Pasticceria Cova

Top choice cafe in Quadrilatero d'Oro & Porta Venezia

In operation for 200 years, the Quadrilatero's most historic bar was bought by LVMH and got a subsequent subtle nip-and-tuck eschewing any showy modernisations. Instead, cushioned banquettes gleam in midnight-blue velvet, off-setting dazzling chandeliers and gilt-framed mirrors. It's the perfect spot for tea or a smoked salmon panini, followed by a slice of devilishly good Sachertorte.

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