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La Magolfa

#1,419 of 6,458 Restaurants in Milan
#1,523 of 7,008 Places to Eat in Milan
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via Magolfa 15, Milan, Italy
028321696
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 81
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  • 143
    Very good
  • 92
    Average
  • 28
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  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pleasant experience

We visited this nicely decorated restaurant for dinner and were not disappointed. The place was packed and the waitor seated us in the upper floor. We ordered pizza and pasta. Pizza was good (I have tasted better to be honest) but pasta was excellent. Despite the crowd our order came quickly.The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
Konstantina Z
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Greece
via mobile
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Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food and low prices. Portions are really big so do not take to many dishes :) sometimes this place is crowdy, what is good sign that people enjoy it :)

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Thank Jakub K
Glasgow
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely one of the best, no nonsense, italian cuisine eaten while in Milan. Sitting behind the trendy canal at Navigli, this well established local eatery serves first class produce at very affordable prices... two mains and a bottle of Gavi cost only 30 euros. I spotted this recommendation through an app called 'spotted by local people'( would recommend downloading for... More 

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Thank RhonaAnderson
England
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

19 Euros for 2 bowls pasta, half litre of wine and loads of freshly baked bread. Pasta was really good quality. I had the arrabiata, the sauce was great. House wine was simple table wine but fine. Saw the pizzas on another table, shame I didn't have more room for one! Attentive friendly staff no complaints. Makes me wonder why... More 

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Thank grantleymassive
Greece
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

We visited this nicely decorated restaurant for dinner and were not disappointed. The place was packed and the waitor seated us in the upper floor. We ordered pizza and pasta. Pizza was good (I have tasted better to be honest) but pasta was excellent. Despite the crowd our order came quickly.The waitor was polite and even came to ask us... More 

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Thank Konstantina Z
Milan, Italy
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Got invited to La Magolfa by a friend from Milan. He had booked a table for 4 at 9pm, and we all arrived on time... to discover that nobody knew about our reservation (ok, it can happen) and that nobody couldn' care less about it (and this is not ok). We waited 20 minutes without any feedback from anyone from... More 

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Thank Maxine C
MIlano, Italy
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Pro's ... very good prices for the area (popular with students). Pizza dough is not bad quality at all, and the location is great. Con's ... They are selling themselves as a traditional Italian Pizzeria.... however the quality of food on offer says different. They don't even have fresh mushrooms. Also their prosciutto cotto , well ... its not prosciutto... More 

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Thank Milan1976
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great local menu, fresh ingredients. Fantastic prices, generous portions, 90% locals, 10% airline crew. Highly recommended, 10 minute walk from the P.ta Genova subway station, across the canal.

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Thank Huffer79
Zonhoven, Belgium
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We choose this restaurant based on reviews of local people. We started with a pasta dish, which was very tasty. The main dish (hamburger) however was disappointing. Just stick to pasta!

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Thank DorienB89
Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We came across this local restaurant by accident while walking in the Navigli area. Food was yummy and the price was very inexpensive.

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Palo Alto, California
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have been to Italy many times and have eaten in many places but the pasta here was the best of the places I have been to. We learned of this place from students at Bocconi a school near by. If you want to eat what the locals eat, this is the place!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: via Magolfa 15, Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Navigli
  • Neighborhood: Navigli
  • Phone Number: 028321696

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 32
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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

Staying in Navigli

Neighborhood Profile
Navigli
The Navigli is part of historic Milan. In the ancient days, the entire city was linked with canals, similar to Venice. Today, most of the canals are gone, but the Navigli remains a canal-based neighborhood. There are two major canals: Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande. The Naviglio Grande's bridges greet visitors at dusk with an amazing view. The Navigli district specializes in clubs, cafes, and vintage shops. Lifestyle reigns supreme here. You can start the walk from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, an antique colonnade in front of the Basilica di San Lorenzo. During the daytime, this place acts as a meeting point for artists and students reading books or chatting with friends; the nights turn it into a stepping-stone for club hoppers. Science lovers will also relish the opportunity to visit the Science and Technology National Museum Leonardo Da Vinci, showcasing inventions of the Italian genius.
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