We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Don Lisander

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Via Alessandro Manzoni 12A, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 7602 0130
12:30 - 22:30
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 12:30 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

416 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 114: English reviews
Level Contributor
37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a terrific spot in the heart of Milan. Lunch outside during a wonderful sunny afternoon. Service was excellent and the food was very very nice! Very enjoyable spot to rest in between shopping time! Would very much recommend. We will be back next time we visit Milan.

Thank Simon G
Level Contributor
74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They location is very central and the idea of eating inbetween an old courtyard is very nice. Music was really pleasant at lunch time. Professional service and well presented food. However, the meal did not amuse us and in my opinion, a little overpriced. But overall good lunching experience.

Thank Mengyi L
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here and were so impressed. Our hotel recommended it as one of the best in Milan. Everything we ate was divinely inspired. Presented by an impeccable staff in a lovely intimate setting. Our only regret is we were off to ski in France the next day and couldn't eat there again. If you are looking... More 

Thank Kricket F
stefano m, Proprietario at Don Lisander, responded to this review

Dear Kricket, on behalf of all Don Lisander team I'd like to thank you for your compliments and encouraging words. We are looking to welcome you back again at Don Lisander in the future. Stefano Marazzato More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was first introduced to Don Lisander by Miranda Maronelli who lived across the street.. for an American it was very swish and sitting always in the garden in summer, the plants took the edge off of the humidity of Milano and the heat in August. I also like the small interior restaurant in Winter that is most intimate and... More 

Thank Garner T
stefano m, Proprietario at Don Lisander, responded to this review

Dear Garner, on behalf of all Don Lisander team I'd like to thank you for your nice words and compliments. We will be very happy to welcome you back at the restaurant. Best Regards. Stefano More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We had a single night in Milan this time around as we were using Milan as a transit point on our way to Barolo. We had absolutely no recommendations from friends and the wife picked the restaurant through internet research. Turned out to be an absolutely fine experience. From the wine, to the appetisers, to the mains, the service and... More 

Thank VikramRaizada
stefano m, Proprietario at Don Lisander, responded to this review

Dear Vikram We thank you for your nice words and compliments and we are looking forward to welcome back you and your wife again. More 

Milan, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Went to the Don Lisander last week with my family. We were lucky enough to be able to eat outside in the garden. To find such an amazing location in the centre of Milan, two minutes away from Via Montenapoleone and the Scala is incredible. There is a good variety of menu, starting with all the typical Milanese specialities without... More 

Thank barbarajhuls
Orange County, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Referred by my boss, Don Lisander was an excellent choice for our first night in Milan. I enjoyed onion soup and salmon steak and fresh vegetables. My wife loved her artichoke hearts, spaghetti with ricotta cheese. We shared an excellent bottle of Sassella.

Thank TFBjr
Long Beach, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2016

My cousin and I enjoyed dinner at Don Lisander and loved every bit of it. Its located in the heart of downtown Milan and they have a beautiful outdoor garden. I ordered Spaghetti del Cavalier Cocco which has ricotta cheese, tomato sauce and lime. So delicious!! My cousin said his Veal was the best he's ever had. We shared two... More 

Thank JNCorrea
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Felt this didn't live up to expectations. Haven't eaten here for many years but booked again for dinner on a weekend break away. The Osso Bucco was good but the rissotto slightly under seasoned. The fish was served on ribbons of carrot and courgette. A bit bland. We were given a glass of dessert wine with our puddings.

Thank LuiseLondon
Chur, Graubunden, Switzerland
Level Contributor
216 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We had a tasty meal here and enjoyed the italian atmospere, good wine and helpful service. Prices, however, are a little on the high side.

Thank Brigitte K

Travellers who viewed Don Lisander also viewed

Milan, Lombardy

Been to Don Lisander? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Alessandro Manzoni 12A, 20121 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
  • Phone Number: +39 02 7602 0130

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Don Lisander and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Don Lisander staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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.
Explore this neighbourhood