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“Great View and atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Bar

Il Bar
Ranked #3,373 of 8,089 Restaurants in Milan
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: An unforgettable view and a unique location for breakfasts, lunches, cocktails and exclusive parties. You find us on the seventh floor of 'la Rinascente' in Milan.
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great View and atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

Having visited the adjacent restaurant a couple of nights earlier we dropped in the bar for a lunchtime break from sightseeing. Firstly the view of the Duomo is great and could only be bettered from the outside terrace(weather permitting). This is a meeting place for friends out shopping and a sort of place for 'ladies who lunch' in a casual manner. It is busy and again it pays to get there early. The drinks are reasonable value and the food certainly looked tasty and well presented. I agree with previous contributors that the service can be a bit random but this is almost par for the course on the continent--getting a bill can take nearly as long as your meal!--We weren't rushed so it wasn't a problem but I can understand the comments. I did however enjoy my brief bar interlude.

  • Visited February 2014
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Brisbane
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Top quality food in Harrods like foodhall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

Definitely worth a visit to this food Hall on top of La Rinascente shopping Centre. We ate here a few times as the food was alwys great quality. this was the best pizza I ate the whole time I was in Italy which was for 3 months. the bar serves drinks with a view of the Duomo with western food (burgers, toasties, ceaser salad etc) great pictures to be taken with the Duomo directly behind you. Type of upmarket food court. I loved it and it reminded me of Harrods.

Visited January 2014
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Keerbergen, Belgium
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great view, very bad service ”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

For the bar on the 7th floor of la rinascente, I can be very short. Only go there for the view, don't sit down and drink something. The waiters are rude and unfriendly. They don't care that your cocktail is ready to be served, they just keep on talking to each other until the cocktail is warm to serve.

Only check out the view!

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Thank tmstt
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Oxford
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
“Great views- forget the service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

OMG! The views are amazing- the service does almost not exist. I have very rarely seen such a disorganised inefficient crew anywhere. So I just had a drink and left after waiting for 15! minutes for the bill despite asking 3 different waitresses for it. Just went to the till in the end and demanded to pay NOW. That did the job. Quite amazing really that the Italian restaurant right opposite offers great food and great service at the same time. I guess it all boils down to good management and people motivational skills. I shall never return there..

Visited November 2013
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Web_Mktg, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Bar, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
Dear Jionkan,
Thank you for your report. Your opinion is very important for us.
We regret reading that your experience has not been particularly positive.
To provide an excellent service to our customers is one of our main goals and we apologize for any inconvenience you've experienced during your visit.
We ensure you that we'll carefully consider your feedback.
Best regards.
Il Bar Milano - Marketing and Communication Department
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Normandy, France
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“View of Duoma top, great chocolate and good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

The bar is outside on a terrace on top of a department store. Take the elevator to the top, and then the escalator to the very top.

You get a great view of the Duomo top, the part you do not see from the ground.

Seating is comfortable on sofas, but no privacy, especially when it is busy. Food is tasty, a bit expensive, and service is very good considering the amount of people that need to be served in many different languages.

Hot chocolate is a must, specially in the autumn.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Dutch-Mikey
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