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Pasticceria Cova

) #31 of 458 Dessert in Milan #441 of 7,183 Places to Eat in Milan $$$$ Italian, Cafe,
Via Montenapoleone 8, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 7600 0578
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (13 reviews)
“tiramisu” (12 reviews)
“panettone” (5 reviews)
Open Now
07:45 - 20:30All hours
Italian, Cafe, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Montenapoleone 8, 20121 Milan, Italy
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1 - 10 of 718 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I went to Cova today after lunch today. I got Tiramisu and chocolate cake. Taste was not so bad though it was too expensive. After I paid the check and got change, an another waiter asked me to pay the check again saying "Pay?". Its...More

1  Thank Taiichi F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went there for a quick stop for coffee and some snacks. Tramezzini and focaccia were average but the coffee (gourmand) was great. "Traditional chic" environment. Staff not very friendly. Overall, worth going once just for the experience.

1  Thank zouz26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come here for snacks, coffee, lunch or basically anything we fancy, you can sit down and eat or you can stand in the cafe part and just enjoy a quick bite. The waiters may look snooty but they are actually quite friendly once you...More

Thank KMH6868
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The name Pasticceria implies a pastry shop. While they have great pasty, that also serve great meals. Today we stopped and had a chicken curry dish and a cheese salad for lunch. Both were excellent. The bread sticks were also very good. Yes it is...More

Thank Harry F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the heart of the elegant st Via Mont Napoleon ,the windows are well decorated,inside there is area for Italian bar and pastry, The rest is 2 sitting area ,it's perfect place for quick and light lunch,service is attentive,sandwiches are fresh and well prepared.

Thank hisham T
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We came here during the week for breakfast. We had two espressos and three pastries for €5. The espresso was tasty, the pastries were fresh and delicious, and the cafe was beautiful. I'll definitely go back next time I am in Milan.

Thank katejuneg
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Order expresso at the bar to avoid table upcharge and have one the the wonderful pastries. It's a great break from the shopping!

Thank neverintown
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Sparkling chandeliers, alluring displays, beautiful desert packaging. It is definately an experience worth having while in Milano. Aristocratic and from another era. Be prepared though, as the coffee is one of the most expensive in Milano.

Thank zotrix
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Lool. What a crap place ! 5 euros for a coffee. 7e for 30cl of water with a tea bag. Croissant was stale. The only one toilet was really dirty. Waiters was interested and not kindly! Seriously ! An old institution ?

1  Thank keerby
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

If you are in town, if you are Via Montenapoleone, if you are anywhere close to Cova: just pass that door step and ask to be seated (the bar just won't do it). You'll love it! It is chic and authentic. A must!

Thank Theetiquettorialist
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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you charge to a hot water jag when I order a pot of tea? Thank you.
24 October 2015|
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Response from ChrisS74 | Reviewed this property |
I don't dreak tea sorry.
Does anybody know which coffee brand are they using?
25 July 2015|
Response from PasticceriaCova | Property representative |
Dear Primozhoc, we use a special blend, made from carefully selected beans from the best Central American and Brazilian plantations, the Cova blend combines six different Arabica blends. If you want to buy we sell it in our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
07:45 - 20:30
07:45 - 20:30
07:45 - 20:30
07:45 - 20:30
07:45 - 20:30
07:45 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Montenapoleone 8, 20121 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
  • Phone Number: +39 02 7600 0578
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Founded in 1817 by Antonio Cova, a Napoleonic solider, Pasticceria Cova is one of Milan’s oldest pasticceria, an iconic place where tradition meets elegance and style. Today, the Montenapoleon restaurant and caffè offers a journey of delectable discovery, inviting guests to experience signature Italian hospitality and a true taste of Milanese cuisine within exquisitely designed interiors from breakfast to aperitivo.
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