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Pasticceria Cova

Via Monte Napoleone 8, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 7600 5599
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“cakes” (20 reviews)
“tiramisu” (18 reviews)
“pastry” (9 reviews)
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8:30 AM - 7:30 PM Hours
Italian, Cafe
Via Monte Napoleone 8, 20121 Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped in for a late lunch after a full day of shopping. Great to have a light, late afternoon option. Food was delicious. Service was warm and friendly. It's a pretty space with great people watching. Wishing I could go right now!

Thank momandktravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before I got seated, I told the waiter I only had 15-20 minutes and asked if that was OK. It was not a problem at all and the service was lovely throughout. I ordered the tiramisu, which is their specialty, along with an ice tea....More

Thank FrenchCactus
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

My wife had the EGG with cress sandwich. She loved it like the British egg sandwiches she grew up with. The potato chips were the best I have had in years. I don’t remember the last time that I had as good as this. Not...More

Thank GeorgeDubiecki
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Cova is one of the most famous Italian restaurants in Asia, and this shop in Milan is definitely one of the spot that Asian traveller can't miss. The quality indeed didn't disappoint. My friend and I ordered penne and crab salad to share. The salad...More

Thank Kyle F
Reviewed August 3, 2018

A very old tea/cake shop with wonderful old fashioned service at the bar. Two glasses of prosecco & lots of little bites come with it. The older local lady next to us polished most of the food off- obviously not having any dinner tonight! A...More

1  Thank Hooray H
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Specifically came back here after having been a few years ago. Coffee wasn’t as good as I remembered but all made up for by the staff, location and surroundings in general. Recommended.

Thank kevinchoi88
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Looking for somewhere to sit down and rest our feet after shopping the famous Milano fashion district We came across a beautiful window decoration of cakes! we visited at lunch time & helpfully greeted and seated within minutes (was very busy) The sandwiches was very...More

Thank mattjams
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Went there every single day of my stay Some waiters were great a few one kind of lazy Desserts, Tramezini, Canapes all there is delicious

Thank stuka123
Reviewed July 6, 2018

This is a very popular spot, but we were underwhelmed with both the coffee and the jam filled ‘croissant’ ... worth a look nonetheless for coffee at the bar.

Thank Christo8
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Very nice place, cosy atmosphere, excellent coffee and cakes, located in famous Via Montenapoleone. Ideal for a coffe break during shopping.

Thank KonstantiaM2
Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square
is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon
of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds
to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria
Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high
quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch
expedition into a royal experience. Head to the
rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the
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Questions & Answers
October 24, 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from ChrisS74 | Reviewed this property |
I don't dreak tea sorry.
July 25, 2015|
Response from PasticceriaCova | Property representative |
Dear Primozhoc, we use a special blend, made from carefully selected beans from the best Central American and Brazilian plantations, the Cova blend combines six different Arabica blends. If you want to buy we sell it in our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $30
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Monte Napoleone 8, 20121 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
  • Neighborhood: Centro Storico
  • Phone Number: +39 02 7600 5599
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Founded in 1817 by Antonio Cova, a Napoleonic solider, Pasticceria Cova is one of Milan’s oldest pasticceria, an iconic place where tradition meets elegance and style. Today, the Montenapoleon restaurant and caffè offers a journey of delectable discovery, inviting guests to experience signature Italian hospitality and a true taste of Milanese cuisine within exquisitely designed interiors from breakfast to aperitivo.
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