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Don Lisander

Via Alessandro Manzoni 12A, Milan, Italy (Centro Storico)
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Ranked #2,149 of 4,934 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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52% Recommend
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Milan, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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171 reviews 171 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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71 reviews 71 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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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Very attractive restaurant from the outside, but this was a very average and expensive meal (120 euros for two for 2 courses). The wine list is vast and not helpful if you're not an Italian wine expert. However, the waiter did produce a decent bottle of Barbera for 21 euros when asked to recommend something. The waiter was quite rude... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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88 reviews 88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

We went there as a group for a business lunch. We had a set menu mainly seafood which was very good. The restaurant has an outdoor and indoor seating.The service and overall atmosphere were extremely good.

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Every time we stay in Milan centre we eat at this restaurant and have been doing this for 20 years! it is always good to be remembered when you enter. However, this time, although the restaurant is very welcoming and the service is good, the food was not as good as we remembered. my spaghetti was "tired" although the sauce... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

It looks so nice from the street side you think it has to be good. It is not. After you are seated, you start to notice the gang of waiters that spend more time talking to each other than doing their job. The value of the food was one of the worst I ever had. Ar the end they tried... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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176 reviews 176 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

This has been one of my favorite places in Milan for some time. It is right in the center of the city (walking distance to La Scala and the main shopping area), somewhat hidden in the garden of a building on Manzoni street. Food is very good, authentic Milanese and service is "old school", very professional.

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