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Da Bruno

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Via Maurizio Gonzaga 6, 20123 Milan, Italy
+39 02 804364
11:59 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:59 am - 11:00 pm
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Noosa, Australia
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having just arrived in Milan after a long flight, we were in search of an authentic meal close to our hotel. There was only one problem - it was late afternoon and the majority of restaurants (other than around the Duomo or other high tourist traffic areas) were closed until the evening. We stumbled across Da Bruno as it was... More 

Thank Christine S
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Traditional restaurant with waiters in white jackets. Food excellent and service great. Similar prices to other restaurants in the area, but more comfortable and less rushed.

Thank Ann S
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We choiced this restaurant because it is very close to the hotel and in Milan downtown. I would say that we had a great experience with the italian food, great antipasto, tuscan ham, then homemade pasta and the best cotoletta I have ever had. The bill is normal considering the area.

Thank rpalmeri80
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking not for a touristy place but a place where regulars come over and over again for last 20 years this is the place. And do not look on working hours that are indicated in Google or here. They are open for dinner! I had eggplant parmesan and it was perfect! In US you always have too... More 

Thank Margarita C
Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to walk just a little further but the food is worth the extra steps. We had a lovely lunch with quick and kind service. We enjoyed the quiet of the restaurant whilst being in walking distance of the shopping centre of Milano

Thank TA4tobias
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended place to dine in. If you are a football fan you will get to witness the Maldini signed jersey. Had the seafood pasta and it's delicious, they are very generous with the seafood.

Thank 117alfredl
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521 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

4 of us ate here our next to last night in Milan. Overall we liked it. Was a Thursday and not very crowded (900pm). Only language we heard was Italian. Server spoke to us in Italian but once he knew we didnt speak it w/ any fluency we got by w/ his English and our Italian. We had grilled fish,... More 

Thank sccrref
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

The restaurant was pretty nice. Food and service were above average. We had a nice meal there, but the homeless guys on the sidewalk on Gonzaga, drinking and commenting on passing women, take the charm out of a visit to this part of town. I'd go someplace else till they hire a policeman.

Thank RCP012
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Avoid this dated style over substance "tourist trap" restaurant with disappointingly subpar quality food. The decor was "classic/traditional" or a dated Hollywood perception of an italian restaurant movie set, whichever suits you, complete with a signature picture of Will Young and some other known celebrities on the wall. Service was rushed and forced, even though the restaurant was half empty.... More 

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Graziella B, Proprietario at Da Bruno, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Rafael, I am very surprised. You are another person, with just ONE evaluation on his tripadvisor record, who decided to write really bad words about my restaurant. This is not a real evaluation. My restaurant was born in 1939 and it is not a tourist trap. We offer the classic italian food and food from Tuscany. It looks... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The food came writhing 10 minutes of ordering which leads me to question whether anything was fresh. The table was not ready for our reservation and they proceeded to push two previous tables together with stale bread left over. The host was incredibly pushy with getting our orders out the way and proceeded to force orders out of us giving... More 

Thank Nraymundo
Graziella B, Proprietario at Da Bruno, responded to this review

Dear Nraymundo, my restaurant was born in 1939 and without our quality and service we wouldn't have survived for such a long time. Our service is very fast because in some case, as homemade and fresh pasta, the time of cooking is really short. I understand that you didn't like the food we propose. I invite you personally to come... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$27 - $44
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:59 am - 11:00 pm
11:59 am - 11:00 pm
11:59 am - 11:00 pm
11:59 am - 11:00 pm
11:59 am - 11:00 pm
11:59 am - 11:00 pm
11:59 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Maurizio Gonzaga 6, 20123 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Navigli
  • Neighborhood: Navigli
  • Phone Number: +39 02 804364

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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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