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Don Lisander

#1,567 of 6,156 Restaurants in Milan
#1,765 of 6,656 Places to Eat in Milan
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Via Alessandro Manzoni 12A, Milan, Italy
02-7602-0130
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12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 46
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  • 29
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  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Overpriced and nothing special

The risotto and the chicken dish was okay and so was desserts. Nothing special and a bit tasteless. The so called "Gourmet" burger was really poor. I would have McDonalds any day compared to this. Unfortunately it was just a really poor bun of bread and tasteless chevy meat. No real filling... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Ad69dk
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Tokyo
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Peaceful outdoor setting on Via Manzoni. Given that this is in the luxury boutique area, the pricing was about what we expected. The clientele appeared to be roughly half local, half tourist on the July weekday when we went. The menu offered slections of original / creative dishes as well as traditional regional dishes. I ordered the ossobuco which turned... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The risotto and the chicken dish was okay and so was desserts. Nothing special and a bit tasteless. The so called "Gourmet" burger was really poor. I would have McDonalds any day compared to this. Unfortunately it was just a really poor bun of bread and tasteless chevy meat. No real filling. Looked forward to the honey glaced onions but... More 

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stefano m, Proprietario at Don Lisander, responded to this review

I'd like to thank Mr. Ad69dk for giving me the opportunity to remark that McDonald's burger, that by the way I like, have nothing in common with our Gourmet Burger. If Mr. Ad69dk will take time, I would be very happy to show him where we source the meat and the quality of each component we use. Not to mention... More 

Paris, France
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped at the restaurant while shopping via manzoni without reading any review. Restaurant was pretty pricey for Milan and food was average. However, the terrace outside is nice and very calm. The restaurant room looked old and unfriendly. Plus the kitchen was upstair and was very noisy

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Toulouse, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Went here on hotel recommendation on our first night. Very pleasant atmosphere sitting outside under large awning near the fashion district of Milan. Service good but food very bland but quite expensive. Wouldn't head back here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

No way, it's my favorite restaurant in the city. I went twice and was magic. Classy and luxury. Top location, nice service, great dishes. Love it.

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Was in Milan for 7 days and found a few restaurants I really liked, and this was definitely one of them. They have some tourist traffic because of their central location but their dishes aren't tourist. I went back a few more times before I left, and the food was consistent. You'll spend a bit more for food than some... More 

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seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Long standing Milan restaurant where I first learned about Barolo 10-15 years ago. This time around the wine list is just as impressive although, unfortunately, prices have risen with the times. 1993 Barolo Bricco Rocche needed decanter time. The shrimp ceviche with avocado is delicious. The steak tartare lacked presentation but was delicious. Clientele an equal mix of foreigners and... More 

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Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. When we arrived, the glare from the waiter left us wondering what offence we may have caused. After seating and ordering water and bread, we found the service beyond bad - it was actually hostile. Needless to say, we can't comment on the food as we got up and left the staff to... More 

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stefano m, Direttore at Don Lisander, responded to this review

We proudly cooperate with all the 5 stars hotel in Milano. If our service would be as Mr. Roger is writing, we would be bankrupted. Most probably Mr. Roger should sedriously take into consideration his attitude. About TripAdvisor....myself and many collegues of mine are doubting about seriousness of comments that are threatening restaurant credibility. Comments based on anger and not... More 

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A visit to Don Lisander has become part of our annual family trips to Milan. With its outstanding Italian cuisine fantastic local atmosphere, welcoming staff and perfect location right by the main fashion streets of Monte Napoleone and Via della Spiga it is the perfect place for a relaxing break over or after a busy day. Under a new ownership... More 

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Milan, Italy
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Don Lisander is one of Milan's household names. I returned there with guests last week-end after several years and unfortunately I must report that it only has maintained the pleasant outdoor seating and its high price from the good old times. Food quality was mediocre and service incredibly slow.

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Additional Information about Don Lisander

Address: Via Alessandro Manzoni 12A, Milan, Italy
Phone Number: 02-7602-0130
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Alessandro Manzoni 12A, Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
  • Neighborhood: Centro Storico
  • Phone Number: 02-7602-0130

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Neighborhood Profile
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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