A metropolitan bay, that is how I would call the Langosteria Bistrot, a mix between a Parisian bistrot and an inn on the sea shore: you can feel the sea scent while listening to Edith Piaf. I have discovered Langosteria Bistrot not a long time ago and now I cannot live without it. The direction is still given to the mentor Enrico Buonocore (same owner of Langosteria Cafè Milano and Langosteria Paraggi), who was able to give a new flavour, less intimate and more laid back, diversifying it from the historical Langosteria.
The entrance is magnetic and pushes to come in. Langosteria Bistrot is in the Navigli district, via privata Bobbio. The entrance is tight, the atmosphere fascinating, in the background is played Bistrot Fada by the French jazz player Stephane Wrembel, at my right is showcased their fresh fish and right after that there is a beautiful lunch counter, where you can both have a meal and look at the chefs preparing tempting dishes.
The environment is pleasantly noisy, they invite me to sit at the lunch counter, where I find one last seat, it is too late to have dinner, but the idea of having a glass of red wine makes me stay. The restaurant has the old-fashioned ambience of those retro small shops and during my wait I keep looking around: my attention is captured by some colourful hot-air balloons, which are hanging from the ceiling in order to divide the first section of the restaurant from an adorable small room in the back. With my glass of wine, I am served a small size toast: with steamed red shrimps and fois gras… so tasty!
This is definitely the right place for any kind of situation: if you want to take a break and feeling like in a French movie, go and try a titbit of this restaurant placed in via privata Bobbio 2.
Start with: Five cereals toast with Sockeye salmon, salted butter and Tropea onion jam.
The dish you need to try: Plateau Cruditè
The best pasta: Lobster linguine with cherry tomatoes
Dessert: Small fruits ice-cream