Antica Trattoria della Pesa

Milanese in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

Recipe for instant nostalgia: take the landmark building where Ho Chi Minh stayed in the '30s, add literary types from nearby publishing houses, mix with comfort food – osso buco topped with gremolata, fillet steak with green peppercorns and cotoletta (crumbed veal cutlets) – spice it up with some red, and finish with a sigh over some smooth, boozy zabaglione (egg and Marsala custard).