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Ristorante Il Cestino

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Via Madonnina 27, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 8646 0146
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12:00 - 00:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:30
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Paris, France
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the fresh spaghetti and lobster. The lobster was excellent but the spaghetti was so salty that I couldn't swallow it. My husband had the steamed shellfish platter and he had a great time eating his way through it. Guess the chef had a heavy hand in the salt jar but it wasn't very interesting for me.

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Thank wjsinfrance
Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Customer for your friendly review. We are very happy for your liking, even if "too salty" it should not happen. We hope to have the chance to welcome you again in our restaurant very soon. More 

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119 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Looking for a good restaurant in Brera milano the hotel recommend this place. We ordered some fresh sea shells and pasta to follow. Food was of high standard and the place was full of locals and tourists. The service was fast and with a flair to please . The taste was above average. Prices a bit expensive and you should... More 

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Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Guest for your friendly review. We are very happy for your satisfaction and we hope to see you again very soon to improve your liking. More 

Destin, FL
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Having tried il Cestino, it is interesting to note the restaurant's responses to negative reviews... defensive and uninterested in constructive feedback. The food was average or below: the paella dry and under-seasoned, the fish overcooked. The waiter started out our experience by suggesting two very expensive appetizers and then trying to upsell us at every opportunity. The cover charge was... More 

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Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks david for the time spent reviewing our restaurant. We are very sorry about your disappointment and I want to clarify couple of things: all our comments (by my side) is not just defensive and uninterested about reviews because I consider essential to respond to each comment, both positive and negative giving personal opinions to the client according to the... More 

Canada
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170 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Concierge at our hotel recommended this spot. We had planned to go for dinner but after a full day of walking didn't make it. Today however we decided to go after the bus tour. Beautiful area and the food was excellent.

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Thank thebunter
Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Customer for your kind review. Our mission is always joining first quality food with warm and professional welcome trying to exceed Guest expectations. Hope to see you again very soon! More 

Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Nestled within the Brera food district, this place is bustling ! We were attracted to It one night while walking past and the friendly staff booked us for the following night ! We had two servings of seafood paella with chicken and two servings of grilled fish. The paella was brimming with seafood, so much so that there was little... More 

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Thank Aspenra
Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Client for your friendly review. We always pay attention to the comments of our loyal Guests and our Customers testify our value for money is correct. Hope to see you again very soon to improve your liking. More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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312 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Nested among the many many ristorantes and bars in the Brera district, my wife and I stumbled upon this quiet spot. It served what we were craving for -- risotto con porcini and langostine ravioli. With so many restaurants to choose from, we typically decided on what we wanted to eat and selected the spot that served it. That way... More 

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Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Bern for your friendly review. We are very happy for your liking because our "mission" is satisfy and try to prevent Customer needs with warm welcome and first quality gastronomic proposals. Hope to see you again very soon! More 

Bergamo, Italy
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192 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is characterised by a good location in Brera and the environment is fresh and inspired by the tradition of sea. The staff is very welcoming and helpful. The menu is based on fish dishes with a special offer of three kinds of Paella. Good and standard quality.

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Thank Rinaldo S
Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Customer for your kind review. We are happy for your liking and we hope to have the chance to welcome you again in our restaurant to improve your level of satisfaction. More 

Melbourne
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We found the food to be average at this restaurant. We were recommended by our hotel and we were pretty disappointed. The service was very friendly but a 5€ cover charge person!

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Thank cassb55
Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Customer for your review. You can find covered charge in most of Italian restaurants. Service charge is not included in the bill as in the other states (as in U.S.). Concerning quality of food our loyal customers testify every day first quality of the ingredients used to prepare our plates. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I was in this resturant I just have drink. the area was nice and not far from doumo. The staff was friendly and helpful. I intend to come again for eating

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Thank Khalid A
Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks Khalid for your kind review. We are always "guest oriented" and we are very happy for your satisfaction hoping to welcome you again for a nice evening eating in our restaurant. More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Our hotel, the Windsor, recommended Ristorante Il Cestino and we were not disappointed. All of the wait-staff were enthusiastic and knowledgeable, especially Claudio. The meal was excellent. Seafood is their specialty but there is a nice variety of non-fish choices. They even turned the music down when we asked, as we were the only ones eating inside when we started.... More 

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Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear David for your friendly review. Our "mission" is always take care of our loyal customer with a warm and professional service joined to first quality gastronomic proposals. All our staff is "guest oriented" and we are very happy for your complete satisfaction. Hope to see you again very soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:30
Monday
12:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:30
Thursday
12:00 - 00:30
Friday
12:00 - 00:30
Saturday
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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Staying in Brera

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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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