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Don Lisander

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Via Alessandro Manzoni 12A, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 7602 0130
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12:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 22:30
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London
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank LuiseLondon
Chur, Graubunden, Switzerland
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192 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Brigitte K
Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Food Was just Fabulous. This was our second meal in Italy and it was just fantastic. The restaurant was convenient to get to from hotel in the Duomo. We were made to feel welcome from A to Z...especially because we are from the USA. The energetic owner even helped to deliver our entrees and we talked about the long... More 

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

Dear Ra-popp let me thank you for staying with us and for your nice words. I hope to welcome you back again at Don Lisander in the near future. More 

Cary, North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived ten minutes early, and the staff opened the door and welcomed in graciously. The food was absolutely delicious and the services friendly and professional.

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

Thank you Melissa. We are looking forward to welcome back you again in the future. Take care. More 

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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This a very good Italian restaurant in an excellent location, close to luxury shopping, in summer you may sit outdoors, very friendly staff & excellent food. We have been coming here for years and we will come back for sure :-)

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

Dear Peter thank you for your nice words and trust on our restaurant. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had a gorgeous meal here, two couples. Expensive but worth it. Our waiter was so attentive and humorous and lived our accents! We was served efficiently throughout the duration and was made to feel really welcome. We was given good information on where to's and what nots within the city and the restaurant is designed to make you feel... More 

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Thank Lacey1993x
stefano m, Proprietario at Don Lisander, responded to this review

Dear Lacey let me thank you for your appreciation. We will be very happy to welcome you back again at Don Lisander. More 

Hong Kong, China
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191 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My wife and I ate here in October 2016. We walked past a place at lunchtime and were intrigued at the idea of a courtyard restaurant and so we booked a table for dinner that night. Unfortunately the weather was quite calling Milan and although some people were sat outside, we were very pleased to be offered a table inside.... More 

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Thank SteveHK_8
stefano m, Proprietario at Don Lisander, responded to this review

Dear Steve, we truly appreciate your compliments and restaurant description. We will be delighted to welcome you back in the future and to propose you our quality service and food. I wish you all the best and send you our warmest regards Stefano More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We were told not to eat anywhere near the Milan center as the food tends not to be too good (by a local), however our experience of the Dom Lisander was very favourable. We were met at the entrance, and even though we hadn't booked they soon found us a table, whilst in the meantime we were entertained with a... More 

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Thank 63Richardt
stefano m, Proprietario at Don Lisander, responded to this review

Dear Richardt thank you very much for your compliments. I'm sure you had a great experience and we are looking forward to welcome you back again in the future. Stefano More 

London
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288 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

You must try their mushroom dishes as it is the season. The pan fried large mushrooms were delicious so was the mushroom risotto. Vitello tonato is also recommended. Very pleasant courtyard for lunch . Popular with all bankers in the area.

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

Dear Margherita thank you very much for your nice words. It's starting the truffle season now....and we will serve excellent food as always. Looking forward to see you soon again. Best Regards Stefano More 

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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

A group of us met at Don Lisander to kick off the beginning of our 10-day Italian tour and to celebrate the birthday of one of our members. First, the waiter snubbed us when we didn't order the expensive wine we ordered. One member of our party ordered a beer, which he never got. The service was poor and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 22:30
Monday
12:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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

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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

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.
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