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Don Carlos

#502 of 5,532 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
Dessert, Italian, Contemporary, Pasta, Wine Bar, Chowder
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Via Alessandro Manzoni 29, Milan, Italy
+39 02 7231 4640
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7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Don Carlos, pays homage to Maestro Giuseppe Verdi, who stayed at the...
The Don Carlos, pays homage to Maestro Giuseppe Verdi, who stayed at the Grand Hotel et de Milan for more than twenty years. An intimate and elegant setting with paintings, sketches and scene-paintings from the La Scala Theatre Museum. The Don Carlos Restaurant serves Italian traditional cuisine under the light of its antique silver chandelier. Under the executive management of the Chef Angelo Gangemi, the Don Carlos offers a traditional Italian cuisine which presents all ingredients according to their seasonality, interpreting with originality and refinement menus taken from the flavours and fragrances of the Mediterranean tradition. It is listed in the leading guide-books and reviews as one of the most exclusive restaurants in Milan, having reached a top gastronomic level, with excellent service in an elegant atmosphere. In the cellar, that prides itself on 200 labels, you can find the remains of an old Roman wall that dates back to 250 AD. Open for after theatre dinners, in the warm seasons it is also possible to eat outdoors.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Underwhelming experience

My family and I had dinner at Don Carlos around the holidays. We had reservations for 6 at 7:30PM. The service was spotty - the waiter messed up with the menus and spilled some water. The service definitely should have been better, considering that when we arrived the restaurant was empty and... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
Jennifer C
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My family and I had dinner at Don Carlos around the holidays. We had reservations for 6 at 7:30PM. The service was spotty - the waiter messed up with the menus and spilled some water. The service definitely should have been better, considering that when we arrived the restaurant was empty and filled up more later in the evening. The... More 

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Vienna, Austria
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We visited for a late dinner after a performance at the nearby opera. In spite of the wonderful, historic (operatic) ambience and the excellent food and drinks at Don Carlos, our experience left a lot to be desired. We proceeded to the restaurant swiftly after the end of the performance around 11pm and arrived ahead of the bulk. Surprisingly, the... More 

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Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Good food, wine with romantic atmosphere in the hotel. After enjoying the opera at Scala just 3 minutes walking from the hotel, I enjoyed the best dinner in Italy! Marvelous!!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The food was beautifully cooked and the presentation superb. The service was fantastic. The atmosphere and decor was quite historical. This restaurant is part of the historical Grand Hotel et de Milan

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Slovenia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Due to some positive reviews written below, and due to suggestion from my business friend, we decide to visit the restaurant again in October 2014, with my wife. This time we were surprised with the dinner overall. We try to pick the most traditional dishes, and wine... and we were very satisfied. The atmosphere was just perfect, elegant and romantic... More 

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Steven F, Restaurant Manager at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your loyalty in first and for your extremely kind feedback. I am happy to notice that our Clients are seeing our improvement especially after being here where the expectation were not matched and for this I do apologize again. That is for us a truly proof that we are going in the right... More 

Slovenia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Another quite average restaurant. If you looking for a dinner, you could stop there... or anywhere else. If you're looking to dinner to remember, you wouldn't find it here.

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Steven F, Restaurant Manager at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Client, I am truly sorry to notice that we have not matched your high standard expectations. Our aim is, on a daily basis, to improve our competences and enhance our level. I am truly thankful to read your post, in order to keep always in mind, our efficency. Please be free to contact me if you are visiting Milan... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The head waiter there Walter was a young but extremely friendly and charismatic. He is definitely a big help in getting the right orders and a decent bottle of wine. I had an egg and troufle starter which was one of the most balanced dishes i have ever tasted and the risotto with ossobucco was rich and tasty. Portion sizes... More 

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Steven F, Restaurant Manager at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Client, I am very very happy that you have experienced a great dinner in Don Carlos Restaurant at Grand Hotel et de Milan. What makes me satisfied it is the feedback given upon Walter which is great and makes us more than happy since he has joined us. What you have tried it is a revisitation of a old... More 

Muscat, Masqat, Oman
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The service was great and the manager went out of the accommodate special diet meal for us. Overall nice experience.

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Steven F, Restaurant Manager at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Client, thank you very much for your time spent to make this brief but extremely important post. I am really happy that you have had appreciate the commitment to set a menu on the spot in order to accomodate your special dietetary requirements. Actually this is how we deal daily with our guest in an epoque where allergies and... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

César Ritz was, probably, the most important name in the hotel and restaurant business for the past 100 years. His hotels and restaurants in many parts of the world still bear his name and offer first class service to all patrons. He was the first "restaurateur" who established rules for a good restaurant. For instance: when the customer is seated,... More 

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Steven F, Restaurant Manager at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Victor, I do believe that all feedback received are extremely helpful to reach better results. I am very happy to receive this notes in order to enhance our service in all our levels eventhough I been proofed of our efficency and I do apologize if you thought that we were not helpful forward you and your beloved one. While... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Had a very leisurely lunch. The first course took ages to arrive but the food was worth the wait. Madame had the gnocchi and also a mozzarella salad, whilst I had the asparagus soup and the tuna fillet. All dishes were tasty. Don't expect change from 100 euros for this meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Alessandro Manzoni 29, Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan
  • Phone Number: +39 02 7231 4640

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert, Italian, Contemporary, Pasta, Wine Bar, Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

The Don Carlos, pays homage to Maestro Giuseppe Verdi, who stayed at the Grand Hotel et de Milan for more than twenty years. An intimate and elegant setting with paintings, sketches and scene-paintings from the La Scala Theatre Museum. The Don Carlos Restaurant serves Italian traditional cuisine under the light of its antique silver chandelier. Under the executive management of the Chef Angelo Gangemi, the Don Carlos offers a traditional Italian cuisine which presents all ingredients according to their seasonality, interpreting with originality and refinement menus taken from the flavours and fragrances of the Mediterranean tradition. It is listed in the leading guide-books and reviews as one of the most exclusive restaurants in Milan, having reached a top gastronomic level, with excellent service in an elegant atmosphere. In the cellar, that prides itself on 200 labels, you can find the remains of an old Roman wall that dates back to 250 AD. Open for after theatre dinners, in the warm seasons it is also possible to eat outdoors.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?