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Don Lisander

Via Alessandro Manzoni 12A, Milan, Italy (Centro Storico)
02-7602-0130
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Ranked #2,385 of 5,190 Restaurants in Milan
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro Storico
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English first
Stockholm, Sweden
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Staying at The Place Manzoni nearby we walked past the restaurant a few times during the days we spent in Milano. Decided to eat there our last night. Nice atmosphere, not too crowded, mostly locals eating here this evening. We had a nice table in the back, did not book in advance. Effective and friendly waitress speaking good english ensured... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I went with my mother to Don Lisander as we wanted to enjoy a nice evening together outside, food being secondary in a way. We were very positive surprised and every thing served was excellent – well above expectations: the sushi Italian style as starter, the pasta with prawns and zucchini, the sea-bass, the dessert, all was very good and... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We dropped by accidentally at Don Lisander and spent a great evening- we were really surprised by all the negative reviews! We were greated very friendly and seated in the corner around the flowers. We were on a weekend trip and looking exactly for something with a romantic ambiente which this restaurant offered! Our waitress was a young but very... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I went alone for lunch after checking the menu outside. The restaurant is quite on an expensive side with a traditional Cuccina Italiana. They have a lovely terrace where I get a table. Waiters were attentive. I love the food - I ordered gazpacho soup and branzino - lovely. I would recommend this place to my friends and would return... More

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Shelton, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The night I was there they had a large party from the Men's Fashion week. The staff didn't seem to focus on the other tables. I found the attitude of the waiters to be very remote and while my waiter replaced a meal with a different dish both the initial offering and the substitute were not special. They are too... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I had my lunch solo in the garden but the place is so cosy and the staff so friendly that I felt almost at home. The food is delicious the Milanese cotelette was perfect, a nice desert but a little expensive...

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Menu is always great! - I have been for lunch and dinner, with clients and friends. I have found the service excellent and very friendly. The food is varied, traditional & regional. The desserts are great and you will often find something different alongside the traditional dishes. As soon as the weather starts to get warm, I find myself... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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170 reviews 170 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The restaurant is very central close to via Napoleone and other fashions streets. for a lunch it is to recommend. It is rather expensive but a good service, a tasty food, and a good mix between tourists and locals. I have been twice during the past 3 years and could easily return. I don't know how the place is for... More

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Milan, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is one of my absolutely favourite restaurants in the world come Spring/Summer season. The Food is fantastic year round but eating in their garden is a fantastic experience. The food is traditional Milanese cuisine done as it should be. I personally love the Salumi del Val Tidone and the Cottoletta alla Milanese which is served flattened and on the... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Enjoyed a nice lunch there yesterday after having been recommended the establishment. Great location, good food and staff friendly and most attentive. Not cheap, but we knew that when going in there.

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