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Antica Focacceria San Francesco

$$ - $$$
Centro Storico
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Via San Paolo 15, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 4507 1057
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very bad service. Did not have the appetizer in stock, did not offer alternative. Ordering was not too long. We were not asked if everything was fine. We would have taken dessert but was never offered. They installed a couple at 4 inches of our table: they left after waiting a long time to be served. We waited for our... More 

Thank lison101
Woking, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I going to Milan I can't resist to ate one of my favourite food from my home town ( Palermo ) thank you to Giovanni the focacciere and Ricardo the waiter for the lovely service . They make me feel home .

Thank john_francoit
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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390 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Best meal in Milan. We got some help from a local guy sitting in the table next to us. His tips were excellent and we got carried away and order way too much. In the end we had to ask for a bag to save food for later. Our starters were: 2 different types of arancina, a platter of fried... More 

Thank nikko1974UK
Zeist, Utrecht, Netherlands
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Found this little gem on a previous trip to Milan. They have original Sicilian quisine. Both a little restaurant and a bar. It is on a side street off of Corso Buenos Aires, look for the sign on the beginning of the side street. This time the kitchen had just closed after lunch, but the fresh Canoli where excellent :)... More 

Thank Aarnoud
Richmond, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Most eateries round the Duomo area are absolute rip-off tourist traps where the food is bad, the price is expensive and half the time they don't give you a receipt so they can evade tax. This place is different. Local office workers eat here. Mostly sicilian food you can have a very good lunch for 10 to 12 euros. Simple,... More 

Thank guitarman666
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My first time at Antica Focacceria was last night with two friends. The venue is black and white, wide, clean and quite Manhattan style. The food we picked was very tasty and my tuna steak breaded with pistachio was deliciously yummy. The wine menu is fine. The desserts are very good. Ah, the service is kind especially the girl from... More 

Thank vanessa g
Woking, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Yesterday I had something very special, pani ca meusa . As I come origin From Palermo ( but I live in London ) . I had 2 pani ca meusa one with lemon ( schiettu ) one other ( maritatu ) with cacio carvallo cheese and ricotta . What I can say ... thanks you for being the street food... More 

Thank john_francoit
Sydney, Australia
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777 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is just in a side street and we just wanted a snack IE piece of cake and coffee. It seems to be more set up for lunch and people popping in for a snack at the bar area, but we got a delicious cannoli, tea and lemon tart sort of thing.. Super clean place with wonderful toilets down stairs.... More 

Thank karen m
Boulder, Colorado
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412 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Our first meal in Italy on this trip, and first time in Milan. We picked the restaurant because it was the first decent looking place near our hotel. After just coming from Switzerland, the prices were very inexpensive seemingly. The food was good and I don't understand why the complaints about the wait staff. There was a service charge of... More 

Thank Ron W
Milan, Italy
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137 reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

If you stay above you smell like a French fried , if you go downstairs it is like a "mensa" a bit claustrofobic as you do not have a single window . The food is OK only if you take the sicilian specialties to take away. They can do more in my opinion.

Thank Davide D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$24
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Paolo 15, 20121 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
  • Phone Number: +39 02 4507 1057

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Staying in Centro Storico

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Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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