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Pasticceria Marchesi

Via S. Maria alla Porta 11/a, 20123 Milan, Italy
02 862770
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Ranked #259 of 5,141 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert
Dining options: Reservations
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Ancona, Italy
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Marchesi is one of the city's oldest caffès and the decor will bring you back to another era. Porcelain cups, silverplate spoons, and old fashioned glass cases for the pastries go hand in hand with the refined service you'll find here. There are no tables and seats; this is the kind of place where locals pop in for a quick... More

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Nimes, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I reckon this is one of the most popular and oldest pasticceria in Milano, and once you ate the meringue stuffed with cream, you totally understand why! it's heaven!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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411 reviews 411 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We were drawn to this place because of the beautiful window decorations. During fashion week, they made cookies shaped like buttons, purses, and pattern pieces. Great place to have a break if you're doing a walking tour. You'll burn off all the calories. Everything is fresh and tasty.

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124 reviews 124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I pop in here whenever I have the chance for a Saturday morning breakfast and it's always a great way to start the week-end. I love the place that has been preserved over the years maintaining its original flair. Croissants are simply delicious and the same goes for the pastry. Also, this is one of the pastry shops in Milan... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Have you planned a trip to Milano? Don't miss this "pasticceria"! It does have an amazing selection of "praline" , "frutta candita" , "panettone" (one of the best in Milano but only on Christmas), "pasticcini", but on top of it it's a BEAUTIFUL antique shop. Think of Laduree in Paris, but this is still original with its wonderful ceilings and... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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122 reviews 122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
413 helpful votes 413 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We discovered Pasticceria Marchesi by pure coincidence while walking towards Santa Maria Delle Grazie from Duomo. In addition to excellent pastries and cake, I had one of the best cappuccinos in Milan! Although I am not a big panettone fan, the one I tried at Marchesi was extremely delicious, and without the artificial & extra-sweetened aroma of usual panettoni I... More

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Milan, Italy
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

The quality of the pastries, cakes and coffee would be sufficient to make this place worth a visit; however, the unique value of this place lies in the charming atmosphere and the stunning furnishing. If you are lucky enough you will be served by a charming lady that we have been seeing there since our very first visit.

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223 reviews 223 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

At 24 Euros per Kilo, you can buy the best Italian pastry panettone. Enjoy it! Traditional cake in Milan and known all over the world as the cake which people wrap in boxes during the Christmas season. It is quite dry and studded with fruit as well as candied cintrus zest. According to history it was invented by the noble... More

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Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

I went there fir breakfast after reading all the amazing reviews on tripadvisor. The place looks lovely and the cakes look delicious. All I tried is their Brioche which was different; sweet instead of savory. It was fresh and all but it was a new experience for me and the kids. My kids didn't eat it. I wish they had... More

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Milan, Italy
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71 reviews 71 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

I have been a regular at Marchesi since childhood, and it is one of the very few places in Milan that invariably maintained the same highest standard. The ambiance is as classy as one can imagine yet with an elegant touch of understatement. It is populated by a regular crowd, who call the 'baristas' with their first name and, like... More

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