Restaurants

Top Choice Gastronomy in Bergamo

Da Vittorio

Bergamo's acclaimed Vittorio is set in a country house 9km east of town and is up there with the best restaurants in Italy, thanks to the celebrated talents of Bergamo-born chef Enrico Cerea. The guiding thought beh…
Top Choice Pastries in Corso Magenta & Sant'Ambrogio

Pasticceria Marchesi

This wood-panelled pasticceria has been baking since 1824 and turns out 10 different types of brioche alongside bignes, millefeuille, croissant, pralines and more. The window displays have the wonky logic of a Hitch…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Brera & Parco Sempione

Seta

Smooth as the silk after which it is named, Seta is Michelin-starred dining at its best: beautiful, inventive and full of flavour surprises. Diners sit on the edge of their teal-coloured velvet chairs in keen antici…
Top Choice 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 two-Michelin starred restaurant, which offers seasonal dishes such as…
Top Choice Italian in Pavia

La Torre degli Aquila

It is almost worth a trip to Pavia just to eat in Dimo and Maria's medieval tower. Although rooted in tradition, the sensational cooking is highly creative. Homemade pistachio bread is followed by tender black bean …
Top Choice Lombard in Lake Garda & Around

Dal Pescatore

Petals of egg pasta frame slices of guinea fowl caramelised in honey saffron; silky tortellini are stuffed to bursting with pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and candied mostarda (fruit in a sweet-mustard sauce). You practi…
Top Choice Agriturismo in Pizzighettone

Cascina Valentino

On a working farm where cows are raised and asparagus is grown, the owners also offer up fine local cooking with only the freshest in-season ingredients – this is a real rural eating experience. Booking ahead is com…
Top Choice Italian in Bellagio

Ristorante Silvio

Operating since 1919, this place must be getting something right to achieve the seemingly unanimous acclaim. Simple food at reasonable prices combine with lovely views over the lake. You might start with a riso e fi…
Top Choice Italian in Lake Como East Bank

Osteria Sali e Tabacchi

Tucked away in the hamlet of Maggiana, signposted 3km uphill from lakeside Mandello del Lario (home to the legendary Moto Guzzi motorcycle manufacturer), an eatery that has appeared in countless Italian good-food gu…
Top Choice Ristorante in Tremezzo

Al Veluu

Situated on a steep hillside with panoramic lake views from its terrace, this excellent restaurant serves up home-cooked dishes that are prepared with great pride. They also reflect Lago di Como's seasonal produce, …