From Tradition to Innovation

Don Lisander is a historic restaurant opened in 1947, in the heart of Milan, a hundred steps from Teatro alla Scala. It is named after Alessandro Manzoni, affectionately called by the Milanese, Don Lisander. The inner hall is located in what was once the chapel of Palazzo Trivulzio, whose magnificent garden is still visible from the patio of the restaurant open for lunch and dinner throughout the summer season.

Menu à la Carte

To Start

Selection artisan cold cuts and cheeses
€ 26,50
Golden octopus, topinambur, black cabbage and liquorice
€ 26,50
Mountain egg poché, cauliflower cream, chiodini mushrooms, goat cheese fondue, cabbage crumble and pork cheek
€ 20,50
Burrata from Andria with a selection of tomatoes
€ 24,50
Crispy chicory puntarelle, red shrimps poche, stracciatella and Cetara anchovy sauce
€ 24,50

Pasta and Risotto

Spaghetti Verrigni with tomato sauce, ricotta cheese and basil
€ 20,50
Risotto with sweet pumpkin, amaretti with sweet mustard
€ 22,00
Spaghetti Verrigni, turnip tops, red shrimps and sea urchins
€ 30,00
Raviolo with creamed cod and cuttlefish ink, coulis of datterini tomatoes and bufala milk
€ 26,50


Veal fillet cooked at low temperature, black cabbage, beets and demi glace
€ 33,00
Pork Cheek Barolo braised and creamy pumpkin
€ 28,00
Piedmonte Beef fillet with rosemary potatoes and sauce
€ 36,00
Boneless rib eye, chestnut crumble, coffee, cumin and sauce
€ 30,00


Seared tuna, braised artichokes and sesame
€ 36,00
Breaded cod fillet with panko, turnip tops, garlic, olive oil and chili pepper, confit tomatoes and burrata cream
€ 30,00
Lughtly spiced fish broth, monkfish and salicornia
€ 36,00
Hooked sea bass fillet, cauliflower, chiodini mushrooms with thyme
€ 28,00


Traditional Milanese meat balls with creamy potatoes
€ 22,50
Traditional “nervetti” salad, potatoes parmentier, green sauce and onions
€ 18,50
Artichokes salad with Parmesan
€ 18,50

First Courses

Risotto milanese "Don Lisander"
€ 22,00
Tagliatelle with rabbit white ragù
€ 22,50
Seasonal vegetable soup
€ 20,50

Second Dishes

Veal cutlet Milanese
€ 33,00
Ossobuco with milanese risotto
€ 33,00


Risotto with row scampi, yuzu and pink pepper
€ 28,00


Risotto with Treviso red salad, barbera wine and sausage
€ 22,00


Risotto with vegetables 2.0
€ 22,00


Risi e bisi” Risotto with peas
€ 22,00


Risotto with cuttlefish ink, seared squid, candied lemon and smoked provola
€ 26,00


Risotto with glazed pork belly, braised spring onions and cassis
€ 26,00


Risotto with golden scallop, smoked pepper and wasabi gel
€ 28,00

I Nostri Dolci

Chocolat ball, creamy yogourt, white chocolate and berries
€ 16,50
Three chocolate mousse
€ 14,50
Zabaglione eggnog
€ 14,50
Panna cotta with pistachio and dark chocolate
€ 14,50
€ 16,50
€ 10,50
Fruit Salad
€ 10,50
Mixed berries
€ 12,50

Wine cellar

The Don Lisander wine cellar offers its customers only the most prestigious Italian wine products. Around 250 labels enrich the wine list, divided by regions, to create the perfect combination enhancing every single dish.



Give an experience at Don Lisander where you can decide together with our staff the menu or the price of the dinner to give to your loved ones.


During the spring and summer season we offer evenings with live music or tasting menus.


We set up the location with particular attention to details, creating harmony between the place and your personality, in which reigns a perfect atmosphere that will allow you to spend unique moments together with your loved ones.

Via Alessandro Manzoni, 12/A
20121 Milano MI

Open everyday

12.30 – 15.00 / 19.30 – 23.00
Make a reservation for your dinner after Scala


Tel: +39 0276020130