Restaurants

Top Choice Milanese in Milan

Trattoria del Nuovo Macello

A real Milanese will tell you that those thin, battered 'elephant ears' that currently masquerade as cotoletta alla Milanese are a poor immitation of the real deal. For authentic Milanese cotoletta take a taxi ride …
Top Choice Modern Italian in Navigli & Porta Romana

Un Posto a Milano

A few years ago, this country cascina (farmhouse) was a derelict ruin, until a collection of cooperatives and cultural associations returned it to multifunctional use as restaurant, social hub and hostel. Delicious …
Top Choice Sushi in Navigli & Porta Romana

Basara

Making a name for yourself in Milan's sophisticated sushi scene isn't easy, but chef Hiro's lobster maki roll sings a siren song that packs this place out for two sittings every evening. The raw-fish plates are supe…
Top Choice Modern Italian in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

Ristorante Berton

After years at the helm of famed Michelin-starred Trussardi alla Scala, chef Andrea Berton now has his own restaurant amid the skyscrapers of Porta Nuova. The ultramodern interior, with its gleaming elm wood panelli…
Modern Italian in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

Alice Ristorante

The restaurant of talented chef Viviana Varese and maître d', sommelier and fish expert Sandra Ciciriello, Alice is the pride of Eataly's new flagship foodstore. The top-floor views are a match for the superlative f…
Top Choice Modern Italian in Corso Magenta & Sant'Ambrogio

La Brisa

Discreet, elegant and exquisitely romantic. Push open the screened door and the maître d' will guide you to a table beneath centuries-old linden trees in a secluded courtyard, where ivy climbs the walls and pink hyd…
Modern Italian in Milan

Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia

For the Milanese, food should be like clothing: excellent, imaginative, seasonal and suitable for all occasions. Not surprisingly, all adore this restaurant, which offers seasonal dishes such as tagliolini with truf…
Pastries in Corso Magenta & Sant'Ambrogio

Marchesi

This wood-panelled pasticceria has been baking since 1824. The window displays have the wonky logic of a Hitchcock dream sequence but with perfect every-shot coffee, there’s no shock ending. Don’t overlook the fruit…
Japanese in Corso Magenta & Sant'Ambrogio

Zero

Is this the ultimate in Milan-style Japanese dining? The dramatically designed space puts the spotlight on the kitchen which prepares traditional sashimi but also a variety of creative raw and rare dishes. Japanese …
Contemporary Italian in Duomo & San Babila

Il Marchesino

Gualtiero Marchesi, Italy’s most revered chef, presides over a modern dining room in that other Milanese institution, La Scala. Chairs upholstered in deep crimson evoke the neighbouring concert hall, as do musical n…