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Casa Borella

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Alzaia Naviglio Grande 8, 20144 Milan, Italy
+39 02 8940 0407
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201 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is very romantic and has an amazing setting. The food is delicious and the staff are great. Fabio was our waiter and he is really very professional and kind. The spaghetti pomodorro e basilico was really a success.

Thank Nay_Mouawad
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104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2013

For those you familiar with the finest Flemish interior design architecture, a visit to Casa Borella will make you feel somewhere in northern Europe .. one can even have a canal sea view since this beautiful newly renewed place is situated just opposite the Canal ( Naviglio Pavese). Food is very italian though, very good selection of cheese and sweet... More 

Thank loidina
Milan, Italy
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2012

This place is nice and charming at first sight. That is why I chose it. However the food was mediocre and not cheap. My baccalà (stewed cod fish) was too salty. Also the cotoletta milanese of my friend was nothing special. Moreover, it was quite cold, and I hate eating in cold places (I was dressed, not naked..). All in... More 

Thank giulia p
Cri27, Proprietario at Casa Borella, responded to this review

Dear Giulia P, Thanks for your review. I’m Cristiano Cova, the owner of Ristorante Casa Borella and I’m sorry for reading your comment about your experience at my restaurant. I changed my life 6 months ago because of my passion for good food and I’m firmly convinced that both raw material and service or atmosphere must always have high quality... More 

Speers Point, Australia
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549 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2012

My wife and I visited Milano in late August and did not pass up the opportunity to head to Navigli for dinner (I hear that it is dead here during the day). We had no predetermined venue in mind and probably were a little early for the typical Milanese evening meal but it was still light enough to see what... More 

Thank LockStockandTravel
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2012

Our hotel (westin Milan palace) recconended this as a good place to go near the Naviglo area in Milan. It was so beautifully decorated with a very modern style, while still making you fully aware that you were in Italy! They let us sit at the center table overlooking the street. Great people watching. The service was top notch and... More 

Thank KatieSmithDC
Milan, Italy
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2012

We noticed the nice restaurant during a stroll on the Naviglio. Very well refurbished. Neat furniture. Clean. At a first glance the menu appeared on the expensive end. So we continued our walk but concluded that it was worth a try (other restaurants on Naviglio were not much cheaper and most of them not so well-kept). The service proved good... More 

Thank Dave_Milan
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2012

I had a dinner with some friends on Saturday evening, having a great dinner, excellent service and a high quality wine list. Cristian, the owner makes you confortable in discovery the different specialities and showing the nice place.

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1 review
Reviewed 6 June 2012

We went to this part of Milan in the evening to have a meal at a nice restaurant and having walked the area we decided on this lovely looking restaurant, which had a nice selection on the display menu. From the start the welcome was very warm and the service was super friendly very warm from all members of the... More 

Thank A U
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2012

We stopped here by chance as it was a sunny day and we wanted to sit outside. The food excelled. Had the spinach souffle to start which was amazing then steak and roast potatoes and salad, the steak was the best I have ever had. It was a very pleasant lunch in the sunshine by the canal. We hadn't been... More 

Thank mum4boys
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1,621 reviews
1,222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 835 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2012

We stumbled across this place whilst walking the Navigli canal area and what a find! Lovely staff from the boss down. A beautiful contemporary interior with bamboo furniture. We had Octopus with potato and truffle sauce, spinach souffle and fresh fish, fantastic. Great value too, we would return tomorrow.

Thank thefooddood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 56
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alzaia Naviglio Grande 8, 20144 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Navigli
  • Neighbourhood: Navigli
  • Phone Number: +39 02 8940 0407
I'm Cristiano Cova and I've been The new manager of Casa Borella since 1st May 2012. After some changes in the restaurant I've officially opened it on 17th May 2012.I'd like to tell you that something has changed. First of all I want to say thank you to all the people who have already had dinner by Casa Borella and I wish to invite all those who haven't had the chance to come yet.Please don't hesitate to tell your experience, I'll be pleased to read your reviews.

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Staying in Navigli

Neighbourhood Profile
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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