Ça Va sans dire, one of the most exciting and original gastronomic novelties of Porta Romana, is a small jewel renowned for both its appearance and the quality of the dishes it offers. Ça Va sans dire defines itself as “gourmet easy-eating” upheld by its excellent food ready to be enjoyed in a refined yet “easy” atmosphere.
This restaurant never lacks their signature Provencal flair. They offer a small yet breezy ambiance, a turquoise bar counter and doorjambs, colorful floral centerpieces, and decorative dishes that hang on the main wall in the shape of a wave (or rainbow for those with a more rampant imagination). Wild colors and flavors can be found throughout the menu, starting with the mise en bouche, ranging from cured meats to meatballs and vegetarian meatballs, friselle with tuna, cherry tomatoes and red onion, and curry lentils. Everything is served to share for a delicious and social gastronomic experience.
You can also order the mise en bouche as an appetizer, traverse through creamy soups, or most importantly try one or more of the 14 meat tartars that Ça Va sans dire offers that thrill even the most demanding of gourmet diners. The Portofino tartare with toasted pine nuts and basil pesto, the Tokio tartare with wasabi, toasted almonds, and teriyaki, and the TarBonara, with an egg yolk, crispy bacon, pepper flakes, and Pecorino Romano, are just a few examples that hint at the variety and quality of what’s come in the main courses.
For Sunday brunch, a requirement of the Milanese lifestyle, the restaurant switches up its offerings, without tampering with the quality, for Dejeuner De Dimanche (Sunday lunch): a brunch divided into seven menus dedicated to different exotic locales and flavors around the world. Their names suggest these foreign roots, such as the “Latin Mascalzone,” “Route 66,” and “Escobar,” to name a few. The common theme of each of these menus (except for the vegetarian section called “Neither meat nor fish”) is the ever-present meat tartare, the trademark of the art of “gourmet easy eating” at Ça Va sans dire.
Listen to us and try the Escobar brunch. The staff will warn you that it is very spicy, but if you love Mexican food, this will definitely not be a problem. Each menu is paired with a glass of wine to complete every dish. And what about desserts? To close the meal, you can opt for a chocolate mousse, three different flavors of semifreddo, cantucci with Santo Spirito, or the always-tempting tiramisu.
At this extraordinary place, French charm and Italian quality join forces and undoubtedly reign supreme.