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Pasticceria Cova

Centro Storico
As featured in Best Food in Milan
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Via Montenapoleone 8, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 7600 0578
07:45 - 20:30
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Sun 09:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 07:45 - 20:30
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sparkling chandeliers, alluring displays, beautiful desert packaging. It is definately an experience worth having while in Milano. Aristocratic and from another era. Be prepared though, as the coffee is one of the most expensive in Milano.

Thank zotrix
Montlhery, France
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Lool. What a crap place ! 5 euros for a coffee. 7e for 30cl of water with a tea bag. Croissant was stale. The only one toilet was really dirty. Waiters was interested and not kindly! Seriously ! An old institution ?

Thank keerby
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274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

If you are in town, if you are Via Montenapoleone, if you are anywhere close to Cova: just pass that door step and ask to be seated (the bar just won't do it). You'll love it! It is chic and authentic. A must!

Thank Theetiquettorialist
Istanbul, Turkey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Cova is a good choice for those who are into spending a lot of money for very little food or drinks in a chic place. In no other place in Milan would you get a brioche and capuccino for 9 Euros (this is the price at the table, you would pay 4 euros at the bar). I also found the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The place has a great location, but the ratio of quality and price is quite bad. Service was soso ( we had to wait long to be seated, staff noticed us but ignored) and did feel forced.

Thank Alexander v
Vancouver, Canada
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Good to take a break while you're walking in Montenapoleone, love the ambiance, Cappuccino is always cold but delicious tiramisu and mini tarts and espresso.

Thank Phiru
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great and typical Italian coffeeshop in a luxury shopping location. Fantastic espresso and pastries. A must is the vanilla croissant :-)

Thank Peter H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I always come here to take coffee , but when I order Best cappuccino in the world I prefer to take a table . Table price is different you need to go direct to the table and order but if you want coffee you should pay next the door then you go to the bar to order . I love... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This trip we went Cova Montenapoleone everyday for lunch or breakfast or just coffee. The ambiance is lovely and next year will be its 150th anniversary. The service is great, the ambiance is great and the coffee and food is really good.

Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best places in Milano, I have a lunch here every time I visit Milan. The food and confectionary is delicious. The atmosphere is lovely

Thank Barbara R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 30
Italian, Cafe, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer
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Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
07:45 - 20:30
07:45 - 20:30
07:45 - 20:30
07:45 - 20:30
07:45 - 20:30
07:45 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Montenapoleone 8, 20121 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
  • Phone Number: +39 02 7600 0578
Founded in 1817 by Antonio Cova, a Napoleonic solider, Pasticceria Cova is one of Milan’s oldest pasticceria, an iconic place where tradition meets elegance and style. Today, the Montenapoleon restaurant and caffè offers a journey of delectable discovery, inviting guests to experience signature Italian hospitality and a true taste of Milanese cuisine within exquisitely designed interiors from breakfast to aperitivo.

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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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