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Ristorante Il Cestino

Via Madonnina 27, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 8646 0146
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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“seafood” (22 reviews)
“sea bass” (8 reviews)
“porcini” (3 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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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So walking down the street searching for some restaurant, looking at the food on tables near us a smell of some great food hit us from this place and everything on the tables looked very good so we gave it a try... Mid priced (on...More

Thank Adela T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family of four had wonderful service and meals outside at a table on the street. We were lucky to have Abdullah from Marrakech as our server: he was professional yet friendly and very helpful with our selections, reflecting his 34 years of excellent service here....More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here on a Friday night to have one course. It took 2.15 hours between sitting down and getting my bill. I waited 45 minutes for my main course. I had ordered grilled sea bass with potatoes and spinach. The fish was beautifully cooked...More

Thank henlta
Simona B, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear guest, thanks for you review. Glad to know that you loved our food, we still apologize for the wait! It can depend on what you ordered or on how many people we have to serve sometimes. We really hope to see you again once...More

Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Giuseppe made our party of 26 feel right at home!! Luciano was an excellent server!! The bruschetta, salmon and octopus appetizers were delicious, linguine with seafood and risotto Milanese were excellent!! Main course of sliced beef and sea bass pushed us over the edge 👨🏻‍🍳Topped...More

2  Thank sharonsears
Simona B, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lovely review and lovely guests! Thanks a lot! We'll be looking forward to see you again!

Reviewed 11 April 2018

We're staying around the corner on Via Pontaccio, and spending our evenings having aperitivi and watching the passing scene in Brera. Stopped in here last night and had a couple of spritzes and negronis. Super nice staff, good people watching on the street, 10 Euro...More

Thank Yog-Sothoth
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Went to this restaurant with my daughter and her three fourteen year old boys on the recommendation of our hotel and we were not disappointed. We felt welcomed and comfortable from the moment we sat at our table and our waiter, Abdul, couldn't do enough...More

1  Thank Bob M
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Went here for dinner by recommendation of concierge. Very nice location in Brera, the food and service was just OK. Don’t get me wrong it was good quality and all but if i had to choose between Il Cestino and Osteria di Brera I’d vote...More

Thank Konstantin E
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Visited milan for son's 18th birthday. Had a late afternoon lunch. Very cold outside. Heated inside outer area. Blankets supplied for legs in case too cold. Pasta very good in Bolognese. Red wine was velvety and spicy. Kids went back to hotel to watch tv....More

2  Thank graham a
Reviewed 5 March 2018

My wife and I had an enjoyable meal here with good and friendly service. The seafood was very fresh and well presented and the gluten free pasta with arrabiatta sauce was spicy and delicious. The beef carpaccio appetizer was quite good as well. Reasonably priced...More

Thank dstanton2
Simona B, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Dear guest, Many thanks to enjoyed our restaurant! Glad to know about your love for our dishes and we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 4 March 2018

As a starter, we took delicious "taglieri" served on the warmed bread (amount for 4 people, while we were 2 :)) Tasty risotto. Good wine (Barbera D'Asti 2013). Good service. Worth a visit.

Thank Kalka360
Simona B, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Dear guest, thanks a lot for this review, Glad to know that you loved our dishes! Thanks to have enjoyed our restaurant and we hope to see you again!

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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
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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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