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Don Carlos

#611 of 6,462 Restaurants in Milan
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Neighborhood:
Brera
Mediterranean, Italian, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Soups
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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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Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Classic & historical fine dining

I have always wanted to eat here and finally my dream came true. Sebastiano and his team provided a fantastic dining experience. The food was delicious. The atmosphere absolutely gorgeous. The team provided service with excellence and gracious hospitality.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
BambinaRosa
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have always wanted to eat here and finally my dream came true. Sebastiano and his team provided a fantastic dining experience. The food was delicious. The atmosphere absolutely gorgeous. The team provided service with excellence and gracious hospitality.

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Moscow, Russia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dining at the Don Carlos is a time machine experience for the fans of traditional Italian cuisine and opera

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Thank eugene b
RistorantiGHedM, Direttore at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your dinner at “Don Carlos” restaurant and for your great review on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to learn that it has been a positive experience; thank you for your kind words about our traditional Italian cuisine, we are happy You appreciated it. We suggest You to visit our Facebook page Ristorante Don Carlos and our... More 

Moorestown
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

I started with these 3" square squid ink Ravioli stuffed with grouper that was the size of an American Nickle and slimed with this bright green sauce. To finish this awful dish they added two scary looking miniature octopus. The Veal Milanese made up for the prima piatta dish. My wife had the Foie Gras...ordinary, and Turbot that was great.... More 

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Thank Pescecanne
RistorantiGHedM, Direttore at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Guest, first of all we would like to thank you for choosing “Don Carlos” restaurant and taking time to share your experience. We are really sorry to know that your experience at our restaurant has not been very positive and that, in particular, You did not appreciate very much our Ravioli. Thank you for letting us know your feedback... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Very cozy and comfortable. Great food and friendly sociable staff! The fois gras was amazing as well as the white veal pasta!

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Thank Steve B
BanquetingGHedM, Direttore at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Guest, first of all we would like to thank you for taking time to share your experience at “Don Carlos” restaurant and for your positive feedback. It has been a pleasure having you in our restaurant for dinner. We are pleased to learn you liked our service and the food you ordered. We will be very happy to have... More 

Queensland, Australia
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

If you like to enjoy fine food in a sophisticated and beautiful atmosphere, this is the place. I had the tagliolini with white truffles, the veal, a glass of local red wine and, to finish, a vintage dessert wine. The food was excellent and so was the service.

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Thank RogerS40
BanquetingGHedM, Direttore at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Guest, first of all we would like to thank you for taking time to share your experience at “Don Carlos” restaurant and for your positive feedback. It has been a pleasure having you in our restaurant for dinner. We are very happy you appreciated the atmosphere and the service of our restaurant, but especially the cuisine. We are going... More 

Italy
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Had dinner here with long time friends from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The ambient is quite small (I guess it can take no more than 30 people), but beautiful and full of history, next to the Grand Hotel, one of the historic hotels in Milan. Top notch food and wine, finely presented and served. Professional staff, though we had to wait... More 

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Thank tipitina
BanquetingGHedM, Direttore at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Guest, first of all we would like to thank you for taking time to share your experience at “Don Carlos” restaurant and for your positive feedback. We are delighted to learn that you have enjoyed our "cotoletta alla milanese vestita", our selection of wines and the service of our staff. We apologize for the waiting time. We will be... More 

New York City, New York
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Had our last anniversary vacation dinner here. (We had stayed in the hotel on our honeymoon.) Our experience was just about perfect. Good wine recommendations, the food was inventive and excellent. Service friendly and impeccable.

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Thank Bruce C
BanquetingGHedM, Direttore at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Guest, first of all we would like to thank you for taking time to share your experience at “Don Carlos” restaurant and for your positive feedback. It has been a pleasure having you in our Hotel for your honeymoon and that's everything was impeccable. We will be happy to welcome you back on your next trip to Milan. We... More 

New York City, New York
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152 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Excellent dining, beautiful dining room, very nice and no frills staff. Try of course the Risotto alla Milanese (con midollo) and if you eat meat (I don't anymore) the famous "Cotoletta alla milanese vestita", which means with bone. Good choice of wines, excellent Champagne.

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Thank musician1959
BanquetingGHedM, Direttore at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Guest, first of all we would like to thank you for taking time to share your experience at “Don Carlos” restaurant and for your positive feedback. We are delighted to learn that you have enjoyed our dishes, atmosphere and our selection of wines. We will be happy to welcome you back to Milan. We suggest to visit our Facebook... More 

Milan, Italy
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Very nice ambient, placed in historic hotel in Milan, one of a very few remained. We had a four courses dinner including antipasto offered by the chef. While the first 3 dishes were excellent (quality, taste, representation), the main course, which was veal fillet, was overcooked and dry hence so far, very positive, impression was spoiled. Interesting mousse offered by... More 

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Thank MilicaJ
BanquetingGHedM, Direttore at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Guest, first of all we would like to thank you for taking time to share your experience at “Don Carlos” restaurant and for your positive feedback. We are sorry that you found our veal fillet overcooked and dry we will verify with our Chef. Regarding the mousse, we usually serve some pastries together with the coffee. We are sorry... More 

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126 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The restaurant is in grand et Di Milano Hotel,gastronomic restaurant,typical Italian with test menus as option. Service is attentive ,varieties from the anti pasta ,first cours ,main dish and desert,prices is suitable for what they offered .

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Thank hisham T
BanquetingGHedM, Direttore at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Guest, first of all we would like to thank you for taking time to share your experience at “Don Carlos” restaurant and for your positive feedback. We will be happy to welcome you back on your next trip to Milan. We suggest to visit our Facebook page Ristorante Don Carlos in order to be always updated on new offers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, 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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Brera
Brera captures the real essence of the city. It is an excellent mix between history and modernity, where tradition meets innovation. Here design and beauty reign. On Via Brera there are the famous Pinacoteca (galleries), the National Gallery of Modern and Antique Art, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Interior design boutiques and intellectual cafes are typical of the district. Walking along Via Madonnina is a must to admire the architecture of buildings and the design stores. On Sundays, going to the local market is an unmissable opportunity for fashion, style and art. Tucked away, there is the Orto Botanico di Brera botanical garden that seems like a painting framed in an ancient fairy structure. Last but not least, it’s worth a visit to Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli with its Planetarium, the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum).
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