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Ristorante Il Cestino

Via Madonnina 27, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 8646 0146
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (24 reviews)
“sea bass” (7 reviews)
“branzino” (4 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Via Madonnina 27, 20121 Milan, Italy
Neighbourhood: Brera
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1 - 10 of 917 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great. I ordered sword fish, grilled vegetables and fries, which was really good. However, this time I went on my own to this restaurant (been here 2 times before). Although correct and fast service, I found the waiter a bit moody this time...More

Thank Marcel D
Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Marcel for your friendly review. We are very happy for your liking and we are sorry if you found the waiter not so warm and welcome as before. We are apologizing for what's happened because our restaurant is very well known for professional...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Aperol Spritz was flat and they burned the bottom of our pizza. Better go to Hosteria della Musica across the corner - we enjoyed it much more.More

Thank Liat H
Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Cistomer for the time spent reviewing our restaurant. We are very sorry for your disppointment. If something served does not satisfy our Guests, our staff is ready to replace it apologizing for the inconvenience occured. Hope to see you again very soon to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is in nice location with nice seating outside just to sit down and watch people strolling by. Food was good and service was brilliant. Special thanks to Abdul for making our night. You were great and made us laugh so much! Definitely top Marks...More

Thank Arturs K
Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Guest for your friendly review. All our staff is "Customer oriented" trying to serve our Guests in the best possible way trying to exceed their expectations. Hope to see you again very soon in our restaurant.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time to Milan. We ordered some oysters which were fresh. Had great pasta with zucchini and sea bass. My mother had pizza. We found the waiters busy though but still attentive and made an effort to help with the menu. Would go again...More

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Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Customer for your kind review. We are very happy for your satisfaction and we hope to have the chance to welcome you again very soon in our restaurant.

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Food was ok, yet some of the portions were very small and also they charged us more than supposed to. Strongly not recommended.More

Thank Tiina L
Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks for the time spent reviewing our restaurant. We are very sorry for your disappointment even if we really do not understand the reason of that. Our loyal Cuatomers testify our value for price is correct and due that reason it seems very unusual (and...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Il Cestino has had some mixed reviews on Trip Advisor so it was with some trepidation that we visited this restaurant after been recommended it by our waiter. Overall, and I can only comment on our experience, we had a lovely evening and would recommend...More

Thank Mark H
Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Mark for your friendly review. Sometimes you have to check it out the comments. The direct experience is surely the most trustworthy. We are very happy for your liking hoping to see you again very soon in our restaurant.

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Order diavola! It's perfect. Not too spicy Waiters are great. Location is amazing It's the best pizza I've ever tried

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Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Customer for your friendly review. We are very happy for your liking and we hope to welcome you again very soon in our restaurant.

Reviewed 18 April 2017

I must say, picking this restaurant was a mistake and it really ruined my lunch! It is one of the typical touristy places where they do not care about you as a customer. It was our last day in Milan and we really fancied some...More

Thank MDI N
Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Guest for the time spent reviewing our restaurant. We are very sorry for yor disappointment. Our restaurant is very famous for the gastronomic proosals and first quality service. It seems very strange receive negative comments concerning our staff did not care about our...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Overpriced. Rude staff. The most disgustingly stale bread I have ever seen. Average pizza and risotto. Cheap tasting house wine. Pizza toppings are obviously from a can. Really disappointing. And to make it all worse there was a hidden table charge of 3,50 per person....More

Thank Coleman H
Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks for the tme spent reviewing our restaurant. We just point our couple of things: we serve first quality food and our loyal Guests testify with positive comments, in addition we do not add hidden table charge because that cost is just because in Italy...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

This Italian (pizza & seafood-)restaurant aims clearly at tourists and has the looks of a tourist trap. But looks can deceive. The very crowdy terrace is serviced by a very hardworking staff who serve a nice meal that is perfectly prepared. If you want to...More

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Massimo T, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Il Cestino, responded to this review

Thanks dear Customer for your friendly review. We always try to join first quality food with warm and professional service. Altough sometimes our restaurant could seem crowdy and not used to have quiet time, our staff is ready to welcome our guests in the best...More

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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
...More
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Iuliana S
Hello,is the restaurant near the duomo? what s the distance in minutes and how can i get there from duomo? by feet or by taxi?Thanks
26 May 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:30
Monday
12:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:30
Thursday
12:00 - 00:30
Friday
12:00 - 00:30
Saturday
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
  • E-mail