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Il Navigante

#1,246 of 6,555 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Magolfa 14, 20143 Milan, Italy
+39 02 8940 6320
20:00 - 23:30
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Parma, Italy
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153 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Devine food in a nice restaurnt just off the busy Main Street of Navigli canals. We are very well and the scallops were Devine. Good prices for a fish restaurant in centre Milan.

Thank chelsea1977
hong kong
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278 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

A friend recommended this restaurant, it's near the river navigli, very popular place for young people and tourists, but it's on a quite street. Waitress are attentive and nice. Food is very fine. The pasta with scampi is super good as it absorbs the scampi sauce. The price is reasonable. A long Italian wine list. Atmosphere is good with live... More 

Thank piaHongKong
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

I visited this place with the recommendation of my hotel. Restaurant is close by the channel which is an attraction point for youngsters. I paid less than 150 eur for 3 people degustation menu with a bottle of vine. They served mussel soup, variant of prawn, octlopus salad with sauce of basil, raviole with sea bass and Rombo fish with... More 

Thank Ural Ü
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

We passed this rather discreet restaurant by pure chance after at long last having had the good fortune of finding a parking space for our car in the very colourful and inviting Navigli district. We found the restaurant's telephone number on the Internet and booked a table for the same night. We were graciously greeted and seated. Fine space around... More 

Thank Jorgen D
Milan, Italy
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183 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

it would be 3.5 stars... PROs: - food - pianobar CONs - atmosphere: the place was empty on a friday night - Check: we ate a lot but 98 € are way too much (better value for money in many other restaurants of Milan) - Small portions of main courses (pastas portions are fine) Well, i reserved through the fork... More 

Thank Luca S
Koper, Slovenia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

I've been in Milan at least twice per year in past years and at the beginning we've search a long for a good place for sea food. The one and only ... Il Navigante ... if you like really fresh and good seafood of all kind ... hospitality and service on same level and great choice of wine's ... waiting... More 

Thank Joze V
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

I have been to this restaurant 3 times over 10 years and each time the food has been excellent, the freshest seafood , the owners are a charming couple who will attend to your wishes and the food has always been excellent and great value

Thank Sb T
Paris, France
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

An Italian restaurant like you dream ! Only fresh see food and fresh fish perfectly cooked. If you don’t speak Italian try French with the chief. He will explain all what you need to know but the best is to let him make your menu ! A good wine list and grappa list, a perfect service and a reasonable price... More 

Thank Philippe17
Milan, Italy
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

Took my mum to this restaurant with a groupon coupon. The quality of the food was nice, particularly the starters and the pasta dish. I really liked the atmosphere with the piano music, and the service was very attentive and polite, even after my mum set fire to the menu with the table candle :P I'll be back.

Thank Rachel S
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

I found the food of good quality, the service professional and the prices decent. I had the mixed apetizers which were very tasty, seafood lasagne were good and well presented in an individual cocote, grilled praws were good but a small portion. It was an overall good experience, not very easy to find parking.

Thank JoMilano

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
20:00 - 23:30
20:00 - 23:30
20:00 - 23:30
20:00 - 23:30
20:00 - 23:30
20:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Magolfa 14, 20143 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Navigli
  • Neighbourhood: Navigli
  • Phone Number: +39 02 8940 6320

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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 supreme here. You can start the walk from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, an antique colonnade in front of the Basilica di San Lorenzo. During the daytime, this place acts as a meeting point for artists and students reading books or chatting with friends; the nights turn it into a stepping-stone for club hoppers. Science lovers will also relish the opportunity to visit the Science and Technology National Museum Leonardo Da Vinci, showcasing inventions of the Italian genius.
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