13 Super Stylish Fashion Brand Restaurants In Milan

When fashion and gourmet have a love child.

Pasticceria Marchesi Milano
Photo: Pasticceria Marchesi Milano

Milan is synonymous with style and fashion. It would only make sense for designers to expand their empire by entering food and beverage sectors. Here’s a full list of cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs that bear a designer’s famous name.

1. Just Cavalli Milan

Neighborhood: Parco Sempione

Just Cavalli Hollywood Club & Restaurant.
Photo: Just Cavalli Hollywood Club & Restaurant.

Just Cavalli Milan Restaurant & Club are both located at the foot of the Torre Branca, a famous iron tower designed by the legendary Italian architect Giò Ponti. The gourmet restaurant also has a terrace and an observation tower, the scene boasts Milan’s fashionables and globetrotting internationals. The only language this hotpot speaks is posh.

2. Armani/Ristorante, Lounge/Bamboo Bar

Neighborhood: Quadrilatero della Moda

Armani Ristorante
Photo: Armani Ristorante

Situated in Milan’s most expensive shopping district, the lavish Armani Hotel Milano boasts the Armani/Ristorante on the 7th floor with an epic view of the Duomo. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, accompanied by black and white onyx-stoned flooring, the restaurant exudes an Italian elegance that’s highly appreciated. Italian dishes may be expensive but many – as we’ve heard – don’t care as the ambiance and view certainly make up for it.

Afterwards or even before dinner, chill out at the Armani Lounge/Bamboo Bar next door where Milan’s panoramic view is the perfect place to enjoy a classy aperitivo by dusk.

3. Emporio Armani Caffè Milano

Neighborhood: Quadrilatero della Moda

Emporio Armani Caffè Milano.
Photo: Emporio Armani Caffè Milano.

Just a smidget footstep away from Armani Hotel is Armani Caffè Milano, which makes an ideal lunch spot when your feet need a break from tons of shopping. The price on this menu is more affordable than that at Armani Ristorante, but the atmosphere remains sophisticated and nonetheless captivating. Quite touristy, but it’s A-okay.

4. Armani/Nobu

Neighborhood: Quadrilatero della Moda

Armani Nobu
Photo: Armani Nobu

Another block away is Armani/Nobu where the iconic Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa collaborated with the Italian fashion designer. The partnership gave birth to a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian flavors that ooze luscious creativity. If you’re craving for something other than Italian on a night out, you can’t never go wrong with Nobu. Just think, there’s a tiny bit of Los Angeles in every metropolitan.

5. Ceresio 7

Neighborhood: Monumentale

Facebook Ceresio 7 Pools & Restaurant.
Facebook: Ceresio 7 Pools & Restaurant.

From 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., you’ll encounter a stylish crowd at this hotspot with two pools and two lounges. Dsquared 2’s Dean and Dan Caten wanted to create an authentic space for people to chill and feel amazing about themselves. Ta-da! The historic Enel building’s rooftop was transformed into Ceresio 7. Come here for the gorgeous view of Milan’s new area.

6. Il Bar or The Lounge at Bulgari Hotel

Neighborhood: Brera

Bulgari Hotel
Photo: Bulgari Hotel

When a spectacular garden is involved in the middle of a bustling city, it’s always highly appreciated. At Bulgari Hotel, you can indulge in floral beauty alongside tasty cocktails and the best aperitivo in town. They’re non-stop and can be consumed inside Il Bar or the lobby lounge. Nothing bad could ever happen here, NOTHING. It’s simply a dream.

7. LùBar

Neighborhood: PAC art gallery

LùBar
Facebook/LùBar

LùBar belongs to designer Luisa Beccaria, here’s a Sicilian restaurant she opened with three of her five children: Lucilla, Lucrezia and Ludovico. Situated in parts of Galleria d’Arte Moderna, LùBar is known for its “Slow Street Food” with a posh crowd and live music in the background.

