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La Libera

#1,912 of 6,415 Restaurants in Milan
#2,130 of 6,915 Places to Eat in Milan
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Via Palermo 21, Milan, Italy
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    3 of 5 stars
    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
London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This is my third time to La Libera and equally as enjoyable as the first. An American friend who had worked in Milan recommended it to me as his go to restaurant. Just recently, my airbnb host had booked myself and two friends there for dinner as we were arriving rather late on a Sunday evening. The atmosphere is buzzy... More 

Thank Beaverlea_10
London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Cosy, nice place, serving lovely food. If you are looking for the Milano experience this is the place to go. The small dining room creates a lovely atmosphere.

Thank phoneless215
Dublin, Ireland
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146 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 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 

1 Thank cc4bees
Hong Kong, China
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

1 Thank MaxSpark
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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.

Thank Ana Carolina A
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank phyllis w
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank Jeroen B
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

Thank Irvin E
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

Thank Albert97d
Milan, Italy
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Palermo 21, Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Brera
  • Neighborhood: Brera
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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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