Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 kicks off today and if you’re one of the lucky ones heading to my favourite land of ‘ciao bella’ this article is for you!
When I was in Italy, eating was a very, very regular pastime, and who could blame me really, the food is that good, and sooo much more!
So if you happen to be heading to Milano for Fashion Week, or for an upcoming holiday, here are six best places to eat in Milan I recommend you try. I found the restaurants tended to be more pricey in Milan than other parts of Italy, so just a warning, be prepared to potentially pay a little more for your meals. Totally worth it though, just sayin’!
Al Pont de Ferr
This Michelin Star restaurant is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner. You will enjoy exquisite meals and the most divine wine. Al Pont de Ferr has been around of 30 years, so they certainly know how to make your night of food and wine the best it can be. If you’re wanting to pop out for a dance or drink after your meal, the restaurant is perfectly located in the heart of Navigli, a famous nightlife area in Milan.
Craving a good pizza? Then Dry Milano is the place for you! This industrial-style restaurant serves proper Italian pizza by going by the traditional Italian food rule of ‘less is more’. The appeal to this eating spot doesn’t stop there though. They have a huge list of cocktails to pretty much suit any taste! Pizza with cocktails, sounds like the perfect night out to me.
You will want to be transported to Pasticceria Marchesi simply by just visiting the website. Just wow! Filled to it’s beautiful brim of to-die-for cakes, cakes and more cakes, this almost 200 year old patisserie is one you just don’t want to miss. Head here for an afternoon cake and coffee, or an Aperol Spritz as an aperitif in the early evening.
A contemporary masterpiece of a restaurant, Pisacco is one of Milan’s most stylish eating/drinking spots. Created by a group of partners all hailing from different fields, including Michelin-starred chef Andrea Berton, the restaurant showcases modern Italian architecture and design at it’s finest, as well as incredible unadorned Italian food.
Latteria San Marco
As traditional as they come, this gorgeous restaurant really knows it’s Italian food, especially as it’s been around since 1965! When looking for somewhere to eat while travelling, I always try to find the spots where the locals are dining, and in Milan, Latteria San Marco is one of those places.
A restaurant, emporium, cafe and cocktail bar, Taglio has a little bit of everything. This is the spot you want to go to if you’re looking for a chilled eating/drinking space. The restaurant serves delicious traditional Italian and Milanese dishes with a modern twist, and you can buy a range of cheese, meats, pasta, and other yummy Italian products and produce from the emporium. If food isn’t what you’re craving (why that would be the case in Italy I don’t know!), why not sip a delightful Italian coffee or martini!
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