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Don Lisander

Centro Storico
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Via Alessandro Manzoni 12A, Milan, Italy
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12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Introduced but not worth

It was introduced to us by our hotel concierge. Unfortunately it didn't worth. Food was not so good for an Italian restaurant and seemed like "let's feed them something ".Service was a bit lazy and it was like "come on guys, finish and leave".

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2016
Thessaloniki, Greece
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

It was introduced to us by our hotel concierge. Unfortunately it didn't worth. Food was not so good for an Italian restaurant and seemed like "let's feed them something ".Service was a bit lazy and it was like "come on guys, finish and leave".

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Service: 10/10 Atmosphere: 7/10 Furniture: 7/10 Cleanliness: 9/10 Welcoming: 9/10 Taste: 8/10 I recommend to try the liver platter as a starter, it was very delicious. The location of the restaurant is fantastic, it is in the heart of shopping district. From here you can end or start your shopping spree.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

My husband and I booked Don Lisander at the recommendation of our hotel concierge. We had wanted to reserve a special restaurant to celebrate our last night of holiday and we were so disappointed with our experience. For the price of the food compared to other restaurants we ate at during our trip to Italy, we expected much more. The... More 

Thank LaurenMPK
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This restaurant is a couple of hundred yards from La Scala and the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele, where restaurant prices tend to the very high. But prices were reasonable here, the room is attractive, the service good. The wine list is interesting and fairly priced. The food is of very good trattoria standard. Unless you are looking for Michelin-starred fine dining,... More 

Thank LeedsAmateur
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

the Restaurant was located conveniently in the via A. Manzony, and this was good experience and nice lunch, I would recommend for people willing to have lunch , but nit quickly to enjoy the taste.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The atmosphere is great in this cozy restaurant. It has both outdoor and indoor dining. We were greeted warmly by the head waiter, Giuseppe, who made our service experience extraordinary. I have noticed other reviews stating this was pricey but compared to other restaurants in the area price was comparable. What set this apart was the attentive service level as... More 

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Thruxton, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We enjoyed Don Lisander and I would rate it good rather than average but not outstanding. We were made welcome despite our reservation having been lost and the waiter was a classic professional Italian waiter; good at his job, polite and efficient. The food was good 'though not cheap but I would go again.

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Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Good food, great service and a nice courtyard ambiance makes this a quaint and romantic restaurant for couples seeking a respite from the shopping which is just around the corner.

Thank Lucell
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Beautiful setting in a courtyard next to a park. The food was good but a little over priced. Example, I ordered a small garden salad and asked for some grilled fish on top. An appetizer portion totaled over 23 Euro.

Thank tucsok
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We ate here an early dinner before a concert at La Scala, and were enchanted by the setting, a view over the park with church bells chiming the hour. The food was excellent, but there wasn't much of it, and the price for one course with water rather than wine was in our judgement too expensive.

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Restaurant Details

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, Mediterranean
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Staying in Centro Storico

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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