We think you deserve better than touristy menus on the high street, that is why we took the pleasure to select the city’s finest places to eat Italian, far away from cheap attractions. In order to eat like a local and to enjoy the purest Italian taste, not only in food, but also in the typical decor of these restaurants, please take a look at our list. Moreover Milano is a great city to try all the different shades of Italian recipes, being a special point of convergence of many regional know hows in the kitchen.
Are you ready for our virtual gourmet tour? Here’s our where to eat Italian in Milan guide.
1) Carlo e Camilla in Segheria
A picturesque name for a place that embodies the quintessence of contemporary Italian beauty: maybe not the cheapest spot in town, but surely one of the most glamorous. Carlo is the Michelin starred chef (and tv personality) Carlo Cracco, the soul of the place together with Tanja Solci, art director and curator of the splendid location, the result of the clash between luxurious arrangements and a frugal environment. Everything here is extremely high quality, from the food, to the interiors to the cocktails served by the experimental globe trotter bar tender Filippo Sisti. Please make sure you made a reservation first!
Where: Via Meda 24, Milano
For your reservation: 02 8373963 or carloecamillainsegheria.it
Our where to eat Italian in Milan guide would be incomplete without an Italian masterpiece: pizza. There are a lot of good pizzerias in town, but we want to treat you to the excellence. In the attempt to do so, we chose Marghe pizzeria, the brand new stylish restaurant by Matteo Mevio, where pizzas are the result of an ancient wisdom. No rush or modern technics, only time combined with excellent ingredients and raw materials give life to the lightest and more tasty pizza napoletana you will have the chance to eat during your stay.
Where: via Cadore 26, Milano
For your reservation: 02 54118711 or marghepizza.com
3) Trattoria Madonnina
Forget contemporaneity: here time stopped during the golden age of Milan, in a place where the essence of the city is encapsulated in everything. From the tables, to the location, to the dishes and the recipes, if you chose to have a meal or two in this very small trattoria, you will know what being milanese from generation to generation means. Absolutely not to miss: the cotoletta alla milanese with potatoes.
Where: via Gentilino 6
For your reservation: 02 8940 9089
4) Da Giannino L’angolo d’Abruzzo
Another trattoria, another style: noisy, crowded and jovial, this is the atmosphere that characterizes this genuine corner of Abruzzo in Milan, the Italian region whose speciality is lamb’s meat. Here you will also find plenty of pasta and the finest Italian olive oil. You have to try arrosticini!
Where: via Rosolino Pilo 20
For your reservation: 02 29406526 or dagianninolangolodabruzzo.it
5) La taverna dei terroni
Talking about hidden gems.The last but not least place on our where to eat Italian in Milan list is in the middle of the city market, which is something very typical and assure costumers about the freshness of the food served. Here you will taste the best of the southern regions specialities with a lot of fish involved. A very simple appeal is what makes Paolo and his son Fabio’s eatery absolutely a cult in the area. Order orecchiette, you will not regret the choice! No reservation is required.
Where: Mercato Comunale, Viale Monza 54
For informations: 335 404821