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When you are in Milan you owe it to yourself to taste the fine Italian cuisine. Thankfully you will find the greatest Milan city guide options, as Italian restaurants can be found across the city. Many of which offer more than just a meal, but a true culinary experience. But which ones should you visit?
Alice Ristorante is a Michelin star restaurant with a focus on modern Italian and sea dishes. The restaurant has a very extensive menu showing the chef, who even won an award as best chef of Italy in the past, is clearly fond of making lots of rich and creative dishes. It’s a joy to see that this restaurant has an unusually open and comfortable atmosphere, mixing calm white with wooden design, which invites people in, and offers a beautiful over the Milanese streets. Alice Ristorante is located next to one of Milan’s city gates, Porta Garibaldi, in a multistorey food court called Eataly Milano Smeraldo.
A rooftop restaurant, with a pool, a panoramic view of Milan and uniquely styled dishes. Ceresio 7 is a luxury restaurant that offers the complete experience. It caters to a wide audience, as it services people who come for a drink and a small bite around noon and the people looking for a culinary business dinner. Chic and trendy is an acquired taste, more when you spend the evening drinking a cocktail here at the bar while enjoying a spectacular sunset.
El Porteno Arena
El Porteno is a classic Argentinean steakhouse restaurant that hits all right notes. A nice variety in different meat dishes, which are served in good portions, Argentinian favorites such as stuffed pastries called empanadas, and a good selection of Italian and Argentinian wines. As usual with Argentinean restaurants it’s not that cheap, but you can be sure to leave here satisfied with a full belly. The restaurant can be found near the center of Milan, to the north of the central park, known as Sempione Park.
In one of the havens of the most impressive modern architecture of Milan, the business district Porta Nuova, where you can for example find the Unicredit Tower, you will find Ristorante Berton. The restaurant prides itself on fairly light dishes and the art of turning ingredients to life with uncommon and distinct flavours. The restaurant has a deserved Michelin star as the experimental flavours are a joy to experience. The interior has a certain minimalistic design fitting the theme of the restaurant.
STK Milan is a hip restaurant for both meat and fish lovers where they set the mood for a social evening with a modern interior. The restaurant also has an open cocktail bar inviting people to have a playful evening as they enjoy their dinner. The ambiance is perfect for having a dinner with friends. Many dishes stand out for their own unique twist, like the coconut fried halibut and tuna tartare, but the classic dishes like the sirloin wagyu are of course also available for the traditional meat connoisseur. STK certainly seems to aim at turning your evening into a fairly classy social experience, which means the restaurant is less suitable for a family dinner, but when you want to have a special evening out then it’s very worth visiting.
Seta is a classy two star Michelin restaurant that gives a spin to the Italian cuisine. Notable for its colourful bites offering unconventional flavour explosions livening up your taste buds. The selection of dishes vary from tributes to Milan, to seafood and various meat dishes to sweet pastries among other things. If you wish to be surprised it is even possible to give the chef a carte blanche to create a nice multiple course dinner for you. The restaurant has a formal luxury design and is located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the heart of Milan. The restaurant also has a beautiful inner courtyard which has a more green and less formal feel to it, which is one of the nicer places to enjoy your meal at.
If you looking for an Italian luxury restaurant then Terrazza Gallia is for you. On top of the dignified Excelsior Hotel Gallia, which can be found next to the breathtaking central station of Milan and next to the Pirelli Tower, you can find this award winning Italian rooftop restaurant with a magnificent view over one of the busy squares of Milan. Of course you can also sit indoors with less of a view, so it’s useful to mention what kind of table you want to reserve. The menu is devised by three star michelin chefs who wanted to bring out the local flavours of the region.
Terrazza Triennale is an Italian rooftop restaurant in arguably the most beautiful and green location in Milan. It can be found in the heart of the Sempione Park, which is a park in the center of Milan. The rooftop restaurant has glass walls in every direction so you can have a panoramic view over the park, the iconic Sforza Castle and the distant skyline of Milan. In the summer you can also sit outside on the terrace so you can soak in the view even better. The restaurant has a Michelin chef that has made some unique recipes that stay true to the flavors of Italy.
The Brisket Milano
The Brisket is an authentic steakhouse restaurant that prides itself on its slow cooking methods as they smoke the meat to perfection, keeping the meat as soft and juicy as possible, according to the Texan culinary tradition. The interior of the restaurant has a warm and raw feel to it, giving it a comfortable and informal atmosphere, making you feel right at home. The dishes are spot on and as expected with dishes such as Texan smoked briskets, pork ribs and smoked pork belly. So in short, this is certainly a steakhouse we recommend. The restaurant is also located in the Navigli district next to the romantic Naviglio Grande canal, which you should visit at least once when you are in Milan.