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Don Lisander

Centro Storico
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Via Alessandro Manzoni 12A, 20121 Milan, Italy
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Perth, Australia
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506 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had lunch he nice environment adequate service probably not that great for the cost of the lunch I had the veal cutlet which was nice my wife had the angus beef which she didn't like the waiter offered to change it but she didn't want to Nice place for a sunny day

Thank RobertMPerth
Greater London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Superb restaurant, 5 minutes walk from La Scala Opera House. Great food, friendly service and a good atmosphere

Thank tottenhamboy2016
Bicester, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel, this restaurant is in a good location, it had a good atmosphere and the service was friendly and pretty attentive. However, for 2 mains and 1 dessert excluding the bottle of Champagne cost us €80. The champagne was €120 and was not kept in a fridge, so we had to wait 10/15mins for it to be... More 

Thank Nathan H
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

We can only echo the reviews that comment on bland food, inattentive service and vastly overpriced food. Do not be fooled by the secluded candle lit courtyard. The interior is only one small step away from cafe decor with one long bench seat along one wall with very tired upholstery. Like your other reviewers we also felt rushed through our... More 

Thank JAKEdinburgh
Thessaloniki, Greece
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

It was introduced to us by our hotel concierge. Unfortunately it didn't worth. Food was not so good for an Italian restaurant and seemed like "let's feed them something ".Service was a bit lazy and it was like "come on guys, finish and leave".

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Service: 10/10 Atmosphere: 7/10 Furniture: 7/10 Cleanliness: 9/10 Welcoming: 9/10 Taste: 8/10 I recommend to try the liver platter as a starter, it was very delicious. The location of the restaurant is fantastic, it is in the heart of shopping district. From here you can end or start your shopping spree.

Thank fuad_alhosani
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

My husband and I booked Don Lisander at the recommendation of our hotel concierge. We had wanted to reserve a special restaurant to celebrate our last night of holiday and we were so disappointed with our experience. For the price of the food compared to other restaurants we ate at during our trip to Italy, we expected much more. The... More 

Thank LaurenMPK
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This restaurant is a couple of hundred yards from La Scala and the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele, where restaurant prices tend to the very high. But prices were reasonable here, the room is attractive, the service good. The wine list is interesting and fairly priced. The food is of very good trattoria standard. Unless you are looking for Michelin-starred fine dining,... More 

Thank LeedsAmateur
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

the Restaurant was located conveniently in the via A. Manzony, and this was good experience and nice lunch, I would recommend for people willing to have lunch , but nit quickly to enjoy the taste.

Thank Murat67
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The atmosphere is great in this cozy restaurant. It has both outdoor and indoor dining. We were greeted warmly by the head waiter, Giuseppe, who made our service experience extraordinary. I have noticed other reviews stating this was pricey but compared to other restaurants in the area price was comparable. What set this apart was the attentive service level as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Alessandro Manzoni 12A, 20121 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
  • Neighborhood: Centro Storico
  • Phone Number: 02-7602-0130

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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 Centro Storico

Neighborhood Profile
Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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