From modern cuisine to traditional favorites.
As we all know, there’s no shortage of tasty restaurants in Milan. The city which welcomes fashion and design elites is consistently filled with delectable dining options that exude either a romantic or an artistic allure. From modern Italian cuisine to a stylish mozzarella bar, here are our top picks for hungry foodies in Milano.
Carlo e Camilla in Segheria might possibly be the sexiest restuarant I’ve ever been to. High ceilings, bare walls are the rustic juxtapositions to two elegant T-shaped long tables extended throughout the industrial space which used to be a sawmill. Lit by sparkling chandeliers, the dishes speak in Italian gastronomic tunes humming a contemporary key. The menu changes four times a year with vegetarian options. Head over to the splendid cocktail bar, you might begin to wonder how Milan gets it right in the game of design. Every time.
Osteria del Binari – traditional Milanese cuisine
Osteria del Binari is a cozy spot serving up handmade pasta and premium quality of cold cuts that melodically assemble into a hearty array of traditional Milanese cuisine. Old brick walls, painted ceiling, and an old tree planted in the middle of the dining room make this dining experience feels like you’ve stepped inside an Italian grandmother’s kitchen. Pair your dish with a voluminous bottle of Tuscan wine, and this may instantly become your local favorite.
Al Fresco – country garden vibes
With a sign outside that says “a place where people and cuisine meet,” Al Freso takes place in an old factory from the early 20th century. Set in the fashionable Tortona district, there’s an open kitchen, a garden and a glasshouse that oozes a particular rustic charm. This delightful eatery highlights modern Italian cuisine with a lunch menu which changes everyday, along with desserts and shaved ice made from scratch on a daily basis.
Trattoria Aurora – old-school charm
Ever wonder what it’s like to dine in a Milanese 1930’s setting? Trattoria Aurora will satisfy your cravings for wood furnishings and ivory covered lampshades. A discrete courtyard is made for tranquil summertime meals, and a romantic date. The restaurant focuses on Piedmontese cuisine, which comes from Italy’s best wine region, aka: the birth place of Slow Food movement. The kitchen prepares bread, pasta, and desserts daily, meanwhile the menu encompasses regional ingredients that are fresh and beautifully prepared. Your meal is perfectly paired with wines from the restaurant’s very own winery.
Obicà Duomo – mozzarella bar
Despite having locations around the world, Obicà Mozzarella Bar is still a go-to for the freshest mozzarella that comes in burata, ricotta and smoked. The sampler as a starter is a star dish and the location next to the Duomo is unbeatable. Situated inside the food hall on the 7th floor of Rinascente Milan, Obicà offers a spectacular view of the city’s iconic landmark. After the meal, hang out at the bar on the outside terrace for a memorable and trendy experience.