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Ristorante Il Cestino

Via Madonnina 27, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 8646 0146
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
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“seafood” (21 reviews)
“sea bass” (7 reviews)
“beef fillet” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Via Madonnina 27, 20121 Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found among the many street side restaurants of Milan’s Brera district, we loved the relaxed vibe of il Cestino. Made especially fun was our friendly waiter Abdul who told us where the best places in city were to visit and he served us with a...More

Thank Shona W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful street with really cozy settings. The food and the service is impeccable and I think they have the best staff in whole of milan. Abdul one of the waiters is my favourite. You can never forget him once you meet, absolute delight to be...More

Thank Ritika S
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Great service. Good food, everything is great. , specially the paella. Great attention. Great ambiance. Good prices. Great paella.

Thank Beanbokas
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Located along a busy walking street, the restaurant has good food, and a very good wine list. Unfortunately the evening I visited one of the staff seemed to be distracted and not in a very good frame of mind, so the service was not great;...More

Thank Shahid Z
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Il Cestino has a very good aperitivo. I really enjoyed this place and the atmosphere. People working here are relaxed and happy to serve.

Thank andreiB28
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service! Best calamari we have ever had. Our waiter Abdul was exceptional! =) thanks for the great memories in Milan.

Thank Ailiya B
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Food was good. Enjoyed sitting outdoors being sprayed by mist and our waiter Claudio was exceptional. Very professional and friendly, he made our evening an enjoyable one. Thank you. Moira and Allan.

Thank mzion
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We decided to eat inside as it was our wedding anniversary and there was a bit more space and privacy. We waited 15 minutes to have the order taken and were just getting up to leave when the waiter, who had strong BO, arrived. We...More

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Hotel highly recommended the Brera area for restaurants and we decided to try this. For starters we had the seafood calamari which is absolutely delicious but the bruschetta we had was too burnt. For mains we had these that were delicious :seafood paella' truffle ravioli...More

Thank npih_zel
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to me as typically Italian by a colleague of mine living in Milan. It is located in the nice Brera district and offers the possibility to eat outside. We reserved our table upfront, but when you arrive on time, you can...More

Thank Nancy V
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
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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