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Osteria dei Poeti

#2,230 of 6,189 Restaurants in Milan
#2,491 of 6,688 Places to Eat in Milan
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Brera
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Corso Garibaldi 40, 20121 Milan, Italy
02 8690321
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 54
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  • 15
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice little gamily owned Italian restaurant

From outside it looks tiny but once inside it is not tiny at all. Tidy and clean family owned restaurant. Service is a little old fashioned but the simple menu was good enough for a quick dinner . It is not expensive and for an Italian sausage pasta at 10 Euro was a good price and the quality was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

From outside it looks tiny but once inside it is not tiny at all. Tidy and clean family owned restaurant. Service is a little old fashioned but the simple menu was good enough for a quick dinner . It is not expensive and for an Italian sausage pasta at 10 Euro was a good price and the quality was very... More 

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Los Barriles, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Wonderful home cooked food in a warm and inviting restaurant. Many choices and reasonably priced for Milan. The staff was helpful in coping with our limited Italian, giving us menus with descriptions in English of what these authentic dishes consist of. Everything we tried was new to us and delicious. Try the pasta with zucchini and saffron sauce. Va bene!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Pretty nice little restaurant, good food, friendly personnel and delicious homemade desserts! However it's not a good idea going to the bathroom, unless you really need to.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A rainy night in Milan, looking for a restaurant near our hotel, we came across this one. So pleased we tried it. Tasty home style cooking, good wine list, very pleasant atmosphere. We only had starters and mains,so now regret we had not read Tripadvisorr reviews till later, on the strength of which we may also have had dessert !... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Milan is not a difficult place to bump into a good restaurant or a trendy wine club, but, when it comes to a proper wine list, made of little gems hand picked by the owner, not to impress the reader but to delight the wine lover, this is the place to go. Rare bottles are personally selected and stored to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Stumbled across this restaurant while browsing the Brera neighborhood. The space is small and cozy with amazing dishes from all over Italy. Don't miss the chocolate and pear cake - I would come back to Milan just for another slice!

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Milan, Italy
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

In the heart of the fashionable Brera district in the middle of Corso garibaldi, which is full of overpriced and expensive restaurants, this is a pleasant exception. Mostly frequented by regular clients it has a very good value for money proposition with only a few dishes on the menu that follow the season and the tradition and very honest prices:... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The restaurant is cosy and, together with the furniture, has the flavour of childhood old things. This and the name of the osteria, which has a sibling in Bologna, attracetd us; however the food wasn't as tasty as one would experience in Bologna itself. We had pasta, gramigna with walnuts which was nice, fillet and a cartoccio which was rather... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Quite good food. Authentic menu. Fair prices. Service omg so unfriendly. The staff does not even try at all to be pleasant. If you are looking only for good food not nice atmosphere, it is ok. Ambiance pretty bad as well.

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Taos, New Mexico
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

A local who owns a gallery in town (www.africacurio.com) recommended Osteria dei Poeti to us and was even kind enough to make reservations for us. Reservations are recommended as it is a small place and it fills up quickly especially at dinner time. The food was delicious, fresh and good. The hostesses were very attentive and it was evident that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corso Garibaldi 40, 20121 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Brera
  • Neighborhood: Brera
  • Phone Number: 02 8690321

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 74
  • Cuisine: Italian

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Brera
Brera captures the real essence of the city. It is an excellent mix between history and modernity, where tradition meets innovation. Here design and beauty reign. On Via Brera there are the famous Pinacoteca (galleries), the National Gallery of Modern and Antique Art, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Interior design boutiques and intellectual cafes are typical of the district. Walking along Via Madonnina is a must to admire the architecture of buildings and the design stores. On Sundays, going to the local market is an unmissable opportunity for fashion, style and art. Tucked away, there is the Orto Botanico di Brera botanical garden that seems like a painting framed in an ancient fairy structure. Last but not least, it’s worth a visit to Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli with its Planetarium, the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum).
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