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Don Carlos

#808 of 6,567 Restaurants in Milan
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Via Alessandro Manzoni 29, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 7231 4640
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19:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
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Masachusetts
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just hate giving a negative review where the staff is exceptional. We had a late dinner here after the opera and were graciously attended to by everyone. The food here is disappointing and the menu is limiting.This restaurant is tucked down a quaint alley and connected to the Grand Hotel de la Milan. It has wonderful atmosphere but uncomfortable... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant with great food and great service!!!! Definitely recommend!!! They even made me chocolate mousse by request!

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RistorantiGHedM, Restaurant Manager at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all we would like to thank you for sharing your experience at “Don Carlos” restaurant and for your positive feedback. It has been a pleasure having you in our restaurant. We are most pleased to learn that you appreciated the food, especially the chocolate mousse, and the service. We suggest you to visit our Facebook page... More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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341 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined hear because it was connected to our hotel, the Grand. The server was very friendly young lady from Argentina which helped make the evening more tolerable. The menu is out of date and it was challenging to find something to order. The attitude seemed to be we should be greatful to eat there.

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RistorantiGHedM, Restaurant Manager at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all we would like to thank you for sharing your experience at “Don Carlos” restaurant, your opinion it’s important for us. We are most pleased to read your kind appreciation about our Staff and we are really sorry that our cuisine did not meet your expectations. Any suggestion from our guests is always most welcome and... More 

Highland, California
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I had the pleasure of dining at Don Carlos twice for dinner. Service was unpretentious, with attentive, yet welcoming wait staff. I thorough enjoyed each of my dishes and the appetizer plates were the most generous I have seen in any restaurant. And these came after complimentary appetizer bites. I am typically not a fan of salmon mousse, but the... More 

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RistorantiGHedM, Restaurant Manager at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all we would like to thank you for sharing your experience at “Don Carlos” restaurant and for your positive feedback. It has been a pleasure having you in our restaurant. We are most pleased to learn that you appreciated all dishes, the wine list and the service. Furthermore, it gives us particular satisfaction to know that... More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

A small menu is compensated by the excellent dishes, perfectly chosen wine list and excellent service. All you need to spend a quiet dinner.

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RistorantiGHedM, Restaurant Manager at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all we would like to thank you for sharing your experience at “Don Carlos” restaurant and for your positive feedback. It has been a pleasure having you in our restaurant. We are most pleased to learn that you appreciated the dishes, the wine list and the service of the “Don Carlos”. Furthermore, it gives us particular... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Seriously, this experience made me doubt Trip Advisor ratings! Me and my wife really like food and two weeks ago we went to celebrate my wife's birthday. We had the tasting menu and the food was below any expectation. Every dish was more disappointing than the one before. The fish/sea food products were obviously frozen before and didn't get the... More 

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RistorantiGHedM, Restaurant Manager at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all, we would like to thank you for sharing the present review about your dinner at “Don Carlos”. We are sorry to read that your experience was not positive and our cuisine did not meet your expectations. We are sure that it has been a case and we are really sorry for that. Any suggestion from... More 

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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

the place belongs to the 5 stars hotel of the chain 'leading hotels of the world', it says already a lot. Just a walking distance from the Duomo, you access it from a small alley. You must ring the door to get inside the old classy Italian restaurant. It is pretty small, you can expect it to be a quite... More 

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RistorantiGHedM, Restaurant Manager at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all we would like to thank you for sharing your experience at “Don Carlos” restaurant and for your positive feedback. It has been a pleasure having you in our restaurant. We are most pleased to learn that you appreciated “la classe” and the Italian atmosphere of the “Don Carlos”. Furthermore, it gives us particular satisfaction to... More 

New Jersey
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149 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Don Carlos is the upscale restaurant in the Grand Hotel et de Milan. It is small and intimate (10 tables) with original artwork for La Scala lining its walls, so perfect for a romantic or special evening. I believe they said the kitchen stays open until midnight to accommodate people after the performance at La Scala. It is set in... More 

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RistorantiGHedM, Restauran Manager at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Guest, first of all we would like to thank you for sharing your experience at “Don Carlos” restaurant and for your positive feedback. It has been a pleasure having you in our restaurant. We are pleased to learn you liked our location, our food and our staff. We will be very happy to have you back again during your... More 

Australia
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We were staying at the hotel and decided on Don Carlos for our last night. We were the only diners at the early time of 7;30, but as usual in Europe most diners eat later. The staff were lovely and very helpful with knowledge of the food and wine offered. All in all a memorable evening

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RistorantiGHedM, Restaurant Manager at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Guest, first of all we would like to thank you for sharing your experience at “Don Carlos” restaurant and for your positive feedback. It has been a pleasure having you in our restaurant. We are pleased to learn you liked our service and the Don Carlos experience. We will be very happy to have you back again during your... More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Sat at the bar; good barman; had wiskey sour (bit to heavy on the lemon); the pulpo for dinner: outstanding! Nice atmosphere (calm) as one of last privately owned Hotels. Didn't try Restaurant this time but will next time (and may stay at Hotel too)

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RistorantiGHedM, Restaurant Manager at Don Carlos, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all I would like to thank you for taking the time to write this positive feed back. We are delighted to learn that you have liked our barman and the cuisine. We would be very glad to welcome you also at our Don Carlos restaurant soon. Your positive comments were very valuable to us and we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
19:30 - 23:00
Monday
19:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
19:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
19:30 - 23:00
Thursday
19:30 - 23:00
Friday
19:30 - 23:00
Saturday
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Alessandro Manzoni 29, 20121 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
  • Phone Number: +39 02 7231 4640
Description
The Don Carlos, pays homage to Maestro Giuseppe Verdi, who stayed
at the Grand Hotel et de Milan for more than twenty years. An intimate and
elegant setting with paintings, sketches and scene-paintings from the La
Scala Theatre Museum. The Don Carlos Restaurant serves Italian traditional
cuisine under the light of its antique silver chandelier.

Under the executive management of the Chef Angelo Gangemi, the Don Carlos
offers a traditional Italian cuisine which presents all ingredients
according to their seasonality, interpreting with originality and refinement
menus taken from the flavours and fragrances of the Mediterranean tradition.
It is listed in the leading guide-books and reviews as one of the most
exclusive restaurants in Milan, having reached a top gastronomic level, with
excellent service in an elegant atmosphere. In the cellar, that prides
itself on 200 labels, you can find the remains of an old Roman wall that
dates back to 250 AD. Open for after theatre dinners, in the warm seasons it
is also possible to eat outdoors.

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  • 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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