is a small and comfortable place, in which you feel like you're in a short trip to Italy. I got the same feeling from when I saw "Call me by your name", filmed in Crema, one hour something away from Milan. Fun fact, I read today an article in which they said that tourism in Crema increased by 50%, after the movie became successful at festivals.
“Grano is a small and comfortable place, in which you feel like you're in a short trip to Italy. I got the same feeling from when I saw Call me by your name."
If you want a small piece of Italy, eat at Grano and watch "Call me by your name. Guaranteed you will plan your next vacation in the north of Italy. Excuse me, I will go book a place.