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COMPASS MAGAZINE > February 2015
  

Handmade pasta, pizza delight at Milano

By Sharon Chang
Translated by Angela Cheng

247, XiTun Rd, Sec 3, Xitun Dist
(04) 2461-3807
Hours: 11 am-10 pm
English menu.
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.

Milano serves angel hair pasta, spaghetti, ziti, pennette rigate, squid-ink spaghetti, lasagna, some stylishly-attractive shell pasta, and more. However, despite this interesting variety, quality is assured by the fact that these are all handmade here at the restaurant with just three main ingredients--durum wheat, local eggs and water.

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Left: All pastas at Milano originate from this noodle maker.
Right: Thai Style Seafood Octopus Pasta (NT$230)

One of the most unique choices is the "octopus pasta" which, despite its name, isn't a squid-ink pasta and doesn't contain any octopus. Rather, its name comes from the octopus tentacle-shaped noodles. These slightly thick and mildly chewy creations are reminiscent of gnocchi when served with a bit of sweet-spicy Thai sauce together with clams and shrimp in one of Milano's best entrees, Thai Style Seafood Pasta in Squid Sauce.

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Left: Delicious Onion Rings
Right: The Pizza Ball with Spicy Shrimp (NT$180), featuring a cute-looking, chubby pizza ball, is very popular with customers.

In an effort to cater to Taiwanese tastes, the risotto served here uses Taiwanese rice and is cooked with milk and cheese until it's transparent. If you want a more orthodox style of risotto with rice that is soft on the outside and harder inside, you can upgrade to Italian rice for an extra NT$35.

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Left: To prepare T-bone Pork (NT$390), the chef skillfully massages the pork, making it tender and juicy, and repeat orders irresistible.
Medium: Risotto with Seafood In Butter (NT$230)
Right: Anyone wanting soup, salad, bread, dessert and a drink with their meal can upgrade to a set by adding NT$119.

Besides regular pizzas here, you also won't want to miss the Pizza Ball, baked as a hollow ball. The tender T-bone Pork is another amazing and popular dish.

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