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Il Capestrano Ristorante Abruzzese

#97 of 6,592 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Gian Francesco Pizzi 14 | Traversa Via Ripamonti, 20141 Milan, Italy
+39 02 569 3345
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
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Thu - Tue 12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I went there with my friend and our first impression was how classy the place was and whoever knows the area would understand why! The staff was very welcomy and very respectful, they assisted always. They offer also a full menu deals, we actually took one of the menus and it was delicious! I really enjoyed it and i suggest... More 

Thank Patricia T
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely one if the best restaurants in Milan. Authentic Abruzzese cuisine. Order the skewers of grilled meat, and ask the waiter to recommend a wine from Abruzzo.

Thank NormaIsabelle
Milan, Italy
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587 reviews
509 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We enjoyed a few plates typical from Abruzzo region with very good flavours and original set-up on the plate, including sheep liver sausages and "pizz e foje" sauté green broad-leaved vegetables on top of a maize bread slice. Others were very pleasant if less surprising including arrosticini - little skewers of tender sheep meat, lightly oven-cooked, and a chickpea soup... More 

Thank GianlucaMarcellino
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

A refined authentic Italian restaurant that has wide menu options and served with incredible flavours and attention to detail. Absolutely loved it and we were so grateful to Serena for her beautiful menu recommendations and service. Era squisito!

Thank Di L
Exeter, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

For most of the week (month) I eat very little meat, and strongly believe that people everywhere should reduce meat intake, for their own health and to limit the impact on the planet. That said, if and when you do choose to partake of the flesh of animals, at least be sure that the quality is of the best. Il... More 

Thank AngusmacTV
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217 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

This restaurant in the revamped industrial area of Milano serves dishes from the southern area of Abruzza (whereby the dialect used for the name of the dishes on the menu). Lots of unusual specialties (the explanation at the beginning of the menu is of great help), cured meats and cheeses. The setting is a mixture of traditional and modern, with... More 

Thank 1001night
Milano, Lombardia, Italy
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

Despite surroundings, the restaurant is very nice, staff is lovely and food is great form bread to grilled meat or the sheep stew. BRAVI!

Thank Fabrizio F
Milan, Italy
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Tucked away in a small alley off Via Ripamonti "Il Capestrano" is a little heaven for meat lovers. My partner is, I am not. And yet i had a satisfying dinner. The elegant eggplant "tortino" was tasty, albeit somewhat heavy, but the fettuccine with porcini mushroom and truffle was simply perfect. The large cold cuts plate was enticing and I... More 

Thank mariomi2014
Milan, Italy
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1,334 reviews
885 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 438 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

in an area and a street which would not be that inspiring , great refinement, a great welcome, and lovely food, amazing service and a very interesting and lovely dinner . we will be back!

Thank nicolas s
Wlavita11, Proprietario at Il Capestrano Ristorante Abruzzese, responded to this review
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Grazie per la bella recensione! spero di avervi ancora graditi ospiti! More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

The restaurant has amazing food: great arrosticini, great cheese with truffles and amazing pasta and wines. It is a bit outside (taxi needed) but definitely worth the visit. I am from abruzzo and i visited the restaurant 3-4 times with friends from zurich and everything was absolutely great

Thank Roberto D
Wlavita11, Proprietario at Il Capestrano Ristorante Abruzzese, responded to this review
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Un ringraziamento particolare a Rioberto che ci rende molto felici, con la sua ottima recensione :-))) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$34 - US$90
Barbecue, Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Gian Francesco Pizzi 14 | Traversa Via Ripamonti, 20141 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan
  • Phone Number: +39 02 569 3345
"The Cuisine
Our culinary approach begins from the search of raw materials and rural traditions in the regional territory. From a careful and skilled elaboration of these food products, our dishes become the perfect compromise between tradition and innovation. Goods such as the “Navelli"" saffron, the olive oil of the “Aprutino Pescarese” consortium, the “Farindola” pecorino cheese, the “Castel del Monte Canestrato” (a special hard cheese obtained from whole fat sheep's milk), the Sulmona red garlic and the unlimited range of local cured meats (ventricina vastese, a very rich salami, “Campotosto Mortadella”, a special salami with a lard white heart, liver sausages, schiacciata aquilana, a tasty flattened shaped salami), right to the sweetness of the jams and honey from the Appenine Parks.
Another forte of the restaurant is its bread, sweets and fresh pasta, exclusively made by hand such as maccheroni alla chitarra (literally, “guitar macaroni”), tagliatelle (ribbon-shaped pasta), sagnette (short cut ribbon-shaped pasta), gnocchi di patate (small potato dumplings) and ravioli.
Last but not least are the arrosticini, made from sheep's meat cut by hand into very small chunks, pierced by a skewer and then skilfully grilled. The typical dish reveals the great significance of herding in Abruzzo.
Along side the food, one must also take into consideration the wide range of liqueurs from the area: the famous saffron liqueur, the walnut liqueur, the ratafia, a lemon peel flavoured liqueur or cordial, the gentian liqueur or the centerba (literally “one hundred herbs”), a light green colour liqueur made of several digestive and aromatic herbs.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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