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Al mercante

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Piazza Dei Mercanti 17, 20123 Milan, Italy
+39 02 805 2198
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Pavia, Italy
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123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Let's start from the location. You are in one of the small surviving corners of Medieval Milan, which is a rarity in itself. Plus, you are 5 minutes walk from the Cathedral and the Gallery. What I expected for such a location was simple: high prices and lousy quality. And I was wrong! The quality of the offer is pretty... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice Location and Quality more or less okay but in the eng no value for money. Small portions and high prices without that Italian Finesse you will find in many other Milan restaurants.

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Accra, Ghana
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location close to Piazza Duomo Very pleasant service They have some really nice breadsticks. We almost got full off the endless refill of them. Dinner itself, I got the ham ravioli which I give a 5/10. Maybe it is because it was just my second time having it... but I was not impressed. The breadsticks saved the day for... More 

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Sainte-Foy-les-Lyon, France
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with around 30 colleagues with preordered menu. The staff was very efficient and brought out the food quite fast. Nevertheless the starter at least was not warm enough and the ossobucco as main was too bland, but not bad. As dessert we have had Tiramisu, again acceptable but nothing to write home about

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely little place just off the back of the duomo square. The pasta is highly recommended - home made different types and great sauces. Friendly staff and quiet atmosphere despite the closeness to the main tourist area. Had lunch here on the off chance and enjoyed it so went for dinner another night. Waiter remembered us which... More 

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Ireland
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I found this restaurant by chance during my previous visit to Milan. Just around corner from Duomo, yet tucked in a medieval square. It is non-pretentious, cosy place where many diners seem to be regulars. In both occasions, I was solo, but there was no problem. I liked the place and food (I had Ossobuco and tiramisu with a glass... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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180 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

It isn't a fancy place but it is still nice. It is just a stone throw away from Duomo. We had a great little table upstairs next to a window. The staff is attentive even though they didn't speak english. We managed to order a mix of food by the suggestions of the server. We were very happy with our... More 

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Montpellier, France
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The food, service and location/setting were perfect Milan and Northen Italy. Al Mercante is clearly long established and appears to cater to a very loyal and reasonably prosperous local clientele. It's noticeable how many poor reviews the restaurant gets. I suspect this has a great deal more to do with the reviewers limitations than the other way around. If you... More 

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Portugal
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406 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Tried for lunch , expensive poor quality , waiters with a huge attitude problem cover charge just to sit down word of advice give it a miss

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Berlin, Germany
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

A small restaurant, tables nicely decorated, service very friendly, great authentic food, fantastic wine very reasonably priced: this is the summary of what was a very nice evening. From the first moment on we felt very welcomed. Great place!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$38 - US$54
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Dei Mercanti 17, 20123 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
  • Phone Number: +39 02 805 2198

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro Storico

Neighbourhood Profile
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 view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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