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Van Bol & Feste

££ - £££
Centro Storico
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Largo Cairoli, 20100 Milan, Italy
+39 02 8909 3182
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158 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spring weather for sitting out having lunch. Unfortunately my first sandwich choice was not available but the alternative was fine which was had with coffee and sparkling water. Near the Castell Sforzesca. Nice staff and good service.

Thank LizM2
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been at Van Bol quite few times and we enjoyed the experience so much that it is our first choice for a quick meal downtown Milan. Being also close to Teatro Dal Verme it is the place for a relaxing meal before the show. Last time we enjoyed the "aperitivo" with a selection of finger foods including also risotto... More 

Thank sempreingiro8
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The taste and flavor of the gelato is very good. Very well located near the Castelo Sforzesco. The only downsize is the service, very rude just contributing for the Italian stereotype. And to complete the poor service, when I was seating in the tables outside I was kicked out by the waiter because the ice cream was for "take out".... More 

Thank Vitor C
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141 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just grabbed a gerate from this shop, the system is that we have to pay by casher and queue in front of gerate show case. Limone was nice

Thank Moyashinen
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Great ambience and excellent gelato..near the castle so it made for an excellent afternoon. Will be back!

Thank Rachelle B
Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a tasty 'one dish lunch' here after a city tour. Tasty and sufficient it was what we needed. There is a great choice too and tempting pastries. Attentive staff.

Thank John T
Perth, Australia
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We were sat to the rear of this place, nice and near the toilets (if that is a plus) with a great view of a wall. Pity to be in this iconic cafe and not be able to appreciate it. The mocha arrived, basically with a coffee shot, splash of chocolate and filled with whipped (aquirty) cream. Not my favourite... More 

Thank Robbie B
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Van Bol & Feste is a little pricey over all, however the hot chocolate is very good. Very rich tasting. Cakes and rolls available should you want lunch. The cafe has seating inside and out and the service is good.

Thank Natalie W
Paris, France
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Standard coffee, standard water, standard seat, standard road (just in front, please yeld to be understood) Really desappointed by the high notes of TripAdv. Not recommanded.

Thank Julien L
North Carolina
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Even though it is billed as a bakery, we had a great lunch here. Sandwiches are wonderful. It may be hard to see the seating inside but it was great on a cold day in December. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank Margaret A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Cairoli, 20100 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
  • Phone Number: +39 02 8909 3182

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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 Centro Storico

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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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