Milan is a modern cosmopolitan city that has become the center of Italian design and fashion. It is also known for excellent restaurants that offer the best of traditional and modern Italian cuisine. So make sure while visiting Milan you make time for serious eating and here is our selection of best places to eat in Milan.
Cracco is one of the most famous restaurants in Milan. It is owned by chef Carlo Cracco who is celebrated for his creative approach to modern Italian dishes, which earned the restaurant two Michelin stars. You will also find some of the finest wines to accompany your meal. The black cod glazed with honey, coffee and broccoli is absolutely divine there! Expect to pay 120-160 euro excluding wine.
If you are after good seafood and celebrity spotting make a beeline for Giacomo. The high-fashion set including Giorgio Armani and many stars like Orlando Bloom frequent this elegant eatery specializing in refined Tuscan cuisine. They also have a small bakery on the premises where you can find the most delectable sweet treats. Prices are between €60 and €100.
The two staples of Milanese food are saffron risotto (risotto zafferano) and breaded veal cutlet (cotoletta alla Milanese) are excellent in El Brellin. This charming restaurant is located in an 18th century house on the Navigio Grande, one of the most beautiful canals in the city.
For the ultimate Milan experience head to Just Cavalli Restaurant & Club, where haute couture meet haute cuisine. Roberto Cavalli’s signature style animal print fabrics, steel and glass will please aesthetes of taste , while the à la carte menu will satisfy gourmands. There is a 2500 square meters garden that is packed with flowers in summer. Try the dish, which recipe was created by Roberto Cavalli himself: rice with Italian lobster and Iranian caviar. They also make less flamboyant yet delicious pasta dishes.
To grab a lunch on the go try Luini, one of the oldest bakeries in Milan, near Il Duomo. It is cheap and delicious, so don’t be surprised if you see a long-long line outside. Their panzerotti, savory pastries with a filling of cheese, salami or vegetables, are famous and always served fresh from the oven.
Photos by: Renée Suen, Giacomo Milano, Kent Chen