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El Barbapedana

#162 of 6,195 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
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Corso Cristoforo Colombo 7, 20144 Milan, Italy
+39 02 832 1732
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

To expensive for the quality and portion,but the customer service was great there are a lot of trattorie in Milano you can eat better an more chiper.

Thank Luca V
Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

If any wants to try typical food Milanese needs to come here. It is simply great. All different dishes we too were great, all family happy. Service good, food fresh, good selection of vine.

Thank MaciekTa
London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

A work colleague and I enjoyed this meal thoroughly. The waiter (owner?) was warm and helpful and food excellent.

Thank Scribbit_Finhangle
Karlsruhe, Deutschland
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161 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Barbapedana is a pretty small restaurant near Porta Genova. My guess would be that it is stuffed with more than 30 people but has maybe especially for this reason a nice and cozy athmosphere. The food was very good (Osso Buco with risotto milanese) and pricing fair. I had organized there a group dinner with roundabout 20 pax and even... More 

Thank Benson1976
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

I don't know anybody like this place! Food isn't so good as well! For example, risotto was oversolted, octopus was like rubber, tune was not fresh! But wine and bread was very nice! ♥️♥️♥️

Thank Константин Ф
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

BeeGees, warm light, cooking book library and excellent 0,5 liter red wine (6€) - super setting for a one man Monday evening late dinner. Menu in Italian and English: I had ravioli (boring filling, fresh tomatesauce lacking seasoning) and millefeuille verdure (vegetarian, lots of fresh vegetables, beautifully arranged in the oven: again, the taste lacked character, very plain. Friendly service.... More 

Thank JoostDenmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Small restaurant with paper towels, Milanese/North Italian food. Nice staff, music a bit loud. The milanese risotto was really good, but the Ossobuco was not ( and this is a shame with such a good risotto), quality of meat wasn't good and something in the sauce wasn't right. The "antipasto" ,a tortino with gorgonzola cheese, was tasteless and direct from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Booked the same friday we went and we had a really nice surprise: the restaurant is really romantic, because it recalls a Swiss chalet and paintings and other gadgets are typical of Milan. The menu offers specialities of the North of Italy, but also other Italian food: the quality is really high and the service is fast. The food and... More 

Thank Giulia M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Very nice small restaurant. The people ase very frendly. We ate risotto alla milanese con ossobuco: delicious. And cotoletta alla milanese: tasty tender veal meat. A visit is hoghly recommended.

Thank steceve
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Amazing little hole in the wall. The whole place holds like 15 guests and was run by a charming man leading cooking, seating and serving all by himself. He made us feel welcome and served food that was a great step above all other Italian food we'd had in our trip across the country this month. The wife would drag... More 

Thank Mark S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corso Cristoforo Colombo 7, 20144 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Navigli
  • Neighborhood: Navigli
  • Phone Number: +39 02 832 1732

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  • 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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