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Don Lisander

Via Alessandro Manzoni 12A, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 7602 0130
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Alessandro Manzoni 12A, 20121 Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

That night I had to wait for my friend en Via Manzoni. I decided to eat somewhere and encountered this restaurant . It was situated in a court of old building. Nice place, not cheap! A lot of suits and gowns. Lovely old live cover...More

Thank Victor Z
stefano m, Proprietario at Don Lisander, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Victor. We hope to see you again in the near future. Best Regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I plus our friends had dinner here on a Sunday evening in early June. The restaurant was recommended by the concierge at our hotel (Rosa Grand). The location is about 5 minutes walk from the central galleria in Milan, past the La...More

Thank Gatobrit
stefano m, Proprietario at Don Lisander, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Mr. Gatobrit for your compliments. Looking forward to welcoming you back at Don Lisander. Best Regards. Stefano

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice place, with very good service, in Milano downtown. you can feel like a small town close to the nature.

1  Thank Lorene S
stefano m, Proprietario at Don Lisander, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Lorene. looking forward to welcoming you in the future. Best Regards Stefano

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in a quiet alley in center of Milano , it is all about the elegant spot for dining, very friendly staff and the serious talent in the kitchen. We had a lovely evening despite the rainy weather!!!

1  Thank Adriana C
stefano m, Proprietario at Don Lisander, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much Adriana for your comments. Looking forward to welcome you again at Don Lisander. Stefano

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

It was located in a quiet alley. There were about 4 tables outside it’s restaurant. They asked if we would like the heater to be switched on. On the other side of the restaurant was a green pasture where low-rise residence/apartments were located. Very peaceful...More

Thank Tifiny K
stefano m, Proprietario at Don Lisander, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear Tifiny, thank you very much for your warm comments and the detailed description. It's been such a great honor to have you at Don Lisander and I'll be extremely happy to welcome you back again in the future. Keep in touch. Best Regards. Stefano

Reviewed 6 May 2018

I was looking forward to my second visit as I had enjoyed this restaurant tremendously last year, but what a disappointment; the meat was chewy and the table kept on bouncing until they changed our,table. But everything else was as perfect as before.More

Thank Nabil F
stefano m, Proprietario at Don Lisander, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Dear Nabil, we are sorry your second experience wasn's as good as the first. You should have immediately request for a change and we would have been extremely happy to let you have another great experience with us. Looking forward to welcome you back. Best...More

Reviewed 5 May 2018

This is the best restaurant that we went in our last trip to Milan. The seafood is amazing. It is difficult to choose what to eat among so many fantastic options.

Thank RiBa_100
stefano m, Proprietario at Don Lisander, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Dear Riba, on behalf of all the Don Lisander crew let me thank you very much for your compiments. Best Regards Stefano

Reviewed 4 May 2018

We wanted to try Milan-style food, and Don Lisander was recommended by our hotel. We had eaten a late lunch, so we didn't order any starters. For an entrée, my guy ordered the veal Milanese with potatoes and vegetables. I had the osso buco with...More

1  Thank Joycie0274
stefano m, Proprietario at Don Lisander, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Dear Joycie, thank you for your kind review. We are sorry your experience at Don Lisander was below your expectations, as we normally meet or go above those expectations. Regarding the server request, I do not believe my collaborators are asking for the tip, as...More

Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Food was very bad, no salt, no flavor. Service was unfriendly and to slow.... Don’t recommend to dinner Only thing positive was the locationMore

Thank Andrea F
stefano m, Proprietario at Don Lisander, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Dear Andrea, we are sorry to read your comment. We would much appreciated your commentary right away during the service and we would have been happy to change your plates. Nevertheless you shoud consider we served over 400 people per day and mostly were extremely...More

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Came to Milan for Easter weekend with the intention of having an authentic Easter Sunday lunch and accidentally stumbled onto this restaurant. All I can say is wow wow wow. One of the best meals of my life - phenomenal Easter lamb, lamb ravioli and...More

Thank kiranb59
stefano m, Proprietario at Don Lisander, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Ciao Kiran. It'sw been my pleasure to welcome you and to be your special family feeling restaurant for Easter day. looking forward to seeing you again before you'll leave. Thank you for the compliments on behalf of all the staff. Stefano

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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Nic J
29 September 2017|
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Response from stefano m | Property representative |
Week days we are open from 12:30 to 14:30 and from 19:30 to 22:30 Weekend from 12:30 to 22:30 continous Best Regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
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
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Spacious and comfortable garden terrace restaurant downtown Milano, 200 mt. from The Scala Opera House, 200 mt. from Via Montenapoleone and 5 minutes from Duomo Cathedral Square. Traditional Milanese and Italian cuisine with 70 years of old fashioned history.
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