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Ristorante Il Cestino

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Via Madonnina 27, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 8646 0146
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12:00 - 00:30
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3 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was ok, yet some of the portions were very small and also they charged us more than supposed to. Strongly not recommended.

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Thank Tiina L
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Il Cestino has had some mixed reviews on Trip Advisor so it was with some trepidation that we visited this restaurant after been recommended it by our waiter. Overall, and I can only comment on our experience, we had a lovely evening and would recommend this restaurant. The waiter we had was attentive but left us alone to relax so... More 

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Thank Mark H
Bucharest, Romania
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Order diavola! It's perfect. Not too spicy Waiters are great. Location is amazing It's the best pizza I've ever tried

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Thank andreeaandreea96
Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Customer for your friendly review. We are very happy for your liking and we hope to welcome you again very soon in our restaurant. More 

Geneva
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I must say, picking this restaurant was a mistake and it really ruined my lunch! It is one of the typical touristy places where they do not care about you as a customer. It was our last day in Milan and we really fancied some nice fish meal hence decided to have our lunch at Il Cestino - walked passed... More 

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Thank MDI N
Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Guest for the time spent reviewing our restaurant. We are very sorry for yor disappointment. Our restaurant is very famous for the gastronomic proosals and first quality service. It seems very strange receive negative comments concerning our staff did not care about our Customers. Sorry again if your unsatisfaction, hoping to have the chance to welcome you again... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overpriced. Rude staff. The most disgustingly stale bread I have ever seen. Average pizza and risotto. Cheap tasting house wine. Pizza toppings are obviously from a can. Really disappointing. And to make it all worse there was a hidden table charge of 3,50 per person. DO NOT COME HERE.

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Thank Coleman H
Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks for the tme spent reviewing our restaurant. We just point our couple of things: we serve first quality food and our loyal Guests testify with positive comments, in addition we do not add hidden table charge because that cost is just because in Italy service is not mandatory as in the other countries. We hope you can find other... More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Italian (pizza & seafood-)restaurant aims clearly at tourists and has the looks of a tourist trap. But looks can deceive. The very crowdy terrace is serviced by a very hardworking staff who serve a nice meal that is perfectly prepared. If you want to relax after a busy day, this is not the perfect place. But if you are... More 

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Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Customer for your friendly review. We always try to join first quality food with warm and professional service. Altough sometimes our restaurant could seem crowdy and not used to have quiet time, our staff is ready to welcome our guests in the best possible way. More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Milan for a 4 night city break as a treat for my birthday. The concierge had recommended places to dine in the area of Brera, saying that is where the locals choose to eat. So the day before my birthday we took a walk through Brera to scout out the restaurants. Most of the restaurants have some sort... More 

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Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Guest for your review. We are happy for your satisfaction however we want to underline the welcome drink is not debited on the final bill, as you rightly noticed; you had to ask to the waiter is anything was not clear on the bill and he had to clarify all the items. Anyway we hope to have the... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this place by accident looking for a meal for my 25th birthday. The manager outside promised us "the best veal in Milan" when we pointed it out on the menu - and we were not disappointed. The most incredible lasagne and tagliatelle ever, followed by the most gorgeously cooked veal. Finished the meal off with a melt in... More 

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Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Vicky for your friendly review. We are very happy for your complete satisfaction. We always try to join first quality food with warm and professional service. We hope to see you again very soon in our restaurant. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went there with my girlfriend for a dinner. It was quite busy, lots of people, but restaurant manager found us one table.we appreciated that! Food is tasty and nicely presented. We ate some seafood as a appetiser and mix grill fish. and we drink Gavi scolca black level at the end with a lovely Tiramisu . diffidently we enjoy... More 

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Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Guest for your friendly review. We are very ahppy for your liking. We alwayr try to join first quality food with warm and professional service. We hope to have the chance to welcome you again very soon in our restaurant. More 

1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I live in Milan and this is a real treat place. So nice! We had great tartar, beef fillet, ossobucco and ravioli with truffle. All the service was great, especially our server Ashik. Thanks!

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Thank Lizzie W
Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Lizzie for your friendly review. We are very happy for your liking and also to consider as one of our loyal Guests. Hope to see you again very soon in our restaurant. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:30
Monday
12:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:30
Thursday
12:00 - 00:30
Friday
12:00 - 00:30
Saturday
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Madonnina 27, 20121 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Brera
  • Neighbourhood: Brera
  • Phone Number: +39 02 8646 0146

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Staying in Brera

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Brera
Brera captures the real essence of the city. It is an excellent mix between history and modernity, where tradition meets innovation. Here design and beauty reign. On Via Brera there are the famous Pinacoteca (galleries), the National Gallery of Modern and Antique Art, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Interior design boutiques and intellectual cafes are typical of the district. Walking along Via Madonnina is a must to admire the architecture of buildings and the design stores. On Sundays, going to the local market is an unmissable opportunity for fashion, style and art. Tucked away, there is the Orto Botanico di Brera botanical garden that seems like a painting framed in an ancient fairy structure. Last but not least, it’s worth a visit to Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli with its Planetarium, the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum).
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