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La Magolfa

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Via Magolfa 15, 20143 Milan, Italy
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:30 am
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198 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were reaching Milan after Parma and I would like very much to taste this restaurant! Unfortunately, there was no easy parking and a strange young guy was talking on the phone outside the restaurant, so my husband asked me to leave the place. When I got out the owner told us to leave the car just outside and then... More 

Thank Rania Z
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We found the place by accident but we liked it there. Pizzas and huge salads for just 6 euro, very good place just few minutes of walk from the canals. Only 4/5 because staff in general is not very proficient in english and also the toilets were less than average you would expect from a restaurant.

Thank Martin V
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Went here as we were staying above he restaurant and a thunderstorm prevented walking far. Looks basic from the outside but once inside the decor is really nice, looks very old fashioned and traditional. Staff are friendly and as it was fairly quiet during the day they were very attentive to ensure we were enjoying it As first time in... More 

Thank Daniel E
New Jersey
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We stumbled in off of our road trip into Milan, not giving any thought to the timing of our arrival. All we knew was we were hungry! The place was empty, and we didn't realize until later that it was because we walked in during siesta. But the gentlemen in the restaurant didn't hesitate to provide us with a perfectly... More 

Thank Terese333
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Tucked away just a block or two off the Naviglio (Milan's canal district) is a local yokel trattoria. The food, service and friendliness is above par, while prices are below market for that area. That's a good thing! and what makes it better is that you can leave the selfie sticks, hipsters, tourists, and Moroccan 'entrepreneurs'(?) pestering you to buy... More 

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Thank Scott R
Guernsey, Channel Islands
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

After wandering around the flea markets along the canal we stopped here just behind the main street. The menu was the usual pizza and pasta, and we sat outside under a heater so were nice and warm even though it was sunny. They took a very long time to bring my friend's food (my boyfriend and I were almost finished... More 

Thank mervalino
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Ordinary place and very low quality food. The staff is not really keen on clients, you have to ask them what you want at least twice to get it...

Thank Elisa B
Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

Really good food and low prices. Portions are really big so do not take to many dishes :) sometimes this place is crowdy, what is good sign that people enjoy it :)

Thank Jakub K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Absolutely one of the best, no nonsense, italian cuisine eaten while in Milan. Sitting behind the trendy canal at Navigli, this well established local eatery serves first class produce at very affordable prices... two mains and a bottle of Gavi cost only 30 euros. I spotted this recommendation through an app called 'spotted by local people'( would recommend downloading for... More 

Thank RhonaAnderson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

19 Euros for 2 bowls pasta, half litre of wine and loads of freshly baked bread. Pasta was really good quality. I had the arrabiata, the sauce was great. House wine was simple table wine but fine. Saw the pizzas on another table, shame I didn't have more room for one! Attentive friendly staff no complaints. Makes me wonder why... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $32
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Magolfa 15, 20143 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Navigli
  • Neighborhood: Navigli
  • Phone Number: 028321696

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Navigli

Neighborhood Profile
The Navigli is part of historic Milan. In the ancient days, the entire city was linked with canals, similar to Venice. Today, most of the canals are gone, but the Navigli remains a canal-based neighborhood. There are two major canals: Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande. The Naviglio Grande's bridges greet visitors at dusk with an amazing view. The Navigli district specializes in clubs, cafes, and vintage shops. Lifestyle reigns supreme here. You can start the walk from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, an antique colonnade in front of the Basilica di San Lorenzo. During the daytime, this place acts as a meeting point for artists and students reading books or chatting with friends; the nights turn it into a stepping-stone for club hoppers. Science lovers will also relish the opportunity to visit the Science and Technology National Museum Leonardo Da Vinci, showcasing inventions of the Italian genius.
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