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Caffe Letterario

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Via Rovello 2, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 7233 3505
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10:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't bother to visit the place. It is nothing special and the prices are sky high. For cappuccino and orange juice you will pay 10€. I've been living in Milan for few months now and am quite a fan of Italian cappuccino (which I take daily near Duomo) but have never encountered a price that steep.

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Thank Pia R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Under cooked chicken in any restaurant is not acceptable and good indication on quality of other dishes!

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Thank Tansu T
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

You would expect the price tag when you enjoy an Aperitivo in Galleria but the service was disappointing and the state of the restrooms appaling

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Thank Fabio P
Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We just stopped for drinks, a couple of glasses of wine. They were on the expensive side but in my experience, no worse than in any area popular with tourists ant they serve a nice assortment of complementary snacks with the drinks. It was great to just sit, enjoy the wine and watch the people go by in the Galleria.

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Thank DrillerBurlington
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

15 € for a medium beer, and you have to pay covercharge at 7 € at top of this! Find another place to take a rest. We were 2 couples, and ordered 2 small pizzas and 6 beers, and paid 144 €.

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Thank Roy K
Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

This place USED TO serve great aperitivo (expensive but great, worth the money). We went a few times and never left disappointed. That's why we decided to go again last week. Unfortunately, we have now all decided not to go back ever again. The quality and the quantity of the aperitivo have dropped drastically, and the cocktails weren't even good.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

A superb interior courtyard; The location lends itself to lunches and evening is presented in revised version for the appetizer. Very nice atmosphere of Milan dynamic that takes a break in front of a dish and a dessert. Prices adjusted to the location, interesting dishes and decent wines.

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Thank edwardvos
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

The cafe is conveniently located in the gallery of the famous shopping centre. This makes the place an ideal spot for a cappuccino or a glass of wine. The last comes with free snacks, by the way. As for the service, it is regular. I stopped for a drink at night, considering the fact that they were winding up, the... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

Visiting the Duomo di Milano (Milan's Famous Shopping Square) with all the sights and sounds that go with it, would give cause to experience a wonderful lunch, but no Caffe Letterario did not deliver. Wonderful layout, fit out and location...and wonderful menu, to read, but the waiters are not bilingual, in fact their English is not even 'un poco', therefore... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Had a couple of very good drinks for 10€ each, which would have been an already acceptable price. You also get a small selection of food to go with it, making it a decent deal. It is located right in the center, but in a quiet courtyard, which makes it a nice getaway from the busy streets of Milan.

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$32
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, Bar, International, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:30
Monday
10:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:30
Thursday
10:00 - 22:30
Friday
10:00 - 22:30
Saturday
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Rovello 2, 20121 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
  • Phone Number: +39 02 7233 3505

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Staying in Centro Storico

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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 view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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