Many new venues have debuted during the last months in Milan. From the most exclusive restaurant to the more traditional one, from the place for an after-dinner drink to the one for a coffee break. Some of the most interesting places are in the Isola area, the new movida district in Milan, but not only. There’s a spot for everyone: for the Neapolitan pizza and the craft beer lovers, for the cocktail experts and for the exotic kitchen enthusiasts. Here you will find our proposals for a tasty Autumn in Milan.
This Neapolitan pizzeria located in Piazzale Segrino has opened a few months ago, but there’s already a full house every night. It has been founded by Antonio Tammaro, pizza chef, and owner of other historical pizzerias. In a noisy and folkloristic environment, you may choose among a large selection of traditional or gourmet pizzas with a very good dough and fresh ingredients. There is a familiar atmosphere with a friendly waiting service and, in addition to the pizzas, the fried starters and the desserts are very delicious too.
Piazzale Segrino, 1
+39 02 606456
In this very little restaurant in Viale Coni Zugna (it is better to make a reservation), with a simple and basic design, you may taste the typical Philippine dishes cooked using ingredients from the original recipes yet combined to create contemporary taste. The menu includes the Yum specialties, that are single dishes, the pansit, typical Philippine pasta, the rice – of course – and meat or fish courses and vegetables. The food is really delicious and must be matched with the Philippine beer. You should also try the purple potatoes cheesecake.
Viale Coni Zugna, 44
This restaurant with a modern design specialized in fish dishes has opened last spring. You may order cold and hot starters, first and second courses, everything made with fresh fish. Home specialties are the Catalan’s recipes, such as the Catalan lobster. For those who don’t like fish, the list includes some interesting meat dishes too. It is not cheap, but the price is adequate for the place.
Via Volturno, 31
+39 02 680218
Tradition and innovation are mixed in this brand new restaurant in Piazzale Segrino, whose name literally means jar. With a refined and innovative design, here nothing is left to chance. Sicilian recipes are proposed in a modern way, using fresh and seasonal ingredients. You may order meat and fish plates and eccentric cocktails with olives and taralli. Finally, Boatta is also a food shop, and you may buy here selected products.
Piazzale Segrino, 1
+39 02 668 8560
It’s a little pub with many pending lights and a few tables, in Via Carmagnola, where you may taste craft beers from the Venegono Inferiore’s The Wall brewery. The list of all the British-American style beers is exposed above the counter. The staff is young, friendly and competent and you may sip on your beer while eating some tasty Apulian pucce or other good dishes, in collaboration with the takeaway restaurant il Cibario (via Confalonieri, 11).
Via Carmagnola, 15
The first Italian avocado bar will open shortly downtown in Milan, after those of New York and Amsterdam. The avocado is by now an important ingredient in the Mediterranean cuisine, and it will be the main ingredient of all dishes at Avocadino, such as toasts, salads, cooked plates and so on. All created with selected products mixed in a creative way.
You still have a few days to drink a S.Pellegrino soda in this Mediterranean corner, right below the Piazza Gae Aulenti skyscrapers. Bar Meraviglia is the temporary café from the famous beverages brand, where you can taste the namesake products straight or mixed a cocktail, all while eating a gourmet salad, some cous cous, a muffoletta (the traditional Sicilian bread), a cheese platter or a dessert. Surrounded by lemon plants and aromatic herbs, seated at the Caltagirone ceramic tables, it seems to be like living in a wonderful Sicilian corner.
Via Vincenzo Capelli, 2
There are more than two hundred seats in the club and restaurant of the new concept hotel NYX dedicated to the street art near Milan Central Station.
For lunch, you can have a gourmet burger and for dinner, you may taste Italian and international street food. And for the after dinner, there is a rich selection of cocktails, beers, and wines. In an underground atmosphere, three times a week at the Clash you may dance at the parties with DJ set music.
P.zza IV Novembre, 3
This is an elegant and exclusive cocktail bar in the Porta Romana district. In a refined atmosphere with velvet sofas, mirrors, and light effects, behind the mahogany counter, expert bartenders prepare cocktails mixed in a competent manner, such as the classic ones at 13 euros or the home specialties at 15 euros. At their back, there are precious bottles from everywhere in the world. The most faithful customers may become members and, among the other privileges, they can have access to the private room, where there are safe-deposit boxes to store the most expensive bottles.
Via Piacenza 15
After the success of the namesake food trucks (one is permanently parked inside the Central Station), LùBar GAM Bistrot has opened inside the Modern Art Gallery, open from breakfast until dinner time. The food is cooked according to the Sicilian tradition (the founders, the Bonaccorsi brothers, are Sicilian too), but with a contemporary touch. For example, panelle are matched with avocado, and sardines with figs. Wines are Sicilian, and the environment is amazing: inside the Villa Reale, where the GAM is located, this place reminds of a winter garden, with flamingos, flowers, and plants as palms or cactuses. Big windows enlighten the place and show the outdoor where there is a large summer dehors.
Via Palestro, 16