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Da Bruno

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Via Maurizio Gonzaga 6, 20123 Milan, Italy
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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1 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 

Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

As we entered the Da Bruno, the lady who supposed welcome the guests has showed us the most terrible table although there were better tables which are still no "reserved". Might be because our appearance (jeans, shirt, backbag) was inappropriate? After we insisted, finally we got an appropriate table and hoped for a delicous Italian dishes. Here are our resume... More 

Thank tiimax1717
Graziella B, Proprietario at Da Bruno, responded to this review

Dear supposed customer, again a person who wrote a very bad evaluation.. and who just joined Tripadvisor. You say you like the Italian food, but you never did an evaluation before.. very strange. It is not a real evaluation. The restaurant exists since 1939, we make great food with passion and we use to reserve the tables to customers that... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Da Bruno traditional italian food Family owned since 1958 we went in Friday 20:00 their seems to be regular customers some old and alone enjoying traditional good home like food We had pappardele with mushroom and ravioli with spinach all very tasty the Scaloppine di Vitello al Marsala superb And its close to the Doumo

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Leven, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We were staying in an hotel near the restaurant and went in on spec as it looked like a real Italian restaurant. The surroundings were welcoming and the waiter was smart,efficient and friendly. There was a good choice of dishes and wines. We chose various meals and none of the six of us in the group were disappointed. We had... More 

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san diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The restaurant is attractively decorated and has an old-fashioned feel and provided what I consider old fashioned service, which was very pleasant and prompt. We were in the restaurant early, so it was not very crowded when we entered, but it filled up while we were eating. They offered an antipasto buffet for 12E, which was very diverse. My wife... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Good service, marvellous selection of hors d'oeuvres. A fairly hefty bill, perhaps as a result of our party of eight drinking several bottles of wine! Location is close to our hotel, the Brunelleschi, which is just round the corner from The Duomo.

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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for the restaurant because it listed on Rick Steves' book. We asked for the buffet. The food was salty and cold. It was one of the worst meal I had over our trip to Italy. I wished I had just grabbed some panini. In addition, the server was not friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 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: 02.804.364

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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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