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Osteria di Brera

#252 of 6,367 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Brera
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Via Fiori Chiari 8, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 8909 6628
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 23:00
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Hong Kong, China
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135 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You often wonder how a restaurant copes with large bookings and we were certainly a big crowd - 50 of us on a random Wednesday. We had a pre-planned set dinner menu (meat or fish options) and posted on the photos page are shots of the meat option. The food was not as fine (or for that matter as expensive)... More 

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London
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132 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the main street in Brera, it seemed to be one of the most welcoming. Lively, buzzy atmosphere.Seated at a table on the front but as mentioned before close together and lots of smokers. Service was friendly if a bit slow. We had carpaccio of Fish and Octopus as starters which were disappointing but the mains of Sea bass... More 

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Denton, Texas
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent choices. Prosciutto and Melone were great. Pastas very fresh. Nice outdoor seating with good service.

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Thank JimmyTheClip
Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The first and main courses were ok but we gave up on dessert because the service would not come to take our order. We waited for ages to get a coffee and yet more ages to get the bill!

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Thank Juan María C
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Well I am not sure about the recent bad reviews?! We have just had a lovely meal - glass of prosecco on arrival, fantastic Italian food with excellent recommendations, good caring service but not over the top - just right - and great wine and ambience. Would certainly recommend!

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Thank Lynn M
Cleveland, Oh
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1,194 reviews
507 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a nice looking place with tables inside and outside in one of the nicest part of Milan. The food was uniformly unimpressive, just OK. The service was very bad: slow, uncaring and unresponsive.

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Sitting outside, only a few tables occupied. miserable service. slow, forgot to bring the beverages, when calling her just said "arrivo" and not showing up at the table...

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Thank YvesGG
Bursa, Turkey
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

It is a classical Italian restaurant. Cuisine is average. Waiters are not friendly nor they are polite.

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Thank drozturk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Several of the restaurants I visited on my last trip to Milan were closed (on holiday) but was referred to this one as one of the better alternatives. I had a reservation and requested a outside table and got it with a little resistance from the staff to be seated there. The place was busy but not withstanding my server... More 

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Riga
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Amazing place with nice atmosphere and interesting menu. All cold dishes were fantastic and T-bone steak was totally amazing. Nice menu of wines.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Fiori Chiari 8, 20121 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Brera
  • Neighbourhood: Brera
  • Phone Number: +39 02 8909 6628

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Brera

Neighbourhood Profile
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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