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Alvin's Milano

$$ - $$$
Italian, Cafe, Gastropub
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Via Melchiorre Gioia 141, 20125 Milan, Italy
+39 02 6671 0828
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Great for lunch out of the office or just passing by. Short menu of daily dishes but the food is tasted and pleasantly presented. The smoked swordfish salad was a delight. Even the hamburger tasted great. Very good value. Pleasant staff. The selection sweets and mini cakes etc are simply as fabulous to eat as they look. Try the "lobster... More 

Thank Whynotsky
Vista, United States
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is "My Bar"! Every time I am in Milano I will visit Alvin's daily In the morning for my "caffe", at midday for my aperitivo and, both stops is to chat with the personnel that makes me feeling welcome in my yearly (or less) visit. My home away from home!

Thank G B Nino C
Milan, Italy
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

It's a great place for an Italian breakfast. They have really nice coffee and delicious freshly baked croissants and other sweets and typical Italian pastries. Everything is delicious. Never tried anything savory from here but I have seen they have lunch options as well salads and sandwiches. The quality of the bakery and coffee is always the same, which is... More 

Thank Mink83
Chapin, South Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

I love this place and go there whenever possible. The coffee and pastries are excellent, the service courteous and the people-watching excellent. We get breakfast here and buy dolcini for when we visit relatives.

Thank 276laura2015
Milan, Italy
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2014 via mobile

Italian breakfast at its best ! I live round the corner and this is the best place in miles. The problem is that it is literally assaulted at week ends ! They have a separate room for quiet breakfast / lunch. They know they are good which means you ll pay a mark up. But breakfast will never be the... More 

Thank Franz B
Milan, Italy
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Alvin's is a wonderful cake shop and café located in the Maggiolina / via Cagliero neighbourhood. Their cake production is just amazing, not only in terms of taste, but also in presentation. During week days, a nice choice of warm and cold platters is available for those to have a tasty yet light meal away from home. The only minor... More 

Thank SylviaBachofner
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147 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2013

On my way to Teatro degli Arcimboldi and ob Dylan´s gig there, I walked along long streets Melchiorre Gioia and Emilio de Marchi. After I took camapri soda and espresso in little Bar Break in Melchiorre Gioia street (and watched soccer game Udinese vs Inter surrounded by Inter fans), I wanted to satistfy my sweet tooth with cakes and cappuccino.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$11
Italian, Cafe, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Melchiorre Gioia 141, 20125 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Bicocca
  • Neighbourhood: Bicocca
  • Phone Number: +39 02 6671 0828

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

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Neighbourhood Profile
Although Bicocca is a peripheral district, many visitors will find it appealing. The district is enveloped by the immense Parco Nord (North Park), one of the largest parks in Europe. Inside is the theater Arcimboldi, one of the most important contemporary theaters where concerts and shows are organized. In the same area, there is the University of Milan Bicocca, whose distinct architecture rivals a movie set. Coffee shops, a multiplex and a shopping center are in the campus, along with the Fondazione Hangar Bicocca, one of the most famous museums of Contemporary Art.
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