Top Restaurants in Milan
Restaurants Milan – What’s a vacation without excellent food, delicious cocktails or fine wine in a good restaurant? Such evenings create memories. WorldTop7 offers a selection of the best restaurants in Milan. And because we know how different tastes are we cover all of the different restaurant styles!
Whether a sushi restaurant in Milan, an American steakhouse, an Italian restaurant, a Thai eatery or exotic Cajun cuisine – the lovers of culinary delights come fully at their expense and find lots of insider tips. Our restaurant tips in Milan are by locals (which should know where it tastes best!), celebrities, globetrotter and business people. And if you’ve eaten in one of these restaurants in Milan where cuisine, service and atmosphere was unbeatable and you want to tell everybody – that’s what WorldTop7 stands for! Restaurants in Milan with the x-factor!
The demands in terms of restaurant style are naturally very varied and WorldTop7 is happy to assist. Whether it is a small, cozy bistro in Milan with delicious and authentic food for surprisingly little money or a completely styled Michelin-star restaurant in Milan where movie stars and models have diner – here you find everything from inexpensive to expensive, from grunge to classy, from traditional to macro kitchen!
But not only for your vacation, also for your business lunch or business dinner in Milan you can find exactly the right place to eat. Thus, business become pleasure in no time!
Cantina Della Vetra
Style: Traditional Italian Cuisine With Friends
This Milan gem is a local favorite next to Porta Ticinese and a short walk from Piazza Duomo.
The restaurant is composed of a large veranda on two levels, the large windows lining the walls are especially nice at night. It’s the perfect setting for an intimate and romantic dinner. You’ll be able to look out into the village square, where you’ll admire the Basilica of San Lorenzo, and dine by candle light.
The food is rustic & heavenly, everything is delicious from the Degustazione di salumi tipici emiliani, servita con gnocco fritto as a starter, to Orecchiette di Altamura ai pomodori ramati, ruchetta e ricotta dura, Risotto al nero con ragù di seppie, pomodoro pachino e finocchietto, Tagliata di manzo piemontese al ginepro e rosmarino, Stracciatella di burrata di Andria con pomodorini a grappolo.
Open every night from 7:30pm – 11pm and Sunday for brunch 12pm – 4pm.
Address: Via Pio IV, 3, 20123 Milan, Italy
Area: Porta Ticinese
Phone: +39 02 8940 3843
Price: €16 – €25 main course; €13 – €15 antipasti
Don Juan Restaurant
Style: Small & Romantic Argentinean
Small Argentinean steak place with open kitchen near the metro station Porta Romana; try the classic “Parrigliada Mixta” and the entradas.
Address: Via Ataguardia 2, 20135 Milano, Italy
Area: Porta Romana
Phone: +39 02 5843 0805
Price: Mains starting at EUR 24.-
Giulio Pane e Olio
Style: Authentic Roman Osteria
Located in a former brothel, this Roman osteria is one of the city’s coziest places in which to linger on a winter evening, where you can stop and warm up with you partner and enjoy a lovely meal.
This rustic, informal restaurant run by a young team is very popular with locals and is a great place to meet up with friends and unwind from a day of sight seeing.
The cuisine here is typically Roman with simpler, cheaper meals available at lunchtime. The menu is short, ensuring fresh seasonal ingredients: favorite dishes include home-made pastas, like the classic spaghetti cacio e pepe (with crumbled, aged sheep’s cheese and black pepper) and abbacchio (tender spring lamb). For smokers, there’s a separate dining room at the back. The restaurant offers just two time slots for dinner per evening (8:30pm and 10:30pm); be sure to reserve, you won’t get a table otherwise. Lunch is served Mon – Sat 12pm – 2:30pm. Closed on Sundays.
Address: Via Ludovico Muratori, 10, 20135 Milan, Italy
Area: Porta Romana
Phone: +39 02 54 56 189
Price: Mains EUR 21.- to EUR 40.-
Style: Vegetarian For A Model On a Diet
“What we produce at Joia is avant-guard anywhere” says Pietro Leemann owner and master chef.
At Joia, Swiss Chef Pietro Leeman conjures up glorious pasta and fish dishes using Italy’s finest fresh vegetable and herbs. Traditional Italian dishes such as Lasagne, Ravolini and Tagliolini are all treated to Leeman’s talented use of colour texture as well as his fish dishes and the vegetable only meals he creates. Although the menu is set out with traditional starters and main courses, you can eat starters for mains and vice versa.
If you want to try a variety of his wonderful cooking then order the tasting menu. As well as the delicious desserts there is also a varied cheeseboard and an extensive wine list.
The décor is minimalist and modern with a friendly atmosphere. The restaurant is open Monday to Friday from 12.00pm to 2.30pm and again from 7.30pm to 11.30pm.
Address: Via Panfilo Castaldi 18, Milan, Italy
Area: Corso Buenos Aires
Phone: +39 02 2952 2124
Price: Tasting menu EUR 45.- to EUR 60.-; main courses EUR 27.- to EUR 30.-
Style: Small Hidden Gem
Small former creamery (“la latteria”) is a local hotspot and must while you are visiting Milan with just 15 tables and run by the couple Arturo and Maria who are cooking themselves and changing the menu daily choosing the freshest ingredients; perfect for brunch or dinner; cash only and you are not able to reserve!
