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Don Lisander

Via Alessandro Manzoni 12A, Milan, Italy (Centro Storico)
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Ranked #2,316 of 5,080 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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53% Recommend
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Its hard to not get good food in Milan, this restaurant is no exception. Essentially the seating is outdoors but covered in a conservatory style, food was excellent, atmosphere good, service very good and everyone had a great evening. Quite expensive compared to other places just as good,

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Hollywood, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This was a business dinner, at a restaurant that I did not pick. The restaurant is in the central business district, where you normally might not expect to see much late night dining, but Don Lisander was convenient and open. It is actually quite an attractive place, with mostly outdoor seating, and the weather was beautiful. The table shared salmon... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We ate lunch there, starters, main dish, dessert, everything was very delicious! It seemed very popular among local businessman at lunch time. Couple of tourist tables as well. I think the prices were also reasonable, consider like 40-50 euros per person, if you don't go for the expensive wines of course... We paid around these prices at very mediocre restaurants... More

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