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La Libera

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Brera
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Via Palermo 21, Milan, Italy
+39 02 805 3603
Today
19:30 - 00:30
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Sun - Sat 19:30 - 00:30
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Milan, Italy
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Characteristic restaurant offering dishes from the Milanese traditional cuisine. Venue located in the Garibladi area with welcoming, warm environment. Hall setup can result a little crowded (table are pretty close to each other). As mentioned, the menu includes many Milanese traditional dishes, cooked and presented with care. Service speed is average, prices in line with the location.

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Livorno, Italy
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144 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

A fine ambience will receive you in this restaurant. Food is well presented and the ingredients' quality is good. Preparation needs some improvement. Suggestions: - dessert with chestnut - artichoke with mozzarella. A defect: the external leaves of the artichoke are too tough.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

It is incomprehensible why this restaurant is so busy. Clearly, the clientele haven't got a clue. Being foodies and regular visitors to Italy, we advise that this restaurant is not worth a visit. The figs in our antipasti were squashed and bruised. The Cotoletta alla Milanese was thin and tasted purely of breadcrumbs fried in butter. The Zabaglione in the... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Nice little restaurant. Friendly, also englisch speaking, service. Good food. Nice ambiance. Not cheap

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Thank Mark B
Istanbul, Turkey
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Passion does make a difference... That is what I felt at La Libera. The stylish owner was not there to watch only, but to serve with his passion, that you can feel and make sure that the guests were happy! Cotoletta was perfect and the ice cream was absolutely superb ending. Will sure visit again.

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McKinney, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, explanation of menu and very personable waiter. The food was good, we really enjoyed our exsperience

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

This is one of my go-to restaurants when I visit Milan - and with good reason. I think the standard of the food has remained consistently high and I like the feel of the place - warm, friendly, full of locals, with lovely staff that I remember from previous visits. It was a bank holiday Sunday evening but was still... More 

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Milan, Italy
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Historical restaurant in Milan whose food has worsened throughout the years, while its cost has increased. It used to be one of my favorite restaurants in Milan and I went back the other night after a couple of years that I was missing. Average quality of food for a very expensive bill (50 euros each). It's really a pity.

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

This is my third time to La Libera and equally as enjoyable as the first. An American friend who had worked in Milan recommended it to me as his go to restaurant. Just recently, my airbnb host had booked myself and two friends there for dinner as we were arriving rather late on a Sunday evening. The atmosphere is buzzy... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Cosy, nice place, serving lovely food. If you are looking for the Milano experience this is the place to go. The small dining room creates a lovely atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 146
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
19:30 - 00:30
Monday
19:30 - 00:30
Tuesday
19:30 - 00:30
Wednesday
19:30 - 00:30
Thursday
19:30 - 00:30
Friday
19:30 - 00:30
Saturday
19:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Palermo 21, Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Brera
  • Neighbourhood: Brera
  • Phone Number: +39 02 805 3603

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

Staying in Brera

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Brera
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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