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Trattoria C'era una volta

Via Palermo 20, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 654060
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Palermo 20, 20121 Milan, Italy
Neighbourhood: Brera
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Reviewed 21 December 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 28 November 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 11 August 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 6 July 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 25 April 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 8 April 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 22 January 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 26 November 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

2  Thank Nico C
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This restaurant was just around the corner from the hotel where my wife and I were staying--Hotel Ritter. We checked out the area and this appeared to be the best bet. We were not disappointed. The food was tasty and the service was very good....More

2  Thank vindicated
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Very busy and popular restaurant for lunch, Chinese owner but Italian chefs and good Italian food, served by Rumanian staff. The food and the service was good. Price for two people for two courses and carafe wine, bottle water, and espresso came to 28 euros.

1  Thank thedove88
Brera captures the real essence of the city. It is an
excellent mix between history and modernity, where
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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Average prices
US$9 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
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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
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