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Pasticceria Marchesi

#49 of 363 Dessert in Milan
#251 of 6,691 Places to Eat in Milan
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Via S. Maria alla Porta 11/a, 20123 Milan, Italy
02 862770
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Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect coffee and breakfast for a song

We would avoid the expensive and mediocre hotel breakfast and amble down here every morning for our coffee and breakfast. After getting used to paying $4 for mediocre espresso in NYC, it was a real treat to have a perfect one for 1.5 euros. Nice old time atmosphere. Can be a little crowded at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We would avoid the expensive and mediocre hotel breakfast and amble down here every morning for our coffee and breakfast. After getting used to paying $4 for mediocre espresso in NYC, it was a real treat to have a perfect one for 1.5 euros. Nice old time atmosphere. Can be a little crowded at the bar in the morning, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Marchesi is an Italian landmark for many years and doesn't disappoint. Ever. The pastries, sweets and desserts are extraordinarily delicious and yet don't burn a hole in your pocket. It's quite common to see the Milanese pop in for a quick pastry with Espresso and run off! It's a must do in Milan!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Definitely my favourite bar in Milan. And best coffee. No tables. Great patisserie, chocolate and pastries. The atmosphere is perfect. Demel in Vienna, Procope in Paris, Florian in Venice and Marchesi in Milan.Just less touristical . What more?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This was the best breakfast we had during our week-long stay in Milan. We tried mostly everything in this little pasticceria, and we were pleasantly surprised. This place may look small and dusty from the outside, but the inside holds so many delicious confections. But, the true secret of this tiny little tucked-away shop in the corner of Milan, is... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Pasticeria Marchesi in via Santa Maria alla Porta # 11 is a classic of Milan ... the specialty is the coffee taken at the bar, quickly, a shot and go, among the milanese business people and locals that visit this places since 1824 (or so they claim ... ) in any case, the quality of the coffee is indeed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you love dessert, you will like this place. We had cappuccino, some cookies and chocolate. They were simple, traditional, fresh baked, not too sweet, and delicious. You must try small bread(looks like meringue) dessert stuffed with cream (or chocolate cream. Don't remember the name). Bad: No seating area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I admit that we visited this pasticceria as I needed to use the toilet. On entering we found it full of hustle and bustle which gave it a great atmosphere. There are no seats so everyone was drinking coffee at the counter. While my husband ordered two espressos I went in search of the ladies. I asked the lady behind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

In Milan it's the best. The service is very polite and everything is special. Coffee is good too. I advice the panettone during Christmas time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Vienna has Demel, Milan has Marchesi. I only miss a table for spending few minutes reading still a place to go. Try chocolates and pastries. Coffee is excellent...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Not only coffee, cappuccino and pastries. Also the best "aperitivo" in town, with a wide selection of well done cocktail drinks and up-for-grabs snacks. 7 to 8 PM. Closure at 8 PM is implacable. Fun guaranteed. Don't miss it.

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  • Address: Via S. Maria alla Porta 11/a, 20123 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
  • Neighborhood: Centro Storico
  • Phone Number: 02 862770

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Staying in Centro Storico

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Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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