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El Tombon de San Marc

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Brera
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Via San Marco 20, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 659 9507
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10:00 - 03:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a quiet aimless meander through Milan we came upon this lovely stylish place. It's beautiful outside, with lovely deco windows, reminiscent of Rennie Mackintosh. Internally it's also wonderful, the staff are extremely friendly and welcoming, telling us it housed Italy's very first bistrot. Initially, we sat down for a drink only but were so taken with the place we... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Stopped here with my wife (native Milanese), as we were staying in a nearby hotel. Most people were here for the excellent aperitivo deal (buy a drink, have access to a buffet of appetizers). I ordered the 'dressed cutlet' (cotoletta di maiale vestita). Very good, basically an arugula/tomato salad on top of perfectly cooked pounded out cutlet. My wife had... More 

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Thank Michael G
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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615 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Great place for late night drinks. A lot of tasteful craft draft beers, nut it doesn't stop there, they also serve a wide range of nice cocktails. Friendly service included!

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Thank iWiebe
Niagara Falls, New York
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

While walking along San Marco looking for a place to have dinner, we stooped in front of this restaurant. We weren't sure we wanted to go in but asked about the menu. We decided to give it a try and were not disappointed--in fact it was one of our better meals during a 2 week trip! Service was excellent and... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 June 2016

A local recommended to visit this restaurant and we had some of the best food at a great price. The portions were very generous and service was good. I recommend trying the ossobuco con risotto alla milanese, the cotoletta alla milanese, and the spaghetti al pomodoro. The restaurant has a quite and relaxing atmosphere.

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Thank Lucia C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

We went to the bar area only as we had half an hour wait for a table in a restaurant nearby (Latteria San Marco). My feet were killing after 3 days of constant walking (Salone del Mobile) and their cocktail called "Corpse Revival" did actually help! Yum! Thanks :)

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Thank Natalia92S
Milan, Italy
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131 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

This trattoria is at the end of the San Marco open market, so it's very convenient after a morning of shopping to pop in here. The menu is Milanese style, so I enjoyed the Ossobucco with Risotto and my wife loved the branzino (sea bass) with vegetables. Prices are very reasonable. I put this restaurant in the category of reliable... More 

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Thank StanLipin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Wine was good, aperitivo very good, but the place! Oh the place is soooo charming, definitely a good option for that rainy saturday we had! The bartender and the guy serving the table were also very nice! Had a great time there!

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Thank Caopio
London
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Came across this place by chance, one lunchtime. Reasonably priced (Euros 90 for four people - 2 courses plus drinks), attentive service with good food but primi and secondi piatti was a lot of food even though we were all hungry. Obviously used by locals. Worth a visit

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Thank Madteacher
Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We had lunch here on 17 September 2015 having picked it because ot was convenient to the gallery we visited in the morning. We had risotto and osso bucco: both dishes were good quality, and quantity. The bar/restaurant filled quickly for the business lunch time and we appeared to be the only non-locals there. Service was fine and we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$62
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 03:00
Thursday
10:00 - 03:00
Friday
10:00 - 03:00
Saturday
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Marco 20, 20121 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Brera
  • Neighbourhood: Brera
  • Phone Number: +39 02 659 9507

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

Staying in Brera

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Brera
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 admire the architecture of buildings and the design stores. On Sundays, going to the local market is an unmissable opportunity for fashion, style and art. Tucked away, there is the Orto Botanico di Brera botanical garden that seems like a painting framed in an ancient fairy structure. Last but not least, it’s worth a visit to Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli with its Planetarium, the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum).
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