Milan Fashion Week is here, and the city will be facing the fashion tribe’s invasion. Blogger, trend setter and fashion victims will flood the city center, with their photographers ready to shoot the perfect outfit. If you want to take a break from the catwalk – without forgetting style and taste – here are the best restaurant where to eat during Milan Fashion Week. With new openings and evergreens, between award-winning chefs and cool design.
Via Ceresio, 7. Milan. +39 02/31039221
One of the most beautiful rooftop bars in Milan. Ceresio7 is the result of Dimore Studio’s creativity, a vintage concept framed by a spectacular swimming pool. The sophisticated atmosphere is depicted with leather couches and brass details, and colors ranging from shades of gray to burgundy. The kitchen sees protagonists the products of the Italian tradition, all under the supervision of chef Elio Sironi.
Via Gaetano de Castillia, 28. Milan. +39 02/8712 8855
A former railway warehouse, which looks like a villa, this is a charming venue in the new Milan. Rga Studio created tailor-made furnishing while keeping the industrial flavor of the place, always with attention to detail. Ratanà offers a creative menu by chef Cesare Battisti, with a special attention to the wine menu.
Carlo e Camilla in Segheria
Via Giuseppe Meda, 24. Milan. +39 02 /837 3963
The encounter between designer Tanja Solci and chef Carlo Cracco has given shape to this place: a restaurant featuring innovative Italian dishes with a contemporary twist, and a cocktail bar with signature drinks. All in a disused industrial space. The other chefs in the kitchen are Emanuele Pollini and Filippo Sisti; they manage the two long tables of guests, surrounded by design chairs and antique crystal chandeliers.
Via Maestri Campionesi, 16b. Milan. +39 02/54019383
A mandatory pit-stop for dessert and breakfast lovers, where to momentary let go of diet obsessions. The croissants laboratory, signature feature of Babouche, is absolutely to be tested. The outline is a bright space with hanging plants, relaxed and refined.
Via Nino Bonnet, 5. Milan. +39 02/659 9322
A raw fish fast food that has allowed to import Mediterranean life in Milan. Sandwiches, salads and lots of fish are all coming straight from Polignano a Mare, in Apulia region. The idea of Bartolo L’Abbate, owner of a renowned fish shop, with Domingo Iudice, director of communications, is to offer freshness at a reasonable price. Chef Lucio Mele than gives a hint of flair to more traditional dishes.
The Botanical Club
Via Pastrengo, 11. Milan. +39 02/3652 3846
An old fashioned environment with exposed brick walls and hanging lamps where to enjoy subliminal drinks. Doubled between Isola and Tortona, the signature feature here are gin and herbs, accompanied by small delights. Protagonist is the detailed decor, along with music for everyone to enjoy.
Via della Moscova. Milan. +39 02/8724 4737
The young Marsica Fossati creates Pacific’s elegant atmosphere, the latest in a long line of restaurants signed by Peruvian chef Jaime Pesaque. Blue predominates, related to the oceanic theme, and tables are surrounded by soft lighting and wallpapers. The menu metaphorically crosses the Ocean, with ceviche and dim sum directly from the lands of South America.
Via Savona 50. Milan. +39 02/49533630
After training with Cracco and Berton, chef Kokichi Takahashi’s dishes are characterized by the use of selected products, from Gragnano spaghetti to mullet bottarga. Architect Emanuele Bortolotti gave shape to the philosophy of an environment to live: starting from the beautiful internal garden, the main room is rebuilt with salvaged pieces and retro elements.
Via Solferino 48. Milan. +39 02/91765472
The main feature of Andrea Berton’s cuisine in enhancing the character of any dish; even a simple risotto from the local tradition harmonizes with the interior design. Vudalfieri Saverino Partners has chosen for wooden, simply colored interiors, floral decorations on the walls and neon applications. A family place, private, but still in the city center.
Via Cuccagna 2/4, ang. Via Muratori. Milan +39 02/5457785
For those who want to momentarily escape out of town and enjoy the taste of an agricultural farm, this is the place. Cascina Cuccagna’s cuisine is not mainstream: chef Nicola Cavallaro always choses homemade products, paying attention to organic and vegetarian options. The red brick walls and large courtyard revives the atmosphere of yesteryear.
Alzaia Naviglio Pavese 286. Milan +39 02/87380711
Wines exhibited on the walls as if they were books, a quiet setting on the outskirts naviglio, a journey of flavors under the arbor and the lights. RGA Studio decorated the space essentially: the larch wood aroma and herbs come together in a union between the shelves, which resemble the vegetables crates. Colored cables of lamps on pulleys complete the atmosphere.
Les Pommes Bistrot
Via Pastrengo, 7. Milan. +39 02/8707 4765
A thorough French bistro. To be experienced from breakfast to the aperitif, between oysters and escargot, throughout the specialties of a brunch inspired by the 4 corners of the globe. Relaxing colors and light structures on the walls decorate the restaurant; an intimate and refined space, complemented by an open kitchen.
Home Delicate Restaurant
Via Tortona, 12. Milan +39 02/ 835 6706
Hidden by a door, in a courtyard away from the noise, Home Delicate was born, between plants and flowers. Minimalist furniture, lamps, chairs and the objects of design complete the atmosphere, with graphics and exotic touches to the walls chosen by Logica Architecture. The tables are few and the refined atmosphere is nourished by a rich buffet of appetizers, cold dishes and salads. The specialties change every month, with a menu that is always curious.