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#1,450 of 4,369 Italian in Milan
#1,869 of 6,145 Restaurants in Milan
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$31 - $62
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Italian, Mediterranean, Lombard, Northern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Centro Storico
0.2 miles from Brera District
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Reviewed October 24, 2023 via mobile

We had Sunday lunch here and thought it excellent. We’d checked for vegetarian food and Giuseppe, the manager went through the options from the menu for us. The restaurant is charming and has old school Milano feel, like the old trams that run round the...city. But the food is exciting and a modern twist on classics and beautifully presented. By plin pasta (little pockets filled with creamed potato) were light and wonderful, the cauliflower dish (cauliflower mousse with brocolli and onion) was excellent and something we’d not experienced before, the veal cutlet, a classic, was excellent and the smoked spaghetti was amazing. Icecream came with a range of toppings for a do it yourself dessert - brilliant! Service was great, price was reasonable, a decent wine by the glass selection. We thought it was one of the very best meals we had on our 2 week trip round Europe and wouldn’t hesitate to go back when in Milan. Grazie!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 1, 2023

It was a wonderful experience the ambience was great, the food even better the manager and service were really nice We had the steak tartare the best I ever had and the lamb shank and risotto were delicious I recommend you should go and enjoy...a quiet night with delicious mealMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed June 19, 2023 via mobile

The lunch menu is limited there is not much of a choice. I ordered a Cesar salad and it was nice. Not delicious but tasty. I don’t know anything about the wine selection but I wanted to drink some beer. There is not much of...an option either. Italians may prefer wine with everything but as a tourist I expected much more actually. Still the service is friendly, so not a bad experience.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed November 13, 2022

For an informal business lunch we got some traditional dishes that were prepared very well: Lo sformato di mellanzana, and the risotto milanese ticket off the boxes. Service was good.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed April 19, 2022 via mobile

We only had a drink and some “appertivo.” No complaints and I wouldn’t mind trying a meal there. Good bar selection and good location.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Really good Drinks for a relaxed Aperitivo (lots of different Negronis), friendly people, beautiful location!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed May 3, 2019

it was a large group, the cheese and cold meat platters were nice the risotto very good. service nice but very slow. nice music with disc jockey donwstairs . a very nice evening

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Place to be for aperitivo ...even when is empty.... in an old Milan restaurant/ bar from other temps , with delicious cocktail 🍹If you like old atmosphere from other temps you will like it!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

The Tombon used to be a regular haunt for ex pats in the 70s. We thought we’d pop in to see how it had changed. It’s still a very Art Nouveau and Deco mix. It’s now more of a restaurant than a bar. Anyway we...were given a table despite it being a busy Saturday lunch time. We had traditional Milan food and was really good. Very enjoyable and took us back to our happy times when we lived in Milan Thanks.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

We just looked for a place to have a coffee in the afternoon and a drink, but in this area there are really not many places open during the weekend. So we stumbled into this one. They have the original interior from the beginning of...the last century and we were simply amazed to find such a gem in the middle of nothing really (touristically speaking). Food and drink where very moderately priced and of good quality. We would come again for sure.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

After spending time walking around Milan we were all looking forward to our dinner at El Tombon. Our drinks arrived to satisfy our thirst which had built up after an active afternoon - so far so good. Then the waitress spilled some drink over one...of our party - not a huge problem, she apologised and rushed back to the kitchen to get some paper towels to mop up the mess and try and soak up the damp on the individuals trousers. This was the start of of the saga at this restaurant. No paper towels appeared. No food for the vegetarians in the group despite asking for the food - it never appeared. The manager, a friendly type (not), argued that the vegetarian meals had been served (maybe to another table) and that the waitress had not spilt any drink! The waitress in question denied this accident and continued to find the whole episode rather comical! As we were leaving the manager then descended in to a rant in front of everyone in the restaurant. A very interesting approach to making the customer feel very welcome and eager to return! Maybe a new concept in customer hospitality in this part of Milan! The food may have been good but this display of friendliness really put everyone off their food. Will we return in the future - if we want a Basil Faulty type night then possibly. A simple apology from the manager would have been suffice!More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed June 15, 2017

there are plenty of fashion bars and restaurants in milano. the el tombon defenitely has nothing to do with fashion. it's pure style in a historical location in the center of milano.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

If you're in Milan, you must make sure you stop here for dinner. You are away from the crowds and the bustle of the Duomo and The Galería and you greatly appreciate it! I made the hotel book a reservation for me at 730 pm...which is still quiet early for Italians to eat in Milan. But I was made to feel welcome by Alex the moment I walked in. He spoke English, Spanish and Italian. The biggest meal to get in Milan is Veal Milanese and Risotto ! He suggested that we split the Meal down the middle for my wife and I and it was plenty of food. I also got a Caprese salad which was fresh and delicious. I still had access to Aperitivo which is basically a small buffet to start you off of cured meats and cheeses. I just stuck to my meal, salad and bread it was beyond words! So delicious, I wish I could go back right now. The ambiance was beautiful with classic rock songs in the back being covered and made slightly lighter. The place was clean and beautiful and everyone was attentive. At the end of the night with my meal and two glasses of wine, I spent $53 Euro and it was perfect. Thank you Alex for a great evening !More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed May 6, 2017

On a quiet aimless meander through Milan we came upon this lovely stylish place. It's beautiful outside, with lovely deco windows, reminiscent of Rennie Mackintosh. Internally it's also wonderful, the staff are extremely friendly and welcoming, telling us it housed Italy's very first bistrot. Initially,...we sat down for a drink only but were so taken with the place we stayed to eat too and were really impressed with the quality of food on offer from the early evening tapas-like choices. Would highly recommend it because it's just a little different to everything else we encountered.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed January 13, 2017

Stopped here with my wife (native Milanese), as we were staying in a nearby hotel. Most people were here for the excellent aperitivo deal (buy a drink, have access to a buffet of appetizers). I ordered the 'dressed cutlet' (cotoletta di maiale vestita). Very good,...basically an arugula/tomato salad on top of perfectly cooked pounded out cutlet. My wife had a salad, very good if not outstanding. Prices were quite reasonable, especially given its proximity to the Milan historic district. Artisan beers, good wine selection, very helpful and attentive staff - this was a great experience and I will definitely come again.More

Date of visit: January 2017
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3.5