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C'era una Volta una Piada

#28 of 6,457 Restaurants in Milan
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Viale Coni Zugna, 37, 20142 Milan, Italy
393459004683
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7:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun - Fri 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 395
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  • 246
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A magical moment in a fairytale

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
Jean C
via mobile
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Jean C
Echo Lake, California
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank FatHillTraveler
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

I've been there the first time 3 years ago, and since that time i keep going 1 time per week. Thanks god My office is pretty close so I can eat once per week my favorite Piada: crudo, tomato and damer! Quality/price is incredible, around 5/6€ you can eat and drink...and the piadinas are really huge... One is enough!! I... More 

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Thank MattiaP2
Apalachicola, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

They have great, huge sandwiches at very reasonable prices. Cured ham, buffalo mozzarella, and many other choices, including fish and vegetarian. And the staff is very friendly. What more can you ask? Great quality at an affordable price.

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Thank Retsyo7
Hamburg
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

We went to this small bistro because we stayed very close to the restaurant and I have read the good recommendations. And I can totally agree on it. The portions are really big and the prices are great! We paid for 2 portions and 2 vino 15€ and we were so full. I also noticed that many locals going to... More 

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Thank Jes_schu
Brooklyn, New York
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

The reviews on this place were outstanding so we thought we'd give it a try. We weren't disappointed one bit. The place is extremely cute and has a friendly vibe. We arrived when it was opening for lunch and by the time we had finished it had started filling up. The piadina I had, with bleu cheese, prosciutto, and eggplant... More 

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Preston, UK
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Amazing lunch! We were in the area and needed a quick snack, and this place did but disappoint! Go for the piperita.. You won't regret it.... Buonissima!

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Thank Mintcake80
Graffignana, Italia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Great place to grab an affordable piadina and enjoy it on a stroll around (really, barely you'll have a chance to sit down). The piadina is simply delicious and hefty stuffed with the fillings of your choice. You can pick up among hundreds of ingredients and you won't be disappointed. A mention to the place: it recreates an ambiance of... More 

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Thank ZZDaveZZ
Valencia, Spain
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

When you are looking for something different but really Italian too, far from pasta and pizza, this is a good alternative. For around 6 Euros, you have your piadina and a bottle of water, for instance. This makes it really attractive for an easy way of having lunch or dinner around Milan. I would come back!

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Thank Alvaro L
Milan, Italy
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Being a local, I was very pleasantly surprised by the great service, the great prices (4-6 euros for a plate), and the great atmosphere. Very cozy yet spacious area and efficient serving (buzzers). Will come back again and again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Viale Coni Zugna, 37, 20142 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Navigli
  • Neighborhood: Navigli
  • Phone Number: 393459004683

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 7
  • Cuisine: Italian, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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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
Navigli
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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