Located in the fashion district of via Tortona, Antica Osteria il Giardinetto is a real heaven for foodies. Here the owning family prepares fantastic dishes of the authentic Northern Italian cuisine since 1949. Head to Il Giardinetto if you wish to taste traditional delicious recipes from Milan and Piacenza areas, including a very special selection of the owner’s home made salami. The wine list is very good with a wide selection of fine bottles to enjoy.
via Tortona, 17 – http://www.osteriailgiardinetto.it
The only Asian food restaurant in Italy to hold a Michelin star, Iyo has been open for 10 years now and is a project of owner Claudio Liu. The menu is very well designed and offers superb Asian dishes to enjoy in a contemporary setting. It is the right place to head to if you are looking for a high quality not Italian cuisine in town. A special mention goes to the sushi dishes prepared by expert Chef Haruo Ichikawa who is a real institution in the Milan food scene. Iyo is currently enjoying growing success, therefore advance booking is recommended.
via Piero della Francesca, 74 – www.iyo.it
Trattoria Masuelli S. Marco
The temple of the culinary tradition of Milan and the Piedmont is run by the Masuelli family since 1921. Here authentic dishes of the tradition are coupled to delicious contemporary cuisine recipes.
Eating at Trattoria Masuelli S.Marco is a real experience that allows you to discover some of the best traditional flavors of Italian cuisine paired with very good wines. The beautiful location with its classic warm atmosphere and the personality of the Masuelli family will make you enjoy the quality of a very special meal prepared with the best fresh seasonal ingredients.
viale Umbria, 80 – http://www.masuellitrattoria.com
Possibly the most elegant and innovative Japanese restaurant in Milan. It is the brainchild of Chef Yoshinobu Kurio (Yoshi) who, before opening his own restaurant, was at Armani Nobu. Chef Yoshi has a strong passion for fresh fish and is able to prepare the most surprising dishes. He creatively combines the fresh ingredients that he personally sources from the market every day. At lunch Yoshi serves a very tasty bento box set for those on the go.
via Giuseppe Parini, 7 – http://www.ristoranteyoshi.com/
La Trattoria, which opened in 1933, is a stylish yet authentic trattoria that offers fine, traditional Milanese cuisine. A well known address in Milan town center with a strong local clientele of good cuisine lovers. Book here to taste one of the best saffron-infused risotto alla Milanese or ossobucco and costoletta Milanese (breaded veal chops) the most popular classics of the city’s cuisine. The wine list offers a good choice of Italian wines.
via Santa Marta, 11
Il luogo di Aimo e Nadia
Il luogo, a 2 star Michelin restaurant, is a real institution among Milanese gourmands. The restaurant has over 50 years of history and is very well known as one of the top Italian restaurants. It was started by owner Tuscan cordon bleu Chef Aimo Moroni and his wife Nadia. Now Aimo with his daughter Stefania oversees the new generation of carefully selected Chefs, Fabio Pisani and Alessandro Negrini. Il luogo di Aimo e Nadia offers a range of creative Italian dishes based on the very best and exclusively sourced seasonal ingredients. The cellar is just one of the finest in town. Located out of town center in the Western suburbs of Milano is absolutely worth the experience.
via privata Raimondo Montecuccoli, 6 – www.aimoenadia.com