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Antica Hostaria della Lanterna

Via Giuseppe Mercalli 3, 20122 Milan, Italy
+39 02 5830 9604
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good49%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (13 reviews)
“salsiccia” (2 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
All hours
Italian, Mediterranean
Via Giuseppe Mercalli 3, 20122 Milan, Italy
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1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in milan make sure you visit here. It was an amazing experience and the food was just as good. Have some patience as its not a quick in and out jobby. They speak minimal english so brush up on your italiano and get...More

Thank pastywelder
Reviewed 5 May 2017

One of the very few typical Milanese style restaurants left in Milan .. there's no menu, and no one speaks English, but it still works out very well .. everything from the pasta, the ossobuco (amazing), and the tiramisu was just amazingly tasty .. all...More

Thank imadzafar
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

If you are after an authentic dinner while in Milan, you should definitely not miss this place! Don't expect anything fancy, it has a super cosy atmosphere, literally home like. It all works without a menu, they only have a few options of pasta, a...More

Thank Mina M
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We see the restaurant at a site in the internet ad we decide to go for some authentic italian food. The first time it was closed. The second time we enter, an italian old lady start to talk to us in italian only (what a...More

Thank Stella M
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We went to Milan Christmas week in part to celebrate our anniversary on Dec. 27. The hotel booked a reservation at a restaurant we favored in Milan for our anniversary dinner and confirmed it in advance of our travel to Milan. We arrived at that...More

Thank Domer84
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

.....but I think i am in milano 's best restaurant. It is local cusine and so good that i believe they can even not wash my dishes for as much i ve cleaned them up Home made gnocchi alla salsiccia and a special creamy type...More

Thank genzana
Reviewed 25 October 2016

No menu, An no one speaks English, but somehow we understand and it works. Delicious authentic food and desert. Not expensive.

Thank Eyal G
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Just a mum and her son - no menu, all locals eating there, and wonderful delicious food. It's a lot of fun whether you speak Italian or not.

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Genuine Italian food, didn't understand a word but the food was wonderful! Really good value as the food was rather cheap.

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Very tasty and highly quality food in a family atmosphere! The woman who runs the restaurant is so friendly and cooks really well, plus the price is really cheap for what you eat. We had penne with meat ragout and gnochi with gorgonzola for first...More

Thank Joana S
The Navigli is part of historic Milan. In the ancient
days, the entire city was linked with canals, similar
to Venice. Today, most of the canals are gone, but the
Navigli remains a canal-based neighborhood. There are
two major canals: Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande.
The Naviglio Grande's bridges greet visitors at dusk
with an amazing view. The Navigli district specializes
in clubs, cafes, and vintage shops. Lifestyle reigns
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hi there, how do i make a reservation from the uk ? I wanted to book a table for 8 on sunday 27th march at 8pm or on monday 28th march same time same table thanks
21 March 2016|
Response from Piergiorgio75 | Reviewed this property |
hi, I'm afraid the only way is to call (+39 02/58.309.604) and hope they speak English. It's a small place and Sunday 27th is Easter (It's normal to go to the restaurant on that day in Italy), you will not have many chances... More
Cyril W
Is the restaurant open on Christmas day?
1 December 2015|
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Response from FedeOld | Property representative |
Sorry , at Christmas the restaurant is closed . we hope to have her guest on other occasions .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
20:15 - 23:45
12:00 - 14:30
20:15 - 23:45
12:00 - 14:30
20:15 - 23:45
12:00 - 14:30
20:15 - 23:45
12:00 - 14:30
20:15 - 23:45
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giuseppe Mercalli 3, 20122 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Navigli
  • Neighbourhood: Navigli
  • Phone Number: +39 02 5830 9604
  • E-mail
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