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Pasticceria Cova

) #29 of 462 Dessert in Milan #446 of 7,213 Places to Eat in Milan $$$$ Italian, Cafe,
Via Montenapoleone 8, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 7600 0578
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“cakes” (17 reviews)
“tramezzini” (2 reviews)
“panettone” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Montenapoleone 8, 20121 Milan, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

Located on Montenapoleone, the heart of the shopping district. Very nice old fashioned place, very elegant - one of the nicer coffee shops! Staff is professional but could smile a bit more.... Cakes and pastries are very good, the Tiramisu is excellent! Definitely best place...More

Thank TandTSwitzerland
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Traditional cafe but great coffee and good food, slightly petit portions. Great location as well...well worth a brief stay

Thank Andyyy6
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just next to the Prada showroom - age old classic excellent coffee!! & Tiramisu to die for THE BEST!

Thank Sonia W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the iconic bakery and cafe that has been in the same spot for a long time. It was packed the afternoon I was there. I read about this place in all my tour books, I was not disappointed. Great food and service. Desserts...More

Thank finesilver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A charming cafe with friendly service. With such a long history, this famous place is a must visit location in Milan. We went mainly for the nostalgic ambience and we were not disappointed. Food was good but not anything special. There were a variety of...More

Thank ryu0803
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What an interesting visit. We stopped in today for a visit and we had a egg salad sandwich, meat and cheese pastry, quiche and French fries. Order egg sandwich and French fries. We had assorted pastries ..... they were okay. Nothing special. Don't get...More

Thank Wyfoodie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Cova today after lunch today. I got Tiramisu and chocolate cake. Taste was not so bad though it was too expensive. After I paid the check and got change, an another waiter asked me to pay the check again saying "Pay?". Its...More

1  Thank Taiichi F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for a quick stop for coffee and some snacks. Tramezzini and focaccia were average but the coffee (gourmand) was great. "Traditional chic" environment. Staff not very friendly. Overall, worth going once just for the experience.

1  Thank zouz26
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We come here for snacks, coffee, lunch or basically anything we fancy, you can sit down and eat or you can stand in the cafe part and just enjoy a quick bite. The waiters may look snooty but they are actually quite friendly once you...More

1  Thank KMH6868
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The name Pasticceria implies a pastry shop. While they have great pasty, that also serve great meals. Today we stopped and had a chicken curry dish and a cheese salad for lunch. Both were excellent. The bread sticks were also very good. Yes it is...More

Thank Harry F
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
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24 October 2015|
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Response from ChrisS74 | Reviewed this property |
I don't dreak tea sorry.
25 July 2015|
Response from PasticceriaCova | Property representative |
Dear Primozhoc, we use a special blend, made from carefully selected beans from the best Central American and Brazilian plantations, the Cova blend combines six different Arabica blends. If you want to buy we sell it in our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
07:45 - 20:30
07:45 - 20:30
07:45 - 20:30
07:45 - 20:30
07:45 - 20:30
07:45 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Montenapoleone 8, 20121 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
  • Phone Number: +39 02 7600 0578
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Founded in 1817 by Antonio Cova, a Napoleonic solider, Pasticceria Cova is one of Milan’s oldest pasticceria, an iconic place where tradition meets elegance and style. Today, the Montenapoleon restaurant and caffè offers a journey of delectable discovery, inviting guests to experience signature Italian hospitality and a true taste of Milanese cuisine within exquisitely designed interiors from breakfast to aperitivo.
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