Trattoria Casottel

Trattoria in Milan

Those hankering for home-cooking by a real Italian nonna need look no further. In a rustic farmhouse in the gritty Corvetto area, Signora Isa cooks up hearty Milanese classics, such as cassœula (a meaty stew) and cotoletta (breaded veal). Sure, service is slow, gruff and prices seem determined at random – but that’s part of the charm.

It also has a lovely vineyard-covered garden out the back, where you can dine during summer.