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El Barbapedana

#313 of 6,131 Restaurants in Milan
#387 of 6,630 Places to Eat in Milan
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Corso Colombo 7, 20144 Milan, Italy
+39 02 832 1732
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 118
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  • 95
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 12
    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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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I don't know anybody like this place! Food isn't so good as well! For example, risotto was oversolted, octopus was like rubber, tune was not fresh! But wine and bread was very nice! ♥️♥️♥️

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

BeeGees, warm light, cooking book library and excellent 0,5 liter red wine (6€) - super setting for a one man Monday evening late dinner. Menu in Italian and English: I had ravioli (boring filling, fresh tomatesauce lacking seasoning) and millefeuille verdure (vegetarian, lots of fresh vegetables, beautifully arranged in the oven: again, the taste lacked character, very plain. Friendly service.... More 

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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about El Barbapedana

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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
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?

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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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