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El Barbapedana

#130 of 6,366 Restaurants in Milan
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Corso Cristoforo Colombo 7, 20144 Milan, Italy
+39 02 832 1732
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very popular restaurant, if you're lucky you'll get a table for lunch. Simple menu- choose between a few pasta dishes. Decent prices and nice food. Recommend!

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Houston
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Very nice cozy feel restaurant in the Canal district(Navigli). Nice wine selection, good value. Tasty pasta and free wifi. Low prices. What's not to like?

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Thank Bruce4fun
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Good small menu. Restaurant itself is also small. Reservations are recommended. English doesn't really work at this place, but you'll be fine with anything here. A little gem.

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Thank J R
Sydney, Australia
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130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

With mostly take away around the station area this place was a pleasant surprise. Reasonably priced and good hearty traditional food. The gentlemen who served us was charming. The guys in the kitchen also deserve a complement. Better than average.

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Having seen the excellent reviews I was worried that I might have got my hopes too high. However, it was (almost) all very good. The decor wasn't modern but was nice enough and the ambience was very good. Service was very friendly. We only had one course each but it was very good. A last minute ask for an insalate... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Very welcoming for a welcome lunch yesterday. food excellent with specials ( veal in mushroom white sauce and veg and a entrecote steak and pan fried potato crisps) with a litre of mineral water and a coffee for 11 euros. + we added a glass of wine each both of which were very good fro 3 euros each. Toilets were... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

To expensive for the quality and portion,but the customer service was great there are a lot of trattorie in Milano you can eat better an more chiper.

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Thank Luca V
Milan, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

If any wants to try typical food Milanese needs to come here. It is simply great. All different dishes we too were great, all family happy. Service good, food fresh, good selection of vine.

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London, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

A work colleague and I enjoyed this meal thoroughly. The waiter (owner?) was warm and helpful and food excellent.

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Karlsruhe, Deutschland
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166 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Barbapedana is a pretty small restaurant near Porta Genova. My guess would be that it is stuffed with more than 30 people but has maybe especially for this reason a nice and cozy athmosphere. The food was very good (Osso Buco with risotto milanese) and pricing fair. I had organized there a group dinner with roundabout 20 pax and even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corso Cristoforo Colombo 7, 20144 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Navigli
  • Neighbourhood: Navigli
  • Phone Number: +39 02 832 1732

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Navigli

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Navigli
The Navigli is part of historic Milan. In the ancient days, the entire city was linked with canals, similar to Venice. Today, most of the canals are gone, but the Navigli remains a canal-based neighborhood. There are two major canals: Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande. The Naviglio Grande's bridges greet visitors at dusk with an amazing view. The Navigli district specializes in clubs, cafes, and vintage shops. Lifestyle reigns supreme here. You can start the walk from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, an antique colonnade in front of the Basilica di San Lorenzo. During the daytime, this place acts as a meeting point for artists and students reading books or chatting with friends; the nights turn it into a stepping-stone for club hoppers. Science lovers will also relish the opportunity to visit the Science and Technology National Museum Leonardo Da Vinci, showcasing inventions of the Italian genius.
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