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Ristorante Il Cestino

Via Madonnina 27, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 8646 0146
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (24 reviews)
“sea bass” (7 reviews)
“beef fillet” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Madonnina 27, 20121 Milan, Italy
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1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Berea district with its fairy light lined small pedestrian roads dotted with restaurants is a great place to eat. Cestino boasts a giant seasonal truffle and porcini menu which caught our attention, when in November why not?! The service was good - little bit...More

Thank Georgie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Relaxed friendly atmosphere I was attracted initially by the sparkling rose wine on a stand outside the restaurant! Alessandro (manager or assistant manager?) kindly offered us a glass as apéritive much appreciated in the sunny and warm day. Had porcini and Parmesan salad and risotto...More

Thank marina b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, extensive menu, fabulous staff and delicious food - we ended up having both lunch and dinner here! Filipo was particularly charming and really looked after us. The pizza and pasta were up there with the best we've ever had and the apperitivo were...More

Thank Emzywil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beef carpaccio w truffle was verygood and safran rissoto not bad at all, great place to eat, was busy on sunday night, deff would recomend, rather sit inside then out, get to see happening w bar and vooking pizza

Thank AugustaInsula
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Found among the many street side restaurants of Milan’s Brera district, we loved the relaxed vibe of il Cestino. Made especially fun was our friendly waiter Abdul who told us where the best places in city were to visit and he served us with a...More

Thank Shona W
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful street with really cozy settings. The food and the service is impeccable and I think they have the best staff in whole of milan. Abdul one of the waiters is my favourite. You can never forget him once you meet, absolute delight to be...More

Thank Ritika S
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Great service. Good food, everything is great. , specially the paella. Great attention. Great ambiance. Good prices. Great paella.

Thank Beanbokas
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Located along a busy walking street, the restaurant has good food, and a very good wine list. Unfortunately the evening I visited one of the staff seemed to be distracted and not in a very good frame of mind, so the service was not great;...More

Thank Shahid Z
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Il Cestino has a very good aperitivo. I really enjoyed this place and the atmosphere. People working here are relaxed and happy to serve.

Thank andreiB28
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service! Best calamari we have ever had. Our waiter Abdul was exceptional! =) thanks for the great memories in Milan.

Thank Ailiya B
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
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Iuliana S
26 May 2015|
Response from Davide_Carta_80 | Reviewed this property |
HI, I have recently been there. The restaurant is at walking distance from the duomo (I would say 10 minutes ish)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
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12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
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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