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C'era una Volta una Piada

#44 of 6,293 Restaurants in Milan
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Viale Coni Zugna 37, 20144 Milan, Italy
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun - Thu 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fri 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Milan, Italy
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This "piadineria" has literally no negative characteristic. The waiting time is short (unless it's the time everybody crams in to eat), the location is beautiful and edited in every detail, the food is spectacularly good and also plentiful and the people who work there are kind and professional. The price is very low compared to the quality you receive. I... More 

Thank AdriZaAst
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I don't now what to tell ...I go with The family on lunch , and this restaurant is in renovation process...and I don't see information about this ... I think for us( tourists) the property need to write this informatio here or in official site ....

1 Thank Nedeljka R
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

This is a great little place. The personnel dressed up fairytale style and all decorated beautifully. We had flat breads with tuna, ham and others (one each) and these were delicious. More than enough for one person for lunch. We ate all of it and need siesta now. Highly recommended. The prices are great too.

Thank Nieuwenhuyse
Budapest, Hungary
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78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

I was here with my boyfriend for dinner. The place is very romantic as it is furnished. The food and its quality is great, amazing. The service was nice, polite and fast. I really enjoyed this place.

Thank takacsV
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Tastiest and cheapest padina in Milan! The decoration is cute,too!! Full satisfied and we will come back again without second thought

Thank Odysseas N
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

This place is so great! The food was delicious, and the service was prime. Most importantly, it was cheap! You get a huge piadina for a great price. I definitely recommend it.

Thank Kem M
Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

An excellent place, offering a wide variety of piadinas, in a unique and cosy atmosphere. Always very busy, but not without reason due to the great price / quality. Highly recommended.

Thank Polyvidi
Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016

Great, affordable and super delicious piadas. For only 5 euro you get to choose between a large number of different piadas - great value for the money! And the atmosphere is truly something that makes you feel comfortable and satisfied!

Thank YanaMladenova
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

In Milan for a few days, we wanted to enjoy as much as we could. For both the city and the food. We had high expectations for this place after seeing other reviews and still were amazed by the place. The food was not amazing but simply perfect. Tasteful fresh ingredients prepared in a doll house. They know how to... More 

Thank Jean C
Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Sure you may stand in line almost any time you go there. Sure the menu is limited - only 16 "flatbreads" called Piadinas here - some salads, drinks and not much more but what they have is amazing. You place your order at the cash register where the line that sometimes stretches outdoors finally leads. There you also order a... More 

1 Thank FatHillTraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $7
Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Coni Zugna 37, 20144 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Navigli
  • Neighborhood: Navigli
  • Phone Number: 393459004683

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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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