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El Brellin

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Alzaia Naviglio Grande 14 | Vicolo dei Lavandai, 20144 Milan, Italy
+39 02 5810 1351
12:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was raw, no taste or seasoning but the tiramisu was banging. Drinks were good. Over priced meal

Thank Krishan P
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I read about this restaurant on a blog and it was also recommended by our hotel. This was our favorite meal in Milan! There is a cute outside patio which is where we sat. We were greeted with a complementary glass of prosecco, which is always a nice way to start a meal! The Milanese risotto and Milanese veal were... More 

Thank Paige F
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous location and nice feel inside the restaurant. Staff were excellent and could not be more friendly. The food was OK nothing exceptional but good enough. I had the veal Milanese which was all a bit dry to eat the Apple tart to follow was ok. Would not stop me going back perhaps I chose incorrectly.

Thank nickmI4176UD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was here on Easter accompanied by the family, 5 persons. All was good, food wine and service. It was the 3rd time here in a 5 years: I can't understand some negative receptions and I want to underline that El Brellin and Officina 12 are probably the best in the heart of the touristic area Navigli. Tank you all... More 

Thank Remoli
Oldham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a recommendation from our concierge after asking for a traditional Italian Milanese restaurant. We weren't disappointed as this was an atmospheric restaurant with great service and fantastic food. Not a huge menu but also not huge prices. Would definitely recommend and as a fan of tiramisu I have to say it is the best!!

Thank Mr_Mrs_Baxter
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked this area of Milan in the evening as it has lots of bars & restaurants along the canal side, & has a odd atmosphere. It seemed to have lots of locals in the area- a good sign. We ate at El Brellin twice, which shows we liked it.

Thank Keith S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

must visit if in Navalgi region. Delicious food and wine. Very romantic and lovely. Highly recommend. Dessert was good - tiramisu

Thank Lucy S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Usually I don't write review on restaurants because everyone has a different sense of taste. But this time I must do. The prices are very high compared to other parts of Milan. We ate two lasagnes and consumed a bottle of water and paid 40EUR! On another day we had a dinner just beside the Dome, in a roof terrace... More 

Thank Satc0
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i you want to eat some good italian food this is the perfect place and the food is great!!!! and I am italian! :)

Thank Madeleine D
Milan, Italy
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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Deco is rustic. The menu is not very long, but it makes an interesting combination of rustic with more modern dishes. The risotto alla milanese with ossobuco is a classic, and El Brellin prepares it really well. The wine list is impressive, really good.

Thank Pedro R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$38 - $63
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alzaia Naviglio Grande 14 | Vicolo dei Lavandai, 20144 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Navigli
  • Neighborhood: Navigli
  • Phone Number: +39 02 5810 1351

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • 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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