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Home restaurants in Milan

When it comes to good food and gastronomy, Milan ranks high. Eating out in Milan is how the locals roll. Tourists in Milan tend to stick to the more populated touristy areas of Milan, which tend to be overpriced with sub-standard fare. It you’re looking to sample some of the world’s best food and traditional Italian food, look where the locals are going. Small bistros, micro breweries, and restaurants off the beaten path are preferred by the Milanese.

During the peak season of travel in Milan, such as Milan fashion week (which takes place twice a year), restaurants and eateries are packed, so if you can, plan ahead, do some research and book in advance. There’s seriously no shortage of places to eat in Milan whether it’s a local fast food restaurant or a fine dining experience. Take a culinary journey through Milan and eat like the locals. They’ll head to places where it’s more affordable, but where the quality remains supreme, because after all they are some of the most cultured people in the world.

Just like in the rest of Italy, the Milanese people enjoy a long meal with a couple of bottles of good Italian wine on the go. Lots of talking and laughter can be typically heard from a table of Milanese, and they do know how to have a good time. The cuisine in Milan varies, but it’s worth trying their signature risotto – risotto alla Milanese.

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Top 10 Restaurants in Milan

  • Taglio on Via Vigevano is a cool informal restaurant with an eclectic menu. It serves popular traditional Milanese and Italian dishes, and it attracts a young hip Milanese crowd.
  • Trattoria da Abele serves some of the most famous Milanese dishes. Its menu is affordable with a range of options, and visitors love the quirky interior.
  • Mangiari di Strada is an informal restaurant where you’ll feel at home and like one of the locals. The simple menu can be found on a small blackboard, and it’s a popular family spot.
  • Wang Jao is a famous Chinese fusion restaurant in the heart of Milan. It’s simple décor and warm atmosphere makes this ethic restaurant a hit with the locals.
  • Al Mercato is a gourmet restaurant in Milan with a twist. You’ll be given the ultimate culinary experience, and the innovative ethnic inspired dishes are divine. Their super torta’s amazing!
  • Latteria San Marco in Brera is not your typical restaurant. Its interior reflects the old-style Milanese world, and it’s one of Milan’s historical restaurants, which is famous amongst celebs, intellectuals, and writers.
  • The Fish Bar on Via Montebello serves delicious fresh seafood: from oysters to a seafood rich broth. Its fusion menu has influences from the Asian and Northern European cuisines.
  • Trattoria Arlati is an original Milanese restaurant serving up authentic dishes such as Cotoletta alla Milanese, a delicious succulent breaded veal cutlet and Osso buco.
  • Carlo Cracco is like no other. The post-industrial building will offer you a great culinary experience in Milan. Dine on a long wooden table together with other guests.
  • Al Pont de Ferr on Milan’s canal is situated in the most popular dining area of Milan. This Michelin starred eatery is perfect if you’re looking for a more intimate meal.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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dan Sara
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Milan's Fashion Outlets with a Personal Shopper

Sara did a wonderful job showing us around and was so much fun to be with. She even gave us dinner recommendations for the next city we were visiting. We really enjoyed our time with her. Sara even helped us with a major problem. My husband had left his cell phone in the taxi we took to meet her. She was able to help us with that and keep us all calm. She’s great!

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Cheesemaking Workshop with an Artisan

What an incredible experience! We feel truly blessed to have taken this cheesemaking workshop with Elisa. She is a true gem and a wealth of knowledge. The hands-on portion of the workshop assisting Elisa in making fresh cheese with the milk collected from their cows that morning was fantastic. She shared her knowledge with every step of the process, including background and historical information about why something is done the way it is. Knowledge that has been passed down from generation-to-generation. We felt like a part of her family by the end. Elisa is passionate about sustainable living and a short supply chain. You can see their entire production cycle from farm to table during this workshop.

As our fresh cheese set, Elisa gave us a tour of her farm, including meeting the cows that provide her milk for her cheese and yogurt. Part of the tour also included being able to see their 13th century farmhouse. WOW! I am very interested in history and this was an extra special unexpected experience!

After we finished the farm tour we sat down for lunch with the cheese we made earlier, as well as the same cheese at different stages of aging. We also had saffron risotto she had made for us using their farm's Canaroli rice, fresh bread, wine, and great conversation.

We would highly recommend this cheesemaking workshop with Elisa and would love to do it again the next time we are in Milan.

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Mit Alisa
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Milano Off the Beaten Track!

My experience in Alisa was one of the best thing in Milan. She was so informative and very well aware of all the places around . She exactly catered to all the needs which 1 was looking at - in terms of places to see around . From graffiti to street art , to the most historic places around Milan . People who would like to explore the city and the natural essence of milano ..would defntly ask them to get in touch with Alisa. Thank you once again