It may not possess the antiquity and beauty of the eternal city, but Milan is without doubt a place of design, fashion, style, and good food. Even food is stylish here actually.
Here are six restaurants Dr. Foodle has chosen for you if you want to live like a posh, sexy, stylish Milanese for a few days:
A trattoria with mosaics and art deco lights where it’s possible to spot famous stars quietly enjoying their pasta. Some of the well-known plates include bistecca alla fiorentina, squid with herbs, and shrimps with fresh tomato sauce. Their profiterole is said to be very famous and delicious as well. Expect prices around €50 per person.
One of Italy’s most renowned chefs, a student of the famous Ducasse, is now thriving in his own restaurant in Milan. Cracco’s Michelin three-star restaurant is a place where one can enjoy Milanese plates with an interesting twist. Prices start from about €50 per person.
Simple ingredients become magic in the hands of this couple, Aimo and Nadia, owners of the restaurant awarded with two Michelin stars. A secret recipe of spaghetti with onions has been the starter for 20 years, with a very knowledgeable sommelier intriguing you into the wonderful world of wines. Prices range from €40 per person.
What used to be a building of the Italian Railway Network has now become one of the most popular restaurants of Milan in the Porta Garibaldi area. Ratana restaurant offers a relaxed, warm atmosphere with excellent service and delicious, creative cuisine. Classic Milanese dishes with a twist are served in gourmet versions. At around 18.00, it’s time for an aperitif, so find your spot on the bar to enjoy Milanese tapas and wines selected by their talented sommelier. Prices range from €50 per person.
The chefs, Davide Cajro and Alex Brambilla combine their talents in cuisine along with fresh ingredients they buy from the markets in the morning in order to create dishes of Mediterranean and Milanese taste and tradition. Gnocchi with basil sauce, spaghetti with red tuna and zucchini, and shrimps marinated in orange are only few of their popular plates. A value for money restaurant, with prices ranging from €35 per person.
6. Antica Hostaria della Lanterna
For those that want to feel like home, this is the perfect place, with few and simple dishes cooked with the local traditional style. Enjoy the taste of high quality Prosciutto cut in front of you, gnocchi with gorgonzola and pistachios, and white wine from Trento. Now you have another budget choice for good meals that smell like home! Prices range from €20 per person.