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Al mercante

Piazza Dei Mercanti 17, 20123 Milan, Italy
+39 02 805 2198
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (16 reviews)
“puntarelle” (2 reviews)
“tiramisu” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 14:30All hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Piazza Dei Mercanti 17, 20123 Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found "Al merchante" by chance on my walking tour and booked for early dinner. We enjoyed a fantastic evening with dishes suggested by the owner, perfect for both - flavorful meat from the grill and a fantastic vegetarian dish. Nice to find a family...More

Thank Dina E
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We ate outside in a beauitiful courtyard in Milan, listening to a street performer sing around the corner. Our service was decent and I really liked the food a lot. This was sort of a magical evening. A great choice when looking for dining near...More

Thank BDavis1236
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

First time served outside in an amazing square ...served good food at affordable price ... today, same customers getting better .

Thank Teodoro frances... d
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across here by accident but really a find. Tried to book for a second night, but not surprisingly it was full Prices aren't cheap but the food and wine are excellent. The waiter needed to get his skates on but the food compensated for...More

Thank JGM64
Reviewed 12 September 2017

A few years ago we spent some time in Milan and twice went to this restaurant which we both enjoyed. This time we arrived early and we just wanted a nice dish as we had been travelling. We ordered a Milan risotto which arrived. A...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Unpleasant experience. We had to walk around four waiters, who ignored us, to get in. The food was fine (the quality of the ravioli pasta was low, but the stuffing and sauce were good. A shrimp, orange and avocado salad was pretty good). But the...More

Thank dougj717
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The young waiter tried but the food was average at best. Service was slow and took an age to get the bill. However when the manager took the payment for some reason his manners was terrible, treated me like I was a crook, god knows...More

Thank ChrisandJulieM
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Discovered this place on an early morning photo outing. Had walked into the hidden piazza and was enjoying all the sculptures adorning the buildings. While reading an historical plaque on the area, noticed the restaurant. Menu looked good, the owner was inside setting up, so...More

Thank mitch w
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Business lunch with plenty of different dishes. Excellent food and service, nice outdoor serving in the middle of square.

Thank Morten Pronk A
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Had lunch there on a Sunday afternoon. Very friendly waiter who brought out a bottle of wine to go with what we wanted when we asked for advise. We would have never chosen that wine but it was great. Food was very good. Had some...More

Thank GvP13
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
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12:00 - 14:30
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12:00 - 14:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Dei Mercanti 17, 20123 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
  • Phone Number: +39 02 805 2198
  • E-mail
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