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Le Castagne Restaurant Review: Lots of white gauze, marble and stainless steel embellish the third of the Sena family restaurants (La Famiglia, Panorama, Spiga), where the subdued chic setting looks as if it would fit nicely in Milan. Here, the refined Italian cuisine is given a more northern touch with a carpaccio of beef and gnocchi in truffled cream. Try timballo of slow-braised lamb topped with a poached egg or salmon prosciutto with fennel-rye blini, two dishes you don't see on every other Italian menu in town. The veal chop is huge, and best enjoyed with risotto and a porcini mushroom sauce. The place is very busy at lunch, but in the evening, with the bistecca and a bottle of Barbaresco from the restaurant’s extensive cellar, you can't go wrong.