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Don Lisander

Centro Storico
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Via Alessandro Manzoni 12A, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 7602 0130
12:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 22:30
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was first introduced to Don Lisander by Miranda Maronelli who lived across the street.. for an American it was very swish and sitting always in the garden in summer, the plants took the edge off of the humidity of Milano and the heat in August. I also like the small interior restaurant in Winter that is most intimate and... More 

Thank Garner T
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a single night in Milan this time around as we were using Milan as a transit point on our way to Barolo. We had absolutely no recommendations from friends and the wife picked the restaurant through internet research. Turned out to be an absolutely fine experience. From the wine, to the appetisers, to the mains, the service and... More 

Thank VikramRaizada
stefano m, Proprietario at Don Lisander, responded to this review

Dear Vikram We thank you for your nice words and compliments and we are looking forward to welcome back you and your wife again. More 

Milan, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Went to the Don Lisander last week with my family. We were lucky enough to be able to eat outside in the garden. To find such an amazing location in the centre of Milan, two minutes away from Via Montenapoleone and the Scala is incredible. There is a good variety of menu, starting with all the typical Milanese specialities without... More 

Thank barbarajhuls
Orange County, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Referred by my boss, Don Lisander was an excellent choice for our first night in Milan. I enjoyed onion soup and salmon steak and fresh vegetables. My wife loved her artichoke hearts, spaghetti with ricotta cheese. We shared an excellent bottle of Sassella.

Thank TFBjr
Long Beach, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2016

My cousin and I enjoyed dinner at Don Lisander and loved every bit of it. Its located in the heart of downtown Milan and they have a beautiful outdoor garden. I ordered Spaghetti del Cavalier Cocco which has ricotta cheese, tomato sauce and lime. So delicious!! My cousin said his Veal was the best he's ever had. We shared two... More 

Thank JNCorrea
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Felt this didn't live up to expectations. Haven't eaten here for many years but booked again for dinner on a weekend break away. The Osso Bucco was good but the rissotto slightly under seasoned. The fish was served on ribbons of carrot and courgette. A bit bland. We were given a glass of dessert wine with our puddings.

Thank LuiseLondon
Chur, Graubunden, Switzerland
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213 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We had a tasty meal here and enjoyed the italian atmospere, good wine and helpful service. Prices, however, are a little on the high side.

Thank Brigitte K
Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Our Food Was just Fabulous. This was our second meal in Italy and it was just fantastic. The restaurant was convenient to get to from hotel in the Duomo. We were made to feel welcome from A to Z...especially because we are from the USA. The energetic owner even helped to deliver our entrees and we talked about the long... More 

Thank ra_popp
stefano m, Proprietario at Don Lisander, responded to this review

Dear Ra-popp let me thank you for staying with us and for your nice words. I hope to welcome you back again at Don Lisander in the near future. More 

Cary, North Carolina
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

We arrived ten minutes early, and the staff opened the door and welcomed in graciously. The food was absolutely delicious and the services friendly and professional.

Thank Melissa J
stefano m, Proprietario at Don Lisander, responded to this review

Thank you Melissa. We are looking forward to welcome back you again in the future. Take care. More 

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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This a very good Italian restaurant in an excellent location, close to luxury shopping, in summer you may sit outdoors, very friendly staff & excellent food. We have been coming here for years and we will come back for sure :-)

Thank Peter H
stefano m, Proprietario at Don Lisander, responded to this review

Dear Peter thank you for your nice words and trust on our restaurant. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Alessandro Manzoni 12A, 20121 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
  • Phone Number: +39 02 7602 0130

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro Storico

Neighbourhood Profile
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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