Tip! Make sure to get the Spritz cocktail (a Milanese favorite,) LùBar serves it with Amara, a Sicilian blood orange liqueur, rather than the usual Campari or Aperol. If Spritz isn’t your deal (really?!) then order the Bloody Mary which is made with Sicilian tomato passata (sauce.)

8. Pasticceria Marchesi

Neighborhood: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Pasticceria Marchesi
Photo: Pasticceria Marchesi

Pasticceria Marchesi is one of Milan’s oldest and finest pastry shops. It is considered a benchmark for the quality of its fresh patisserie. Despite under the ownership of Prada Group, the Marchesi family still control daily operations. If you want to taste some of Milan’s best and traditional desserts, you’ve gotta make a stop here.

9. Bar Martini

Neighborhood: Quadrilatero della Moda

Bar Martini Bistrot
Photo: Bar Martini Bistrot

If the spirit company Martini and Italian fashion brand Dolce&Gabbana had a love child, it would be Bar Martini. The sleek and black interior, highlighted by D&G’s classic dragon flooring, here’s a chic place to have lunch and midday break drinks. The entire space is divided by Red Dragon Room, Garden Room and Patio.

10. Il Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala, Café Trussardi

Neighborhood: Scala

Facebook Trussardi alla Scala Ristorante - Café - Lounge
Photo: Facebook Trussardi alla Scala Ristorante – Café – Lounge

Il Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala is not only a Michelin-star restaurant but probably one of the most romantic spots in Milan. Matching a historic Italian fashion house the mythical La Scala opera house, the entire dining experience at Il Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala is truly one of a kind. The Italian and French-inspired cuisine can only be topped with a reservation next door for the ultimate night at the opera.

The Café is a gorgeous and cool spot for breakfast, although it offers meals throughout the day. It’s a more casual yet chic meal to kickstart the day.

11. Caffè Cova

Neighborhood: Quadrilatero della Moda

Caffè Cova
Photo: Caffè Cova

Caffè Cova is one of Milan’s oldest pastry shops and now LVMH holds the majority stake of the bakery, though House of Prada believes otherwise. Back in 1817, Antonio Cova was a solder who founded the bakery which became a place where elites would come and chitchat. Despite an influx of tourists today, Caffè Cova remains its bougie vibes sustained by wealthy Milanese who keep the caffeine and the history alive.

12. Torre at Fondazione Prada

Neighborhood: Porta Romana

Torre
Photo: Torre

On the seventh floor of Fondazione Prada’s building is Torre, taking traditional Italian favorites to new heights. You can relish on the view of Milan’s urban area. The bar though, might be a designer’s haven with a fireplace surrounded by “Soviet armchairs and Eero Saarinen’s Tulip tables. This space hosts two works of art – Cappa per caminetto (1949) and Testa di medusa (1948-54) – by Lucio Fontana, while the polychrome ceramic Pilastro (1947) by the same artist introduces guests to the restaurant itself.” Fashion, art, and gourmet cuisine. La vita è bella!

12. Miss Sixty Cafè

Neighborhood: Duomo

Facebook Miss Sixty Cafè
Photo: Facebook Miss Sixty Cafè

Think pink! Miss Sixty Cafè is all about letting your girly girl burst in palm trees and pineapples. Situated on the first floor of its flagship store, the cafè walls are plastered with huge green leaves, pink sofas, and gold framed coffee tables. For one of the hottest bars in town, you can opt for aperitivo here, or salad/sandwiches. Which girl doesn’t like options?

13. The Stage & Octavius

Neighborhood: Porta Garibaldi

Facebook The Stage Milano
Photo: Facebook The Stage Milano

Headed by denim brand Reply, The Stage & Octavius is a restaurant that has risen to be one of Milan’s hottest addresses. The bar is stylish (as one would expect) and boasts a somewhat hideaway flair. It’s a vintage Italian glam ambiance with truly fabulous mixology, so spending a night on these creamy leather booths isn’t a bad idea.

Wendy Hung

CEO, FOUNDER, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and Russia because they were all so different! St. Bart's was pretty amazing too (wink)!

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