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Don Carlos

Via Alessandro Manzoni 29, Milan, Italy
(02) 7231 4640
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Ranked #433 of 5,180 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Dessert, Italian, Contemporary, Pasta, Wine Bar, Chowder
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Slovenia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Doha
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Average food and menu, the service is poor. We waited for more than an hour for the main course to be served. I would get a classic pizza from any bar in the street and go home happy.

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

Dear Guest, I am truly sorry for what happened during your first visit in Don Carlos. Your note makes me aware that we still have to work hard to ensure cleints satisfaction. I do believe that your experience it was not matching your expectations, but as I do remember that evening, we were hevily busy more than average. Of course... More

London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

In a great city that is difficult to find a great meal in this is really a gem. Relaxing, great food, nice in Summer and in Winter, excellent northern Italian food. Service is excellent, really can't say more other than make sure you go there when in Milan. In 13 visits to the city this has always been my favourite... More

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

Dear Guest, thank you indeed for your loyalty! I sincerely appreciate how you do not feel exhausted by us. It is a clear proof that our commitment and research to do it always different and better has been successful with guests like you. I remain for any further assistance, More

Scottsdale, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Fine dining at its best surrounded by musical memorabilia from La Scala and Verdi compositions quietly playing in the background. The traditional Italian menu changes with the seasons to reflect the best available ingredients. We savored every bite and were delighted by the modern twist on some old favorites. Everything was perfectly prepared and flawlessly served. Don Carlos is a... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you!!! we are extremely proud to being part of an excelent evening spent in our company embrassed by the beauty of our extraordinary hotel where, as you correctly said, Don Carlos Restaurant is located. Please be free to contact me for any further informations. I remain, More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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137 reviews 137 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I have seen this restaurant since I started going to Milan back in the eighties, unfortunately I had never experienced it befor. Last April, while visiting some business partners I decided to stay at The Grand Hotel et De Milan. As I arrived late , it was raining (as often does in Milano...) I opted for the restaurant after the... More

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

Dear Guest, thank oyu very much for your extremely kind feedback. having you twice in a row has been a proof that our concept has been totally satisfactory to you, and it makes us very proud of it. Our biggest present is to have guest coming back to us desireable of a wonderfoul meal in an uncompareable place. Thank you... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled upon this in a search for a bit of fine dining. We were greeted warmly & very well looked after all the way through their lovely leisurely taster menu (with beautiful wines). The dining room is very pleasant and the food is perfectly cooked & well presented. Enjoy!

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

Dear Guest, thank oyu indeed for your precious feedback. this is vital for us. I am extremely happy that our offer met your expectations and the lenght of our tasting menu has been considered well balanced and appreciated. I sincerely looking forward once more to have you in our restaurant while presenting you a new tasting menu while matching a... More

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