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Al mercante

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Centro Storico
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Piazza dei Mercanti, 17, 20123 Milan, Italy
+39 02 805 2198
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Berlin, Germany
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small restaurant, tables nicely decorated, service very friendly, great authentic food, fantastic wine very reasonably priced: this is the summary of what was a very nice evening. From the first moment on we felt very welcomed. Great place!

Thank foehle
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We where close to Duomo when my girlfried who is pregnant felt hungry so after a quick check on tripadvisor for good italian food we choose this restaurant. Waiter service was ok, however their english are limited. On the menu in italian states that bread is €4 (we realised it on the bill) the bread sticks and 2 slices where... More 

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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

You have to visit this restaurant close to Duomo if you want to taste the traditional milano meat Fiorentina. They know how to cook the meat perfectly. The place is very beautiful and the staff is very kindly and helpful. For desert i had a tiramisu and this was excellent!!! Very clean, with big spaces and tables, good wines and... More 

Thank GerardMuj
Memphis, Tennessee
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208 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

10 years ago I was in Milano for a business meeting and we ate here and I had an opportunity for a repeat business again this week. Food is very good. Since we were a group, we had a special menu. From appetizer to dessert all was impeccable. Service was spot on without being annoyingly attentive. The restaurant is across... More 

Thank JMfromMemphis
Milan, Italy
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Invited for a business lunch, it was my first time in this place. Extremely well located, almost 1 min walk from Duomo's square, and despite that it is not a tourist place. Italian meal, almost from all the regions, very good quality with selected wine list. Staff very efficient with a price level a bit high but you are really... More 

Thank apocalypsenow66
Reading, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We wandered in here hoping to find a non-touristy spot with good food. At first, we were a little put off because we were immediately given English menus, but the waiter quickly remedied that when he saw our expressions and we just sailed on from there. A wonderful pasta with basil pesto cream sauce, authentic osso buco and a delicious... More 

Thank fancyn1
Davis, CA
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We came back to Milan and decided to try this place again as we really liked it last time. Food was still amazing. Had a white truffle pasta. Also had a salad with buffalo mozzarella and an appetizer with zucchini blossoms - we were not disappointed and was as good as we remembered when we were here 5 years ago.... More 

Thank mskentdvm
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Don't be fooled by the location or the somewhat cool reception. This place is literally 30 seconds from the west side of Duomo Square where tourists and mediocre touristy restaurants abound. But, this one is first class in food and service -- at least the wait staff; the owner was a bit frosty. The breading on the veal milanese was... More 

Thank EB1199
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We felt really satisfied by our lunch the other day. Nice caprese, well made pasta and fantastic Tiramisu! Friendly staff.

Thank Madelene W
Mexicali, Mexico
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

You can't miss it. Friendly and delicious. Not to mention the location. Service was also very good. !!!

Thank Paco621

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 37 - USD 53
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza dei Mercanti, 17, 20123 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
  • Phone Number: +39 02 805 2198

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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 Centro Storico

Neighbourhood Profile
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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