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El Barbapedana

#227 of 5,722 Restaurants in Milan
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Corso Colombo 7, 20144 Milan, Italy
+39 02 832 1732
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Open now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 107
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  • 88
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing

Booked the same friday we went and we had a really nice surprise: the restaurant is really romantic, because it recalls a Swiss chalet and paintings and other gadgets are typical of Milan. The menu offers specialities of the North of Italy, but also other Italian food: the quality is really high... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
Giulia M
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Small restaurant with paper towels, Milanese/North Italian food. Nice staff, music a bit loud. The milanese risotto was really good, but the Ossobuco was not ( and this is a shame with such a good risotto), quality of meat wasn't good and something in the sauce wasn't right. The "antipasto" ,a tortino with gorgonzola cheese, was tasteless and direct from... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Booked the same friday we went and we had a really nice surprise: the restaurant is really romantic, because it recalls a Swiss chalet and paintings and other gadgets are typical of Milan. The menu offers specialities of the North of Italy, but also other Italian food: the quality is really high and the service is fast. The food and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Very nice small restaurant. The people ase very frendly. We ate risotto alla milanese con ossobuco: delicious. And cotoletta alla milanese: tasty tender veal meat. A visit is hoghly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Amazing little hole in the wall. The whole place holds like 15 guests and was run by a charming man leading cooking, seating and serving all by himself. He made us feel welcome and served food that was a great step above all other Italian food we'd had in our trip across the country this month. The wife would drag... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

It was pouring rain and we needed to find shelter and some lunch. We read the TA reviews and figured we'd give it a shot. Plenty of locals were there. There were just 9 dishes written on a chalkboard in Italian but the waiter spent the time to translate and explain each one. I got a veal scallopini in mustard... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

This is the place you need for a Saturday or Friday dinner, if you want to avoid the crowdy touristic areas - good food and excellent service in reasonable prices - original italian attitude and cozy atmosphere. Tip: reservation is important because it is a small place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We visited this restaurant after reading the TA reviews. It was easy to find it since it is close to Porto Genova Metro Station. It was Saturday night but we were lucky enough to get a table for two. The customers were mostly locals and the atmosphere was nice. There were no english menus but the waiter was fluent in... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Classic Milanese cuisine. Cosy little restaurant the we just happened to walk by - saw the certificates of excellence and decided to try. Unfortunately our first choice on the menu - the Milanese risotto with roast loin of veal was unavailable but there were many alternatives which we wanted to try. I had the black ravioli with sea bass in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

thank you to all the people that took the time to write a review extolling the many virtues that make up this amazing restaurant.thanks to you all my husband and i shared the best Milanese meal to date this evening. the food had a depth of flavour that only comes with generations of tweaking, the wine accompanied the food perfectly... More 

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21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We stumbled upon this restaurant which turned out to be a little gem of great Milanese cooking. Service was immaculate with good wine recommendations. Try the speciality osso bucco with risotto flushed down with full-bodied wine from Puglia.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corso Colombo 7, 20144 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan
  • Phone Number: +39 02 832 1732

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?