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Trattoria C'era una volta

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Via Palermo 20, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 654060
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Valencia, Spain
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Came here specifically looking for the Milanese meals before our flight back home. They seem quite popular with lunching business groups. They also had specials of the day prices under 10 euros and the plates came out very fast and looked like good portions. I came here for The ossobucco and risotto however. My partner had a spaghetti carbonara. At... More 

Thank JMC_areonthemove
Milan, Italy
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This place has been around for some time; it is comfortable and unpretentious and well located in the Brera Disctrict; it offers a wide variety of good Milanese and Italian food in general. Prices are very reasonable and portions are abundant. The service is very friendly and efficient.

Thank Roberto-Santo
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The food was good but there was nothing in special about it. The recipe is quite basic for different dishes. Still good quality anyway.

Thank Jane I
1 review
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I think it is one of the great Italian restaurant in Milano.we went there & eat some delicious Italian food like osso buco, riso salto, risotto, galetto, controfiletto & pasta gnocchi. There stuff also very smart & friendly.I recommended to every visitor to go there just for one time.

Thank Akm S
Istanbul, Turkey
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

great restaurant and staff. we were looking for a place to eat the famous osso buco. and here it is. it was perfect, you should try it. it was the best restaurant experience in Milan during our visit.

Thank ykg
Jerusalem, Israel
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Exellent Italian food, well prepared and served. Nice and Cousy atmosphere. Probably among the best in the area. Highly recommend

Thank Зеэв Х
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

The food and ambiance was excellent. The service was very friendly considering we did not speak a word of Italian. The house wine recommendations were also good. Overall I would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone visiting Milan.

Thank Vikram M
Barcelona, Spain
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137 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

I recommend this restaurant. Just off Corso Garibaldi, it offers nice food, very friendly service and a reasonable price. Even more so, considering it's just meters away one of the main nightlife streets in Milan. It was plan B for me as I was originally planning to visit another "trattoria" in the vicinity that night, but it's become one of... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This restaurant was just around the corner from the hotel where my wife and I were staying--Hotel Ritter. We checked out the area and this appeared to be the best bet. We were not disappointed. The food was tasty and the service was very good. We shared an order of bruschetta al pomo, which was quite good. I enjoyed the... More 

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St Martin De Belleville
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Very busy and popular restaurant for lunch, Chinese owner but Italian chefs and good Italian food, served by Rumanian staff. The food and the service was good. Price for two people for two courses and carafe wine, bottle water, and espresso came to 28 euros.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 13
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Palermo 20, 20121 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Brera
  • Neighbourhood: Brera
  • Phone Number: +39 02 654060

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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 Brera

Neighbourhood Profile
Brera captures the real essence of the city. It is an excellent mix between history and modernity, where tradition meets innovation. Here design and beauty reign. On Via Brera there are the famous Pinacoteca (galleries), the National Gallery of Modern and Antique Art, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Interior design boutiques and intellectual cafes are typical of the district. Walking along Via Madonnina is a must to admire the architecture of buildings and the design stores. On Sundays, going to the local market is an unmissable opportunity for fashion, style and art. Tucked away, there is the Orto Botanico di Brera botanical garden that seems like a painting framed in an ancient fairy structure. Last but not least, it’s worth a visit to Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli with its Planetarium, the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum).
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