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Ristorante Il Cestino

Via Madonnina 27, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 8646 0146
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
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“seafood” (25 reviews)
“sea bass” (7 reviews)
“branzino” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Via Madonnina 27, 20121 Milan, Italy
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1 - 10 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Located along a busy walking street, the restaurant has good food, and a very good wine list. Unfortunately the evening I visited one of the staff seemed to be distracted and not in a very good frame of mind, so the service was not great;...More

Thank Shahid Z
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Il Cestino has a very good aperitivo. I really enjoyed this place and the atmosphere. People working here are relaxed and happy to serve.

Thank andreiB28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and service! Best calamari we have ever had. Our waiter Abdul was exceptional! =) thanks for the great memories in Milan.

Thank Ailiya B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good. Enjoyed sitting outdoors being sprayed by mist and our waiter Claudio was exceptional. Very professional and friendly, he made our evening an enjoyable one. Thank you. Moira and Allan.

Thank mzion
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to eat inside as it was our wedding anniversary and there was a bit more space and privacy. We waited 15 minutes to have the order taken and were just getting up to leave when the waiter, who had strong BO, arrived. We...More

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel highly recommended the Brera area for restaurants and we decided to try this. For starters we had the seafood calamari which is absolutely delicious but the bruschetta we had was too burnt. For mains we had these that were delicious :seafood paella' truffle ravioli...More

Thank npih_zel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to me as typically Italian by a colleague of mine living in Milan. It is located in the nice Brera district and offers the possibility to eat outside. We reserved our table upfront, but when you arrive on time, you can...More

Thank Nancy V
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I wanted to try this restaurant as it was recommended to me by a colleague. I ended up going there for a very late lunch (3pm). It was not busy. I ordered gambero in camicia which the waiter (Puffy) told me was turbot fish wrapped...More

Thank Shona J
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The place is not particularly nice. The quality of food is quite mediocre.They overcharge us and returned the difference. Expensive for the quality and service. I will not come back.

Thank HelenaJacksonville
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Il Cestino is a nice restaurant in Milan. We were do shopping on our visit to Milan and wanted a quick bite. The food was good, BUT, our waiter Claudio was AWESOME! Honestly our pizza's were good but Claudio was fun. Every time he passed...More

Thank Gu P
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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Iuliana S
26 May 2015|
Response from Davide_Carta_80 | Reviewed this property |
HI, I have recently been there. The restaurant is at walking distance from the duomo (I would say 10 minutes ish)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Madonnina 27, 20121 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Brera
  • Neighbourhood: Brera
  • Phone Number: +39 02 8646 0146
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