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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!
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
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
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.
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
*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
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!
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
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
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.
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.