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La Dogana del Buongusto

#210 of 6,567 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Via Molino delle Armi 48 | Zona Colonne San Lorenzo, 20123 Milan, Italy
+39 02 8324 2444
19:30 - 00:30
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Mon - Fri 12:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 19:30 - 00:30
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London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Non-Italians posting on here are easily pleased. Here's the real deal: it wasn't that great. The scallops are tiny and were over-cooked. The gnocchi with coconut and clams are an adventurous attempt by the chef but the flavours really do not mix well together. The gnocchi had too much potato and not enough flour. The chocolate lava cake came with... More 

Thank ianoflynn
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a really fun evening participating in the wine tasting class at this charming restaurant. We sampled three very generous glasses of wine/prosecco which were also paired by small snacks prepared by the restaurant. The sommelier, who was also the owner, was friendly and very helpful. We were provided with a short but insightful look into picking wines for... More 

Thank 166selinaw
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of my go to Resturants in Milan. Location is great and the food is excellent. Though I have eaten here several times I have never been disappointed. The staff is most friendly especially Nickolas the owner. Not a bad thing on the menu and the atmosphere is fantastic. Try the meat on a stick (sorry forgot the... More 

Thank cb914 .
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Went there for a dinner, the staff was very polite and the place looks really nice and intimate. Few tables but they have waiters and sommelier taking care of the customers. Our waiter was called Nicolo, super service and we were very happy with everything! Nice place for a romantic dinner but also smart place for business dinners and private... More 

Thank Mariana V
Okanagan Valley, Canada
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Exceptional! After sleuthing for restaurants, I dropped in last night. First, the pictures don;t do it justice; it's very warm, charming, and rustic, yet refined with white tablecloths and servers (and the owner) well dressed. The food quality was absolutely superb, presentation splendid, and prices very reasonable for the quality. The owner also happily helped me with wine recommendations, being... More 

Thank Nicholas W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We ate here on our first night in Milan we had a beautiful meal with some great wines,it was incredibly busy because it was a Saturday night but the following Wednesday we were greeted by the waiter with would you like to start with prosecco. This is a charming ,rustic ,thriving restaurant,the food is superb and the attention to detail... More 

Thank Q352LRcharlesb
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

La Dogana del Buongusto is the best restaurant in milan. :) Big opinion huh? One could argue on each aspect of dining out... food, wine, service ambiance, etc. When you put everything together in perfect balance, that's amazing and that it La Dogana del Buongusto. The staff is consistent, very gentil, informative on the wine and food as well as... More 

Thank 63vino
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We came to enjoy a great wine tasting class and were impressed enough to stay for dinner. Wine tasting class is very intimate with lots of helpful, easy to understand insights from the owner that prepare you better for future wine tastings. Atmosphere in the restaurant downstairs is great and the food is wonderful.

Thank Evan P
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The first night of our trip we did a wine tasting here (booked through Viator) and enjoyed the atmosphere, staff, wine and food so much we decided to come back for dinner. The meal was the best we had in Milan - ordered the burrata and beef tartare as appetizer, schnitzel and goose ragout as a main, and tiramisu and... More 

Thank Amanda G
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Perfecto! Great food, great wine and fabulous service. Sommelier was very attentive during our wine tasting experience. Highly recommend.

Thank Diane C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$38 - US$65
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 00:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 00:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 00:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 00:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 00:30
19:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Molino delle Armi 48 | Zona Colonne San Lorenzo, 20123 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Navigli
  • Neighbourhood: Navigli
  • Phone Number: +39 02 8324 2444
Typical Milanese restaurant in the city centre. Offering local and all-over Italy traditional recipes focusing on the quality of our ingredients. A large selection of Italian wines is available. Changing our menu every month we try to keep our offer as seasonal as possible. Open also for lunch with cheaper but not trivial menus

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Staying in Navigli

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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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