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La Libera

#1,880 of 5,309 Restaurants in Milan
#2,109 of 5,792 Places to Eat in Milan
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Centro Storico
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Via Palermo 21, Milan, Italy
02-805-3603
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great restaurant and always a highlight on a Milanese trip

I find La Libera rather different to other Italian restaurants. The menu is original and often changing. Involtini of Sword fish gratinated is a starter worth considering. As are the various dishes in pastry (en-croute) You can even have a soup with a thin layer of pastry on top but why not try... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
Irvin E
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Dublin, Ireland
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135 reviews 135 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Having had a special and singular meal in Osteria del Curso (see my review) they recommended La Libera. As we arrived at 2000 hours, early by Milan standards, we were fitted in without a booking and taken through the menu by helpful english speaking staff, and suggested a delicious red at €25. The room is as welcoming as the management... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Was recommended by a local friend in Milan to try La Libera and it was a great choice. As we were arriving during the busy Milan Furniture Fair week we went to the restaurant beforehand to make a reversion. Upon arrival during lunch time we found the place closed but the owner? (cute/short guy with the handlebar moustache) opened the... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A restaurant of the locals always packed because it is really good. Great ambience, good service and fantastic food. An experience not to miss in Milan.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I was on a business trip to Milan and decided to try La Libera, in Via Palermo. Popped in to book table, with a client, and was told, don't worry you dont need to book for tomorrow, and we look forward to seeing you. As suggested, popped in the following evening, to be greeted by same man possibly the owner,... More 

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Heelsum
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I visited La Libera for the second time (with a group of 14, which took a bit of arranging in the pretty small restaurant) and again, was pleasantly surprised by atmosphere, the service and above all the food. After having had some Japanese fashion the night before, La Libera was a relief: there is still real Italian food in Milan.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I find La Libera rather different to other Italian restaurants. The menu is original and often changing. Involtini of Sword fish gratinated is a starter worth considering. As are the various dishes in pastry (en-croute) You can even have a soup with a thin layer of pastry on top but why not try the delicious steak in pastry. The restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Classic restaurant in brera. Good food, not too expensive compared to other options in the area. Very busy, nice environment

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Milan, Italy
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60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The place is nice and cozy, lots of tables and full of people. The ambience reminds a French bistrot. There is a traditional milanese menu and overall Italian cuisine. It is not cheap and not extremely expensive either (one meal, half dessert, a bottle of wine for 4 people came to 42eur each). But in my view it is a... More 

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Milan, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I' ve been at la Libera with a friend for a Saturday evening dinner. The venue is the "old milanese trattoria" stlyle, service was good (a little bit of pressure to be quick in ordering). I had stuffed and fried courgette flowers (very tasty), pasta with shrimps (pretty poor portion, a little bit undercooked the pasta) and a dessert (slice... More 

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52 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

wow we really did enjoy our dinner here. the food is fresh and delicious.more locals than tourists here. gets busy after 8pm. the chocolate gelato with warm chocolate sauce is to die for. worth a try when in milan

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Palermo 21, Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
  • Neighborhood: Centro Storico
  • Phone Number: 02-805-3603

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 146
  • Cuisine: Italian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?