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Trattoria C'era una volta

Via Palermo 20, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 654060
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
3 weeks ago
“3.5 really as some choices were very good”
22 Jun 2017
“Good price-quality ratio”
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Palermo 20, 20121 Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large menu with seasonal specialities. The pasta was very good as was the turbot. Not so sure about filet beef with rocket and parmesan. Service was friendly. Good choice of 1/2 bottles of wine. Pricing fair.

Thank Terry K
Reviewed June 22, 2017

Classic ambiance with old style furbishing. Good and corteous service. Lack of restaurant noise as when we went (on a thursday) it was quite empty but good if you look for a quite evening. Food is from average to good according to the order. The...More

Thank Bharpo
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Came here specifically looking for the Milanese meals before our flight back home. They seem quite popular with lunching business groups. They also had specials of the day prices under 10 euros and the plates came out very fast and looked like good portions. I...More

Thank JMC_areonthemove
Reviewed November 28, 2016

This place has been around for some time; it is comfortable and unpretentious and well located in the Brera Disctrict; it offers a wide variety of good Milanese and Italian food in general. Prices are very reasonable and portions are abundant. The service is very...More

Thank Roberto-Santo
Reviewed August 11, 2016

The food was good but there was nothing in special about it. The recipe is quite basic for different dishes. Still good quality anyway.

Thank Jane I
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I think it is one of the great Italian restaurant in Milano.we went there & eat some delicious Italian food like osso buco, riso salto, risotto, galetto, controfiletto & pasta gnocchi. There stuff also very smart & friendly.I recommended to every visitor to go there...More

Thank Akm S
Reviewed April 25, 2016

great restaurant and staff. we were looking for a place to eat the famous osso buco. and here it is. it was perfect, you should try it. it was the best restaurant experience in Milan during our visit.

Thank ykg
Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Exellent Italian food, well prepared and served. Nice and Cousy atmosphere. Probably among the best in the area. Highly recommend

Thank Зеэв Х
Reviewed January 22, 2016

The food and ambiance was excellent. The service was very friendly considering we did not speak a word of Italian. The house wine recommendations were also good. Overall I would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone visiting Milan.

Thank Vikram M
Reviewed November 26, 2015

I recommend this restaurant. Just off Corso Garibaldi, it offers nice food, very friendly service and a reasonable price. Even more so, considering it's just meters away one of the main nightlife streets in Milan. It was plan B for me as I was originally...More

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Brera captures the real essence of the city. It is an
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tradition meets innovation. Here design and beauty
reign. On Via Brera there are the famous Pinacoteca
(galleries), the National Gallery of Modern and
Antique Art, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Interior
design boutiques and intellectual cafes are typical of
the district. Walking along Via Madonnina is a must to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Palermo 20, 20121 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Brera
  • Neighbourhood: Brera
  • Phone Number: +39 02 654060
  • E-mail
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