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Giovanni Cova & C


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner


$13 - $28
Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our group of six decided to get some snacks at this place and were delighted with the amount of goodies to choose from. Their baked goods were mouth-watering and the gelato, WOW! This place is highly recommended when in Milan!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 88edgari
Reviewed May 4, 2019

This was our first stop when we got to Italy and it was a fantastic one! The staff was very helpful even though they were really busy and we were ignorant tourists! We loved our coffee drinks and the pastries and were only sad we...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

We all loved our breakfast including our 4 year old. We had the gourmet breakfast, so reasonably priced at 12e. Pastries, bread, coffee, eggs, bacon... Very well presented too. The waiter was really nice and accommodating. Such a pleasant experience. Will definitely come back.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Nigella78
AndreaMuzzi66, Proprietario at Giovanni Cova & C, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2019

Thank you so much Nigella, we hope you'll come visit us again soon, every day we prepare something new and sweeter! Giovanni Cova & C.

Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

First time in Italy, and this was exactly what I pictured an Italian breakfast to be like. Coffee is excellent, and the cakes are amazing. The apricot filled croissant is so buttery and properly filled, and it tastes even better dunked in the coffee. The...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

*Good: Nutella brioche is just what you look for : crackling surface, soft inside and gooey middle. Good coffee of course. View is nice; we sat on the terrace in the sun. *Meh: Tiramisu was nothing interesting. Scrambled eggs were over-cooked - also a very...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank PhilomeneT8
AndreaMuzzi66, Proprietario at Giovanni Cova & C, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2019

Good Morning, thank you for your review. We are sorry that you faced a bad experience like this. Certainly there is a misunderstanding, we hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed January 25, 2019 via mobile

Super location, great service as delicious food we've had! Highly recommended and I would always come back to this special designed location. Bella

Date of visit: January 2019
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AndreaMuzzi66, Proprietario at Giovanni Cova & C, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2019

Thank you so much for your review, looking forward to see you again soon!

Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Great food and service. Pasta is exceptional. Restaurant is fun and filled with locals. There are wonderful deserts to choose from.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Miranda V
AndreaMuzzi66, Proprietario at Giovanni Cova & C, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2019

Thank you so much Miranda, Pasta in exceptional.. but our Panettone is the best! Looking forward to see you soon!

Reviewed January 7, 2019

Giovanni Cova is a cafe and restaurant next to Sforza Castle, one of the most important attractions of Milan. You will find typical Italian cuisine and excellent cakes. I am not convinced that someone caring for a healthy non-calorie diet will be similarly delighted visiting...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

In general we were very disappointed with the quality of baked goods around Milan, but this is the only exception. Their cream brioche (croissant) was very flaky and had lovely custard cream inside. The pistachio version was also good. I am happy to eat the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

We went here as we were a bit too early for our dinner appointment and that appeared to be a very good idea. The shop has many different sweet and other delicacies to offer besides fantastic espresso. We ordered some of the sweets and we...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Wally B
AndreaMuzzi66, Proprietario at Giovanni Cova & C, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Thank you so much Wally! Sometimes time and case reserve sweet surprises! Giovanni Cova & C.

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