Il Ristorante, Trussardi alla Scala
Pictured above, find a fine-dining experience perfectly located for an evening out at the opera next door. French and Italian recipes are the inspiration behind Chef Luigi Talent’s remarkable creations.
La Bottega del Vino
Featuring more than 200 fine wines (by the glass or the bottle) to accompany a selection of their hot and cold dishes. Closed Sunday.
Southern Italian dining with colourful seafood antipasto, excellent spaghetti, grilled meats, fish and even pizza! Open Sunday but not Monday & Tuesdays lunch.
Located in the vibrant Navigli area, this is a good spot for casual dining (pizza plus fish dishes) followed by a stop at one of the nearby gelaterias. Closed Wednesdays.
Aimo e Nadia
This Michelin-starred restaurant has been owned by Nadia and Aimo Moroni since 1962. The food is outstanding (both owners cook), the atmosphere elegant but not showy. A 15-minute cab ride from the city centre—it’s worth the trip for one of our favourite Milan restaurants.
Seafood enthusiasts take note. Dine direct from the market selection on the main level or climb the stairs for a more refined environment and equally fresh catches one floor up.
Serves one of Milan’s best breakfasts: a perfect, foamy cappuccino and warm croissant. Closed Monday.
The Michelin two-starred Cracco-Peck combines an elegant setting with remarkable cuisine and near-perfect service.
Trattoria del Carmine
On a warm day, take a meal in the piazza of this relaxed trattoria (either lunch or dinner). There could not be a better venue for picking up the vibe of the historic centre while dining on a varied menu, including classic Milanese and Mediterranean dishes, as well as pizza.
Drop in for a sampling of Italian-only vintages at this centrally located enoteca bustling with clients popping in for a glass or purchasing their well priced bottles to go.
Al Pont de Ferr (Navigli district)
An intimate and informal spot located along the Naviglio Grande canal, in a neighbourhood full of lively bars serving cocktails during happy hour. More than 200 quality wines and a simple menu with well chosen cheeses. Open evenings only; closed Sundays.
About the Author
As a columnist for The Slow Road, veteran Trip Designer Georgia Yuill draws upon her experience as a guide, a hotel expert, an Italian resident and, above all, a facilitator of fun.