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La Libera

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Centro Storico
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Via Palermo 21, Milan, Italy
02-805-3603
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 50
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  • 13
    Poor
  • 15
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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
Most recent review
Excellent Italian food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Jeroen B
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Heelsum
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  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Heelsum
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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4 helpful votes 4 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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new jersey
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46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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New York
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Outstanding Italian cusine, excellent service, great ambiance. I strongly recommend and will return when in Milan.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Wonderful Italian food, very good service, emblematic figure of owner! Here you get a feel of a true Italian restaurant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Saturday nights are quite busy nights in Milano and restaurants like this are not able to cope with a full house. Therefore orders get mixed and people get the wrong plates. Apart for this, the quality of food is actually decent and the portions are OK. It is essential to reserve.

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Toronto, Canada
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21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A Cozy and warm neighborhood place that seems to be filled with locals (non-tourists). The food definitely held up to the moderate price-point. The highlight was the Veal Tagliateli pasta which was shared.

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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 0 - 146
  • Cuisine: Italian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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