Ah, that famous question; ‘Where shall we eat tonight?’ followed by mind blanks and uninspired suggestions. Dining in Milan isn’t just about 'cottoleta and risotto', but a whole world of infused dishes from all around the globe. Download Duolingo (and DATS) and wander into one of these top locals...
￼Delicious Ligurian cuisine, in a shabby chic setting. Perfect at any season, it’s particularly charming in the summer, when you have the chance to eat in a cosy outdoor space overlooking a bowls lane.
￼If you want to enjoy Spanish tapas in a chilled ambience, this is the perfect option for you. The place is easy going but welcoming: sit at one of their wooden tables and don’t forget to order a glass of sangria…. ¡Salud!
￼As the name suggests, the strongest dish served in this Provencal-inspired bakery is the one that comes served in an ironed baking dish, the “cocotte”. Perfect spot, both for lunch and a weekend brunch.
￼A lovely restaurant that will take you back in time, more specifically to a 1960s kitchen. Book your table in advance: there’s few room and it’s often packed!
￼Are you an egg lover? Then check out this “ristobar” which serves only egg-based dishes. With a vintage atmosphere, go there for lunch, brunch or a chilled dinner.
￼Cozy atmosphere - there’s a fireplace in the middle of the tiny room - and home-style cooking; a modern “trattoria” recalling the “vecchia Milano”!
￼Tasty vegetarian food in a rustic-chic setting. You can go there at any time, also for a Sunday brunch!
￼Interiors decorated with plants and flowers and healthy dishes. Recommended for a light lunch on a summer day.
￼Both a bar and a restaurant, this eco-friendly spot with modern interiors serves delicious gourmet tapas and excellent cocktails.
￼A French-inspired bistrot, with a modern twist. Open at any time, from breakfast to “aperitivo”.
￼Hosted in a former 15th century convent, this intimate bistrot serves excellent Italian dishes made only with locally sourced products.
￼A welcoming restaurant in Porta Romana serving only vegetarian (but very nourishing) dishes. If you are one of those people always struggling with the choice of a dish, then this is the perfect place for you: there’s no menu and the chefs gets to choose what you eat!
￼When you step in this place, you feel like walking in your granny’s house. An open space on two levels, it’s decorated with vintage furniture sourced from flea markets. Definitely a must-try!
￼Not sure where to bring your date tonight? Book a table in this intimate, rustic-chic restaurant and you’ll dine surrounded by beautiful plants and flowers. The atmosphere is French, but the food strictly Italian!