Address: 24 Via San Marco, Milan, Italy
Phone: +39 02 659 7653
Price: Mains EUR 7.- to EUR 13.-
Style: Chic & Happening Japanese
Located in the Armani building; dining room on the first floor; casual bar area on the ground floor where you can eat as well; unique for Milan: smoking allowed! Models and football players of INTER and AC frequent this place; fusion Japanese-European food.
Address: Via Gastone Pisoni 1, 20121 Milan, Italy
Area: Porta Vittoria
Phone: +39 02 7231 8645
Price: Entrée & main course EUR 43.-
Osteria del Corso
Style: Authentic Italian For Entertaining Clients
Located in Brera, at Corso Como known for a vibrant Nightlife and high residential prices. A small and young Italian restaurant, run by Mimmo di Vivo and his family, where it is not unusual to find football players and TV stars.
It is the ideal place for an informal evening in the heart of the boho-chic Brera district. This legendary palazzo di cucina is newly revamped and seems to be blowing up more than ever. Fantastic cream and tomato sauces echo fresh herbs and peppers on fresh pasta and gnocchi.
Follow your meal with a glass of Sambuca or a Cuban in the Smoking Lounge. It is known to be a who’s who restaurant, so to find that you’ll see a football player… we all know that the real celebrities in Milan are the models and the football players.
Try their amazing swordfish Carpaccio followed by a finger licking spaghetti with lobster, all this with a great wine and company will make for the perfect evening. The staff and the owner are amazing as well.
Address: Corso Garibaldi 75, Milan, Italy
Phone: +39 02 02 65 97 441
Price: Mains EUR 20.- to EUR 50.-
Pane e Acqua
Style: Interior Decorator’s Delicious Hotspot
Pane e Acqua is a chic and trendy eatery that looks like a designer’s showroom. Owner Rossana Orlandi found a lovely spot near her shop in the residential Magenta district and commissioned architect Paolo Navone to create a dramatic place that would complement her snazzy eclectic décor and avant-garde furniture that came from her very own store.
The vibe here is really relaxing and the vintage décor that is very pleasing to the eyes just make diners keep coming back for more.
The menu, just like the design and ambiance, is quite creative. Chef Francesco Passalacqua presents innovative dishes like anchovy stuffed tortelli, controversial rabbit and tuna salad, and dry aged pork with candied apples.
Pana e Acqua is open Mon – Sat from 10am until 11pm.
Address: via M. Bandello 14, 20123 Milan, Italy
Phone: +39 02 4398 6316
Price: €14 – €18 starters; €23 – €25 main course
Style: Fashionista’s Favourite Tapas Spot
Pisacco is a fabulous fashionista haven bistro in Milan.
It is the place to see and be seen since it opened in September 2012. The bi-level gastro pub comes from a collaboration of trendy and artful individuals (hence the misspelled restaurant name that refers to Picasso) that is why the eatery is filled with eye catching works of art and murals (even the restrooms have works of art). The restaurant part is on the lower ground floor that looks out to a pretty garden while the trendy bar area is on the upper level.
The simple yet scrumptious menu created by Chef Andrea Berton and skillfully carried out by Matteo Gelmini features tasty tapas style dishes like piatti piccolo, saffron risotto, beef tartare with herbed mayo, and veal ragout.
Pisacco is open daily from noon until 1am (until 3:30am on weekends).
Address: Via Solferino 48, Andrea Berton, 20121 Milan, Italy
Phone: +39 02 9176 5472
Price: €9 – €12 starters; €12 – €24 main course
Style: THE Seafood Restaurant in Milan
First class fish restaurant; excellent menu including tagliolini, scampi and the sea bass in salt; definitely try the hors d’oeuvres; 5-10 min. by taxi from main shopping areas; nice garden; this restaurant has seen it all from Michelle Hunziker, Jürg Marquard, Flavio Briatore, Tommaso Buti, Beatrice Borromeo and Italy’s prime minister Silvio Berlusconi or Elisabette Canali, ex girl friend of George Clooney.
Sundays and Mondays closed for lunch.
Address: Via Benvenuto Callini 11, 20129 Milano, Italy
Area: Porta Vittoria
Phone: +39 02 5518 1658
Price: Mains EUR 30.-
Style: International Fine Dining
Masterchef and owner Carlo Cracco pampers his guests with the typical Italian flair and great Foie gras.
Please note that the restaurant is closed on Sunday the whole day and on Monday for lunch as well as the obligatory closing for 3 weeks in August.
Address: Via Victor Hugo 4, 20123 Milan, Italy
Area: Piazza del Duomo
Phone: +39 02 876 774
Price: Entrée & main course EUR 95.-
Style: Typical Milanese Food
Run by the Montina twin brothers; serves traditional Milanese dishes with a modern touch; Roberto cooks and Maurizio is the charming “host” chatting with everybody; local favourite.