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Mercanti Cafe

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Neighbourhood:
Centro Storico
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Via Dei Mercanti 21, 20123 Milan, Italy
390272080394
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06:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 02:00
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered onion soup, pene with chicken & pesto it was not something different Bruschetta was so normal (only tomato with basil)

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Thank alborz m
Harrow
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a pannini and water to take away €8. Helpful staff. Freshly made the pannini as we didn't want mozzarella, did want salami added. Price seemed reasonable for just off the very centre of Milan and main shopping street. Filled croissants €1.10, small individual speciality biscuits 80c.

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Thank MattJKing71
Newbury, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Staff and place are nice enough but seriously €8.50 for a small beer, €11.50 for Bruschetta.... Enough said

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Thank sianandbenconnolly
Telford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

A group of 7 of us visited for lunch. We were very disappointed, the food was expensive, stale and very small portions.

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Thank Rachaelg240
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Good food, but expensive. My wife and I had one course each and a coffee each and the bill was 60 euros! Lovely venue and reasonable service.

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Thank Andy B
Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Its located at the heart of the city, the desserts look promising. We have tried 2 of them and they were very delicious. The prices are high, like the other cafes at the center. For the families who travel with their babies: Unfortunately it is sometimes very hard to find even a baby feeding chair and diaper changing mat in... More 

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Thank İrem S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

In a prime location with a good frontage, I made a presumption that in order to survive it would have to have provided a good experience. Unfortunately the food was mediocre and the service was slow and mildly rude. I always check on TripAdvisor first, except on this occasion - survives on passing tourist trade.

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Thank SAshleyC
Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

It's always been said one mustn't die without trying Italian gelato (ice-cream), but I never imagined it'd be that tasty! This café is located in a very strategic place near Il Duomo, so you may easily grab your gelato and enjoy a walk around, or go on with your shopping.

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Thank almaasam
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This cafe is located near the Duomo and the gelato signs are most inviting. It has seating arrangements also though we opted for 1 gelato piccolo each which cost us 6 euros. The counter is manned by a pleasant man who spoke English.They have a good choice of gelato and the helping is decent.

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Thank Dhiraj H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The food is not good and it is very expensive. I ordered 1 crepe and two coffees which cost €25. I wouldn't even feed a dog here. Please avoid at all cost!

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Thank Harjoth S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 38 - USD 153
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 02:00
Monday
06:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 02:00
Thursday
06:00 - 02:00
Friday
06:00 - 02:00
Saturday
06:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dei Mercanti 21, 20123 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
  • Phone Number: 390272080394

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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

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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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